The perfect balance between durability, comfort, and its wide variety of colors has made urethane edge a popular choice among consumers in heavy use applications including control rooms, 911 dispatch centers, healthcare, and hospitality. Additionally, urethane edges offer anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and UV resistant properties to help reduce the spread of infections. However, while the bonded seams do not allow liquids or dust to seep inside the laminate and the edge, polyurethane can still get dirty over time due to normal wear and tear. In this article, we will go over the different ways to clean urethane edges.
How Do You Clean Urethane Edges?
Polyurethane edges are known for being resistant to most staining agents including food condiments and other compounds. However, bacteriostatic agents such as iodine which is found in betadine, seafood, and other dairy products can cause permanent stains that may only be partially removed. Therefore, care should be exercised to avoid exposing these products to the urethane edge.
- Soiled Edges: Normal tear and wear can cause the urethane edge to get soiled over time. These types of smaller stains can be cleaned using a damp cloth or sponge and applying Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner, Formula 409®, or other dishwashing detergent mixed with warm water.
- Stains: For deeper and larger stains, you may use a soft bristle scrub brush in order to prevent scratching or damaging the surface permanently. If the stain requires multiple passes, you may use a soft bristle brush and 70% isopropyl alcohol mixed with warm water.
- Recommendations: DO NOT use abrasive cleaners, bleach, sharp metal objects, hard bristle brushes or sandpaper to remove stains as they will cause permanent damage to the urethane edge and the work surface. If the stain does not disappear after trying the first two methods, please contact your supplier for more guidance.
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