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There are many different brands of acrylic solid surfacing on the market - Corian, Hanex, Maia, Minerva, Mirostone, Mistral & Staron to name just a few.  With the many colour choices and visual effects, these work surfaces are stunning when they are first installed - but how do you keep them looking like new? Solid Surface material is manufactured from a blend of synthetic resins and natural materials.  The material itself is hygienic, non porous and highly durable making it easy to maintain and repair. Daily Care This is incredibly simple - wipe your work surface regularly with a damp cloth and buff with a...

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Hard water has a couple of benefits as it contains extra minerals including calcium & magnesium which are great for bone & cardiovascular health. If you live in a hard water area you will know this is where the benefits end as it can be a nightmare dealing with limescale deposits around your home. We regularly get asked how to remove limescale deposits around sinks & draining boards and how to prevent it.  This is a fairly simple process you will need: Good quality limescale remover such as Viakal Old toothbrush Removing limescale deposits 1. Apply the limescale remover to...

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You've finally had the luxurious granite worktops fitted that you'd always dreamed about but how do you keep them looking their best?   This is quite possibly the most commonly asked question by our customers and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to keep them looking like new – 20 years ago maintaining granite worktops was such a chore that needed a lot of elbow grease.  These days it is so much easier and quicker to do. First of all your worktop fitter should have sealed the work surface.  These sealers work their way into the pores between the crystals...

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Corian type surfaces when newly installed look stunning, but over time they pick up fine scratches and stains.  This is where Eagle Solid Surface Polish comes in. Eagle Solid Surface Polish has been developed by our experts to help maintain Corian & other acrylic type work surfaces - contains no harsh chemicals or bleach - and is very easy to use. First, wipe clean the surface to be treated.  Squeeze a small amount of our ultra fine abrasive Eagle Solid Surface Polish polishing compound on to the surface.  Use a clean cotton cloth to spread and rub in to the surface...

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As the nights start to draw in and feel a little cooler there’s nothing better than relaxing with a glass of wine (or strong cup of Yorkshire tea) in front of a log burner after a hard day working from home….  Despite all the various air wash, clean burn and tertiary air etc systems the stove glass still soots or fogs up depending on what you are burning, obstructing the beautiful view of your fire.  We’ve tried all sorts over the years from using ash & newspaper to the harsh chemical stove glass cleaners which can damage paintwork and furnishings...

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