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Maintenance Tips for Your Concrete Worktop, Sink, or Basin.

So, you've decided to upgrade your kitchen or bathroom with a chic and robust concrete worktop, sink, or basin from ConcreteMade. A fantastic choice indeed! Now you may be wondering how to keep these trendy concrete features looking as splendid as the day they were installed. Fear not, as we have some handy tips to help you keep your concrete fixtures in top shape.

The Gentle Cleaning Routine
One of the beauties of concrete is how easy it is to clean. No need for harsh chemicals or scrubbing till your arms ache. All it takes is some mild soap and a non-abrasive cloth or sponge. Just regularly wipe your worktop, sink, or basin down to keep it gleaming and grime-free. Avoid harsh cleaners, as these can damage the sealant and leave your concrete lacking.

Seal the Deal
Concrete is a porous material, which means it can absorb liquids if not properly sealed. But fret not because sealing your concrete fixtures is a breeze. It's a good idea to reseal your worktop, sink, or basin once a year to keep it resistant to staining and heat damage. You'll know it's time to reseal when water no longer beads on the surface.

Avoid the Scratch Match
While concrete is exceptionally durable, it's not entirely scratch-proof. Avoid cutting directly on your worktop, and use a cutting board instead. Also, try not to drag heavy pots or appliances across the surface. With these simple precautions, you can keep your concrete fixtures scratch-free for years to come.

Immediate Action on Spills
Spills happen, especially in a busy kitchen or bathroom. The key is to wipe up any spills as soon as possible to prevent staining, particularly acidic substances like lemon juice or vinegar, which can etch the surface. Remember, your concrete fixture is a tough cookie, but it appreciates a bit of TLC.

Embrace the Patina
Concrete fixtures are like fine wine; they develop a patina over time. This is a fancy term for the changes that occur on the surface due to regular use. This patina adds character and enhances the unique appeal of your worktop, sink, or basin. So, don't fret about minor wear and tear; it's just your concrete fixture telling its own story.

Caring for your concrete worktop, sink, or basin is a walk in the park. A bit of regular cleaning, annual sealing, and prompt attention to spills will keep your concrete fixtures in pristine condition.

Fancy a concrete fixture, but not sure where to start? Email or call us. At ConcreteMade, we're all about helping you discover the magic of concrete and how it can transform your space into a place of enduring beauty and functionality. So, why not get in touch today and start your journey to a stylish and sustainable home?
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Maintenance Tips for Your Concrete Worktop, Sink, or Basin.