As with any other material for interior design, a FENIX surface should be cleaned regularly. It does not require any special maintenance, just a damp cloth with warm water or a mild detergent. Almost all regular household cleaning products or disinfectants can be safely used. For the most common stains, you can simply clean the surface with warm water using a non-abrasive cloth. Tougher stains can be removed with non-abrasive household cleaners or solvents. For older, dried or caked-on stains, use a magic sponge or soft cloth to remove them. After using any solvents, we recommend rinsing the surface with warm water and a detergent. Always rinse thoroughly to remove the detergent with clean water, preferably warm.
Stubborn Stains and Minor Scratches
FENIX surfaces have a unique non-porous external layer, allowing you to keep it neat with simple, everyday care and cleaning methods. In case of stubborn stains, we recommend the use of a specific stain cleaning agent to remove any trace of the stain. After cleaning or after using the magic sponge, rinse thoroughly with clean water, preferably warm, to remove any detergent, solvent or any other cleaning agent residual.
Tips and Tricks for cleaning
For the best results when cleaning FENIX, it is important to remember the following advice
- Although very resistant, a FENIX surface must still never be treated with products containing abrasive substances, macro abrasive sponges or unsuitable materials such as sandpaper or steel wool - strongly acidic or alkaline products should be avoided because they can stain the surface
- bleach and heavily-chlorinated products should be avoided because they can degrade the surface. - Sodium hypochlorite should be used at concentrations lower than 5%, and for no more than 5 minutes at a time, then rinsed off with a sponge or towel
- hydrogen peroxide at concentrations lower than 3% should be carefully rinsed off. For concentrations higher than 3%, we recommend avoiding leaving this solution in contact with the surface for more than 10 minutes at a time, and the surface must be thoroughly rinsed with a non-abrasive sponge and then dried well
- when using solvents, the cloth used must be perfectly clean so as not to leave marks on the FENIX surface. Any marks may, however, be removed by rinsing with hot water and drying well - do not use furniture polishes or wax-based cleaners in general, because they tend to form a sticky layer on the FENIX surface that attracts and traps dirt
- do not use metal scrapers, iron brushes or any other metal tool to remove stains, paint, plaster or other substances from the surface.