Toughened Glass Splashbacks
Our bespoke splashbacks are made from toughened glass and are easy to maintain. They can be cleaned with a damp soft cloth and a drop of household cleaner such as dish washing liquid. Abrasive clothes and heavy duty cleaning agents are forbidden. Glass cleaner that is often used to clean windows is also proper. To avoid streaking, using of the dry cloth or a soft piece of paper after the wet cleaning is very effective.
Glass products must be regularly cleaned to avoid stains, fingerprints and greasy build-up;
- Wipe off stains as they occur;
- Always clean your glass using water with soap or mild detergent, you may use non-abrasive cleaning product applied on a soft closed; never use anything harsher than this as it can cause serious damage to the glass.
- Always rinse glass with clean water and dry with a soft cloth;
- Use the softest cloth that you possibly can, with circular and repeated motions to lift it all off until you are totally happy with the cleanliness of the results;
- Never use abrasive cloths or cleaning agents
- Never use metal- or plastic-based implements
Shower and bath screens
There are many customised solutions and cleaning agents available in the shops and they are specially designed for the purpose. They work well and are easy to get. For some people who want to try alternative or look for some cost effective solutions, liquid consisting of equal parts water and white vinegar work great. This eliminates water marks and let get rid of any stubborn stains. Pour water and vinegar into a spray bottle. Spray the surface, let it sit for a few minutes and clean with a soft cloth.
Stainless Steel Worktops, splashbacks, cabinet door, drawer fronts, bars
Stainless steel has a non-porous surface which doesn’t let microorganisms to get into cracks and hide in. The tough protective film on top gives an exceptional resistance to corrosion and rust. Therefore that film should be protected by proper cleaning and maintenance.Hard water and most household cleaners which contain chloride can compromise the steel surface. Thus, this is important to know how to clean the stainless steel to preserve it in good condition for a long time.
Stainless steel surface requires regular care.
- always wash the stainless steel surface using water with soap or mild detergent
- always rinse the surface with clean water and dry with a soft cloth
- a thorough cleaning operation can be completed, by polishing the surface with a stainless steel polish and a soft cloth
- if any discolouration appears, it should be removed immediately. Use a mild cleaner (such as CIF) and gently rub with the grain of the metal. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry with a soft cloth
- steel wool for cleaning, if used must be made of non-rusting stainless steel
- dirt and limescale should be removed on regular basis from the stainless steel surface. Stains on the surface of the sink involve limescale deposits that retain dirt particles to greater extent and the stains appear in a short period of time. Small iron and rust particles from the water mains network may also make it appear as though there are rusty marks, particularly in the case of new buildings or when repairs are being carried out to the mains pipelines, and where cast-iron water pipes are involved.
- lengthy contact with salty liquids should be avoided
- rusting items such as cast iron pans and iron filings can’t have direct and prolonged contact with the stainless steel surface
- substances used for dying or bleaching (hair or fabrics) must not come into contact with the stainless steel surface
- always use a cutting board because cutting directly onto the surface destroys it
- always use a pan stand – do not place hot pans, pots etc. directly onto the surface
- Never use course abrasive materials (harsh scouring pads, wire wool etc.) because they can scratch the surface and metal particles left can quickly turn to rust and leave rust stains on the surface
- bleaches, toilet cleaners, photographic developing liquids, acids, concentrated disinfectants, chlorine, hypochlorite, strong alkalies such as caustic soda come into contact with the stainless steel. They should be removed immediately by thorough rinsing off with clean water.