MityLite linenless tabletops and laminate restaurant tabletops all feature a durable Wilsonart® laminate surface. To ensure many years of reliable use, regular cleaning and care of your product is important. These instructions can be used for all:
- Reveal Tables
- Elevare Tables
- Madera Tables
- Navan Tabletops
- Charleston Tabletops
- Granada Tabletops
Daily Maintenance for Tabletops
For daily cleaning of laminate surfaces, all you need is dishwashing liquid, warm water, and a microfiber cloth. Apply a mixture of dish soap and water to the surface using
your cloth. The cloth should be damp, but not dripping wet. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and wipe dry.
Difficult stains, such as coffee or tea, can be removed using a mild household cleaner/detergent and a soft bristled brush—repeat as necessary.
If a stain persists:
Use a paste of baking soda and water, then apply to the affected area with a soft bristled brush (a toothbrush works great). A light scrubbing of 10 to 20 strokes should remove most stains. Although baking soda is a low abrasive, excessive scrubbing or exerting too much force could damage the decorative surface.
Stubborn stains that resist any of the above cleaning methods may require the use of undiluted household bleach or nail polish remover. Apply the bleach or nail polish remover to the stain and let stand no longer than two minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and wipe dry.
This step may be repeated if the stain appears to be going away and the color of the laminate has not been affected.
Hot pans and heat-producing appliances (such as electric skillets), when set directly upon tabletops, can mar the product’s beauty. Always use a heat shield, hot pad, or trivet.
Recommended cleaning solutions to use on tabletops
- Glass Plus®
- Mr. Clean®
- Formula 409®
- Purell Multi-Surface
- Isopropyl Alcohol (Isopropanol)
Alcohol and bleach are acceptable chemical disinfectants if used appropriately. As with any other disinfectants, soiled surfaces need to be cleaned with water and detergent first. Bleach is a strong and effective disinfectant—its active ingredient, sodium hypochlorite, is effective in killing bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
The following cleaners can also be used to disinfect tabletops:
- Clorox Sanitizing Spray
- Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner + Bleach
- Clorox Disinfecting Bleach
- Clorox Disinfecting Spray
- Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
- Lysol Professional Disinfecting Spray
- Purell Surface Sanitizer
- Simple Green All-Purchase Cleaner
- Spic and Span Antibacterial Cleaner
Cleaners with the following active ingredients in various ratios and solutions pose a threat to any surface and cause irreparable damage:
- Strong acids (phosphoric acid is often used, very low pH values)
- Strong bases (sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, high pH values)
- Hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, or hydrofluoric acid
With all cleaners, exposure time is the key. Often surface damage is due to poor removal of the cleaning agent (spills, drops, etc. that are not removed).
It is recommended to test any cleaner on a small area of the surface before using. Prolonged exposure of disinfectants and sanitizers to laminate surfaces can cause degradation and/or discoloration.
- Never use abrasive cleaners, steel wool, pumice stone, or scouring pads
- Never wax or sand, apply lacquer, or other topical finish
- Never expose tabletops to standing water
- Hair, textile, and food dyes can cause permanent stains (wipe up immediately with dishwashing detergent or an all-purpose cleaner)
- Never place pots or dishes directly from the oven or burner on an unprotected laminate surface as extreme heat can cause cracking or blistering
- Do not use oven cleaners on an unprotected countertop (wipe spills away promptly and rinse several times with water)
- Rust removers contain harsh chemicals which will quickly cause permanent damage (Wipe off all residue immediately, wash thoroughly with soapy water, and rinse several times)
- Steel wool and other abrasive pads will damage surfaces (don’t use for cleaning or store steel on your countertop)
- Toilet bowl cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can cause permanent damage (wipe up immediately, wash surface with soapy water, and rinse several times)
Powder-Coated Table Legs
All MityLite table legs have a powder-coated finish. To clean, use a soft cloth or sponge and a mild detergent (pH5 to 8). Avoid using a brush with tough bristles as this might damage the surface. Then, wipe down the surface with a soft cloth and clean water.
Before using any cleaners, review the cleaning ingredients or technical datasheets. Avoid using an abrasive cleaner or polish, and cleaners that contain ketones, esters, and acetones (for example, nail polish remover).
Contact Wilsonart Technical Services at 1.800.433.3222 with questions.