CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF YOUR HANDCRAFTED CONCRETE BASINSKU:
Concrete Basin/Powder Room/Concrete Sink/Laundry/Bathroom/Guest Bathroom/Soap Holder/Bathroom Tray
CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF YOUR HANDCRAFTED CONCRETE BASIN
This is a one of a kind, handcrafted and unique concrete design made to last, and with a bit of care and love you will have this forever.
Remembering that our concrete is both water tolerant and stain resistant but not water and stain proof. Ensuring you wipe and clean as you use is essential to the ongoing care of your beautiful basin. Over time your basin will gain character, as it is a natural ageing product.
Wipe as you go, using a soft damp cloth to wipe it down .
If you encounter stubborn stains, use a mild non-abrasive cleaner.
Avoid exposure to products with high ph levels such as jiff and bleach, avoid exposure to paint strippers, nail polish remover and hair dye. Rinse immediately to neutralise the effect, and then follow usual cleaning procedure using a PH neutral cleaning agent.
Avoid exposure to high impact, especially on the edges.
Stubborn Stains and Dried Spills:
New Form Concreting high-end sealers provide great resistance to most commonly used items used in the bathroom, but please note: if left for an extended period, stains may occur, so ensure you wipe down as you go. A wet cloth is recommended for any stubborn stains. If needed use a non-acidic and non-abrasive cleaner and rinse well with water. Avoid forceful scrubbing as this may result in a loss of shine and remove the protective sealer.
DO NOT leave on your basin – toothpaste, mouthwash, hair dye, sunscreen, oil based products or makeup.
DO NOT fill your basin with boiling water and leave for extended periods of time. Your basin is designed for washing not soaking.
As a mild and gentle cleaner, we like to use a damp microfiber, combined with dish washing liquid – 2 Tablespoons to 1 litre of water, this works as a great general cleaner!
Direct Sunlight: Our concrete basins are a suitable product to be used outdoors, our concrete colours are all UV resistant, and the colour is throughout the entire concrete piece, but exposure to direct sunlight and weather may result in a slight colour change over an extended period.
Heat Resistance: Placing hot items such as a hair straightener directly onto your polished concrete basin is not recommended. Although it is heat resistant, excessive localised heat may result in damage to the concrete sealer or may lead to thermal shock.
Scratches, Cracks and Edge Chipping: Like all materials, overtime the sealer on concrete basins may develop scratches and abrasive marks. To minimise this, follow the waxing procedure to ensure your basin looks beautiful.
As with all basins, concrete is susceptible to chipping and cracking with improper use. Avoid impact on edges and the surface with hard objects. Areas around cutouts are weak points and can form small hairline cracks. The damage is aesthetic and not structural. Please note, hairline cracks are not common but may occur. Please ensure you follow the installation process correctly.
ONGOING MAINTENANCE – WAXING INSTRUCTIONS:
Ensure basin is clean and dry before using the polish. Using a Microfibre, wipe on approximately a 20 cent size of polish on the internal surface, applying in circular motion that overlap to ensure no missed areas. Leave for 2 minutes and then gently buff in light circular motion with dry microfibre. Repeat every 3-4 months or as required.
Each basin will come with a small amount of polish to continue your care.
Care And Maintenance Concrete is a very durable material, but it is important to follow these simple steps to keep it looking its best.