Staron® Solid Surfaces

Care & Maintenance

Staron Solid Surface, is the ideal solution for residential and commercial surfacing needs. Crafted to meet the rigorous demands of modern applications, Staron Solid Surface is a stand out as a solid, nonporous material that requires minimal maintenance to preserve its pristine appearance. The longevity of Staron Solid Surface is enhanced by its repairability, and renewability attributes, a feature that distinguishes it from other surfacing materials that in time may require complete replacement.

General Cleaning

Residential

Clean your Staron Solid Surfaces in your home by wiping the surface with a soft cloth or sponge and warm soapy water using a good quality dishwashing liquid. Complete the cleaning process by drying the surface with a soft cloth or paper towel.

Commercial

Similar to a residential environment, clean Staron Solid Surfaces in a commercial application by wiping the surface with a soft cloth or sponge and warm soapy water using a good quality dishwashing liquid. Complete the cleaning process by drying the surface with a soft cloth or paper towel. If there is no easy access to warm soapy water, use an ammonia based cleaner (e.g. Windex) and a soft cloth for a convenient cleaning process (cleaning products that leave a residue are not recommended

Deep Clean

In a world where spaces demand both durability and aesthetics, Staron Solid Surface emerges as a reliable choice. Its resilient nature not only simplifies maintenance but also offers the advantage of cost-effective longevity, surpassing the lifespan of alternative surfacing materials. With the right care regimen, your Staron Solid Surface application will endure the test of time, the below recommendations will assist selecting of the most appropriate cleaning method.

  • Satin Finish

This is the most common standard finish delivered by your certified fabricator. It has a slightly higher sheen than a matt finish.

Cleaning Method

Lightly scrub surface in a small, even circular motion with a wet sponge and an abrasive cleanser such as Jiff, Gumption or baking soda over affected area. Non-scratch pads are suitable for light colours, but darker colours will require more careful cleaning with a soft sponge. Scrubbing too aggressively in one area may actually reduce the gloss level.

  • Matt Finish

One of the standard option finishes delivered by your certified fabricator. It is a low or no-sheen finish and is recommended in all high-use areas. It is also a suitable finish for applications that have bright lighting as it reduces light reflection. Selected dark Staron colours may not be suited to a matt finish, speak with your Staron fabricator for advice on selecting the best finish for your colour selection.

Cleaning Method

Scrub in a small, even circular motion with a wet sponge and an abrasive cleanser such as Jiff, Gumption or baking soda. Darker colours tend to require more attention than lighter colours.

  • Gloss Finish

A higher reflective sheen. It is important to note that a gloss finish, especially on a dark colour, will require more care and maintenance compared to a matt/satin finish. Ensure not to apply the same care or cleaning methods that have been recommended for a matt/satin finish when caring for a gloss finish. If deeper cleaning is required after recommended cleaning methods, contact your certified fabricator for assistance.

DO NOT USE ABRASIVE CLEANSERS OR PADS OF ANY TYPE ON A GLOSS FINISH. 

Cleaning Method

Spray a non-abrasive product such as ammonia based cleaner [e.g. Windex] over stain, then clean in a small circular motion with a damp sponge. Darker colours tend to require more attention than lighter colours. Scrubbing too aggressively may actually reduce the gloss level. DO NOT use abrasive cleansers, pads or steel wool. After completing the above procedure, rinse with clear water and wipe dry with a soft cloth or paper towels to prevent spotting. Never use citrus or silicone based sprays or polishes as the residue left behind gives the appearance that the surface is scratched. DO NOT attempt to repair deep scratches, chips or burns, in this circumstance please contact a certified Staron fabricator.

Tips for Stubborn Stains

Due to its non-porous nature, no stain is ever permanent on Staron Solid Surfaces, however some stubborn marks may require extra cleaning. Follow the guidelines below to remove stains that need more than a general cleaning method.

  • Food Stains

Tea, coffee, wine and other food products that may leave a slight residue after general cleaning.

Cleaning Method

Wipe over with Jiff, Gumption, Ajax or bi-carb soda with a damp cloth or non-scratch pad. Rinse and wipe dry with a soft cloth or paper towel.

  • Oil Residue

Cooking oil splatter and other greasy condiment residue may build up over time.

Cleaning Method

Add a few drops of DD eucalyptus oil to warm soapy water. Wipe the surface, rinse and wipe dry with a soft cloth or paper towel.

Additional tip: Occasionally, Staron will benefit from the addition of a little diluted bleach to keep your white counters crisp and sinks sparkling.

Staron Maintenance Tips

Minor damage that may accidentally occur is most often repairable by a Staron certified fabricator or repair expert. However, be sure to follow these guidelines to prevent damage to your Staron Solid Surface.

Preventing Excessive Heat Damage

Staron has excellent heat resistant properties compared to other surface materials. However, placing hot pans, as well as some heat-generating appliances such as electric grills, slow cookers or deep-fryers, may cause damage to the surface. Always use a hot pad or a trivet with rubber feet to protect Staron. Avoid subjecting Staron to extreme hot temperatures

Preventing Exposure to Harsh Chemicals

Exposing Staron to some strong chemicals such as paint removers, acetone nail polish remover, and oven cleaners may cause damage to the finish of the surface. Surfaces exposed to these chemicals should be promptly flushed with water; contact may cause spots that may require extensive repairs. Remove nail polish with a non-acetone based nail polish remover and flush with water. Accidental chemical damage may be repaired by a certified fabricator

Preventing Cuts and Scratches

Although scratches can be removed from a Staron surface, you should never cut or chop directly on the material, it is beneficial to use a cutting/chopping board. Speak to your Staron® fabricator about providing you with a Staron cutting board that matches your project application. Do not drag crockery or other sharp objects across the surface.

Preventing Fractures

The unique inconspicuous joining method of solid surface offers the ability for large oversized counters that are manufactured around various support structures. It is recommended that you do not stand on Staron or drop heavy objects on the surface, Fractures can be repaired on Staron surfaces, however, prevention and care of the surface is always preferable.

Extending the Life of Staron

Staron has a rejuvenatating nature when appropriate cleaning practices are followed. Therefore, gloss reduction or minor scratching on solid surfaces can occur over time, this is not a manufacturing defect but is considered normal wear and tear.

Repair Material / Cutting Board
It is a Staron requirement that all Staron fabricators supply all projects with suitable sized repair material from your installation that is colour matched to your surface. This material is best fixed to the back of a set of drawers, so that it can be located with ease in the unlikely event that your surface has been damaged. Please insist that this is provided to you at the time of installation as per the Staron warranty requirements.

Repair Material / Cutting Board
It is a Staron requirement that all Staron fabricators supply all projects with suitable sized repair material from your installation that is colour matched to your surface. This material is best fixed to the back of a set of drawers, so that it can be located with ease in the unlikely event that your surface has been damaged. Please insist that this is provided to you at the time of installation as per the Staron warranty requirements.

Care & Maintenance for Sinks & Bowls

The joining capabilities of Staron allows for fully seamless integrated sinks, eliminating silicon for maximum hygiene. Staron sinks and bowls are easy to care for and are able to endure a more deeper cleaning process.

Cleaning Staron Sinks

  • Everyday Care and Basic Stains
    Clean regularly with a quality mild detergent such as those used for hand dishwashing.
  • Deep Clean
    Apply a mild abrasives cleanser such as Jiff, Gumption or baking soda on the area and buff in a circular, even motion with a green Scotch-Bright pad. Buff over the entire sink to blend the finish and then rinse.
  • Disinfecting
    To keep sinks bright and clean, occasionally apply liquid bleach and water using the following steps. Fill sink 1/4 full with water and add 1 to 2 cups of bleach. Scrub the entire surface with a green Scotch-Brite pad and sponge. Allow to stand for 15 minutes. Then, drain and rinse. As an alternative method, wipe the surfaces of the sink with a damp cloth that is diluted with bleach. Allow bleach to sit on surface for 15 minutes. Then rinse with water.

Staron Sink Maintenance Tips

Staron sinks and bowls are highly durable, however, be sure to follow these guidelines:

  • Allow heated cookware to cool before placing in sink.
  • Always run cold water when pouring boiled water or hot liquids into sink.
  • Do not expose the surface to harsh chemicals, such as paint remover, turpentine, nail polish remover (acetone) or drain, stove and toilet cleaning products. If the chemicals come in contact with the surface, immediately wash them off with water, using appropriate safety measures to avoid injury.
  • Avoid dropping heavy or sharp objects onto the surface

Upcycling Staron

Reclaimed Staron kitchen display fabricated into new outdoor entertaining table

Reimagining Surfaces: Second Life design

Staron has a long life expectancy within projects; the ability to renew and repair means it should not be considered as a short-term “throwaway” item. In addition at a projects “end-of-life” Staron can be salvaged and re-designed to create new applications in the same way timber is able to be repurposed. An old kitchen benchtop can become a new outdoor kitchen, laundry benches, furniture items and more. This sustainable and adaptable nature positions Staron as a conscientious choice, aligning with contemporary environmental values while providing enduring functionality.