Care and Maintenance

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The Proper Cleaning + Disinfecting of Formica® Products

With little maintenance required, Formica Group offers a large portfolio of products that are both durable and beautiful!

Keeping your Formica® Products Clean is Simple.

Three steps for the everyday care and maintenance of Formica® products.

1. Use a clean, damp, nonabrasive cotton cloth and a mild liquid detergent or household cleaner. Clean the soiled area using a rotating motion.

2. Next, rinse with clean water, using a clean, non-abrasive cotton cloth. Please take care not to flood the laminate, especially near seams, since water can penetrate and cause the substrate to swell.

3. Dry the surface with a soft, clean, non-abrasive cotton cloth.

For special cleaning instructions, explore the links below. Note, some links may direct you to our website for documentation,

How to Clean Formica® Countertops

Cleaning Formica® countertops is extremely easy using the instructions given above. For tougher stains, we recommend using acetone, rubbing alcohol or ethanol. With a damp cloth or sponge, rub in circular motions until the stain has been removed. If the stain is particularly stubborn, try using a nylon bristle brush. Once the stain has been removed, rinse the countertop with water and dry with soft cloth. Be sure to remove all traces of the cleanser from the countertop to prevent damage.

How to Clean Laminate Cabinets

To clean cabinets with laminate exteriors, first remove dust and loose debris using a dry microfiber cloth or a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment. This step helps prevent scratching during the cleaning process. Next, clean the cabinets using Formica Group’s three-step cleaning process shown above or download our guide for more in-depth cleaning tips.

How to Clean Tips

Explore our articles for recommendations on how to clean your Formica® surfaces.

Cleaning Guide

Download our care and maintenance guidelines to keep your surfaces looking their best.

Technical Documents

Download technical briefs, use and care guides, and more.

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Follow along as we share how to clean and disinfect Formica® Laminate.
How to clean Everform™ Solid Surface

For more guidance on how to clean specific Formica® Brand surfaces, please visit our YouTube page.

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