Neolith® surfaces offer assurance during global health crisis
As householders strive to keep a clean environment and minimise health risks in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, Neolith®, the global pioneering brand of Sintered Stone, highlights the ways in which its surfaces offer peace of mind.
Cleaning your home with household disinfectants helps reduce the risk of the virus being spread between people. However, many cleaning products can be damaging to traditional stone surfaces, quartz, laminates and other materials, compromising their finish and integrity.
Sintered Stone’s special composition means it is impervious to most chemical products, so you can use robust cleaning agents to thoroughly disinfect without harming the stone itself.
Neolith’s durability and physical qualities are a result of its mineral make-up and manufacturing process. As a result, its surfaces don’t rely on temporary treatments which need to be reapplied on a regular basis. Homeowners can rest easy knowing their sintered surfaces – from floors and walls to worktops and showers – are inherently strong and wear-resistant.
Bleach, alcohol or other popular products, whatever your cleaning agent of choice, Neolith will retain its aesthetic integrity. Its resistance to stains means you can scrub your surfaces without worrying about wearing away their finish or causing any unsightly color changes.
Available in large dimensions of up to 126″ x 64″, Neolith can be installed with minimal to no seams, reducing the number of locations which might harbor potentially harmful microorganisms.
Neolith slabs bring the added assurance of having a 100% natural composition, so there’s no need to worry about your surfaces bringing unnatural and potentially dangerous chemicals into the home.
Decoration applied using HYDRO-NDD 2.0, which uses water, rather than solvent, based inks, means no volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.
How to disinfect your Neolith surface
Before disinfecting a Neolith surface, make sure to read the relevant cleaning and maintenance manual. Ensure the surface is free of any spills, food or other visible dirt or grime.
Along with practicing good hand hygiene, the World Health Organisation recommends regularly cleaning surfaces. Frequently used surfaces throughout the home should be thoroughly disinfected at least once a week to help protect you and your family.
A good solution for disinfecting surfaces can be made by mixing 1 part bleach with 99 parts water (e.g. 100 ml of bleach and 9.9 liters of water). Cleaning cloths should be either disposed of or washed after a single use. After cleaning, make sure to clear any excess liquid since germs thrive in damp areas.
What to avoid
While even potent cleaning products are safe to use on Sintered Stone, if the surface has been recently installed, avoid acidic cleaners, such as acetic or citric acid, which can weaken the setting foundation. Regardless of when a surface was installed, high-concentration and overly acidic products, such as hydrochloric acid, may harm worktops over time.
Since Neolith is naturally durable and resistant, it does not require cleaners which contain wax or polishing additives. Also avoid agents with abrasive particles, which can wear down the surface and alter its appearance over time.
Find out more information about cleaning your Sintered Stone surfaces on Neolith’s dedicated website and through an informative video here.