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designing a home for pets and kids

I have four kids and three dogs that make keeping my home nice very challenging. I have worked hard over the years to find flooring, wall finishes, furniture, and decor that can hold up well to the things that my kids and dogs can put everything though. If you have kids and/or pets that make keeping your home looking nice difficult, visit my blog. There, you will find some tips to decorating your home in a way that makes it look very nice, but durable enough to remain in great condition while your kids and pets live their lives in it.

Remodeling Your Kitchen? 3 Steps To Keep Your New Solid Surface Counter Tops Looking New

If you're in the process of remodeling your kitchen, you want to make sure that you choose the perfect material for your countertops. Stainless steel is fantastic for cooking but they can be cost prohibitive. Tile countertops look beautiful in just about any kitchen, but they can be tough to keep clean and the grout lines make it difficult to roll out any type of dough. Natural stone countertops are easy to clean but they can get scratched and damaged.

If all those choices have left you in a quandary, it's time to consider solid surface countertops. Not only do solid surface countertops look beautiful in any type of kitchen, they're also provide a smooth surface for baking, and they're extremely durable. Here are some simple instructions that will help you keep your new countertops looking beautiful year after year.

Remove the Dirt

Solid surface countertops are easy to clean. For general cleanup, you'll just need to take a damp cloth and wipe the countertop down after each use. If your countertops have taken a beating during meal preparation, simply fill the sink with warm water and add a teaspoon each of mild dish soap and ammonia. Wipe the counters down with a clean sponge and then dry them with a soft towel.

Keep the Watermarks Away

If you forget to dry your counters when they're damp, they can develop hard water spots. Luckily, those are easy to remove with ordinary vinegar. Fill a spray bottle with vinegar and keep it on hand for those occasions when you need to get rid of hard water spots. Spray the counter with the vinegar and allow it to sit for a couple of minutes. Wipe the counters down with a soft cloth.

Get Rid of Stubborn Stains

Even with the best cleanup efforts, countertop stains can still happen. Don't panic. You can get stains off of solid surface countertops with tap water and household bleach. Fill a spray bottle with water and add ¼ cup of bleach. Spray the solution directly onto the stain and allow it to soak in for a few minutes. Wipe the area with a clean cloth. Use a wet sponge to rinse the area and then wipe dry with a soft cloth.

Solid surface countertops are a great way to add beauty and durability to your new kitchen. Use the simple instructions that are provided here to keep your countertops looking brand new.

For solid surface countertops, contact a company such as Plastic Line Mfg Inc