Laminate Table Top Care

As with any investment you make in your business, tables require care and upkeep to extend the life of your purchase. Laminate tables are one of the easiest to care for and offer a great return on your initial investment with years of reliable use without showing wear and tear. When it comes to laminate table top care, the steps are easy and quick making maintenance a breeze for your staff.

The first step in laminate table top care is to promptly wipe up any spills as soon as they happen. While laminate is sturdy, it is not indestructible and is susceptible to stains. Wipe down the surface of the table with a mixture of warm water and a mild soap that is compatible with laminate. When it comes to laminate table top care, nearly any soap or cleaner can be used, even harsh ones like bleach and vinegar, but you should always spot test first before applying to a larger area of the table top. Using a nonabrasive sponge or towel, apply your solution to the table after a spot test. You can choose to go to work immediately or let it soak. Do not let it soak for more than a few minutes to avoid damage.

Wipe down the table and pay close attention to areas with spills to avoid permanent staining. The next step to laminate table top care is to rinse off any remaining cleaning solution with warm water and dry thoroughly with a towel.

Aside from cleaning the table top regularly, you may need to treat more intense stains. One of the best ways to treat stains in laminate is with the powerhouse cleaning action of baking soda. Baking soda should be gradually mixed with water until a paste forms. You want a thick consistency for this solution. Apply a generous amount of the paste to the stained area and cover it with a paper towel to keep moisture locked in. While baking soda is a cleaning powerhouse, it is not necessarily a quick fix. This paste will need to stay on the stain for 2-4 hours, depending on the severity of the stain. After the baking soda has had enough time to work, remove the paste with a swipe of a towel. Do not scrub it in or use a sponge because the abrasive nature of baking soda may cause small scratches!