For general cleaning of standard worktops, the surface of Trespa TopLab® BASE® can be easily cleaned
with household cleaners, water or soap for example. Wipe damp surfaces with an absorbent cloth.
In any case, abrasive or polishing agents should not be used.
The surface of Trespa® TopLab® BASE® is non-porous and resistant to a large number of aggressive
chemicals. In an environment where hygiene is key, Trespa® TopLab® BASE® provides the best choice.
The surface is impermeable to most bacteria, molds or microorganisms.
Resistant to dyes and organic solvents, Trespa® TopLab® BASE® is water-resistant and remain easy to clean or disinfect.
Severely dirty surfaces or areas where normal soiling* has built up over a long period of time are easy
to clean with hot water and an interior detergent- or soap-based cleaning agent, applied with a sponge
or soft nylon brush. Apply the diluted cleaning agent to the surface and leave it to soak for a while.
Then rinse off with clean water and dry with an absorbent cloth.
* Dust, pencil, ball pen, ink, coffee, tea, fruit juice, lipstick, grease, nicotine stains, shoe polish, urine,
soap residues, lime scale, water-soluble paints and adhesives.
- Solvent-based varnishes and adhesives (nail varnish, rubber stamp ink and aerosol paint) should be removed with organic solvents such as acetone, white spirit, turpentine or petroleum.
- Remove wax from candles or crayons immediately with water and a mild household cleaning
agent. Dried wax stains may first have to be scraped off with a wooden or plastic spatula and the
remainder removed with an organic solvent.
- Two part paint or adhesive, synthetic resin and the like should be removed immediately with water or an organic solvent. Once these products have set, they cannot be removed without damaging the surface.
- In case of pollution caused by silicone use a silicone remover.
When a more thorough cleaning is required for disinfecting (micro) biological or clinical laboratory
benches, surgery rooms, stronger cleaners or disinfectants adapted to the usage are advisable, such as:
- Alcohol, preferably 60-70 % solution in water.
- Aldehydes, although not in, or in combination with, quaternary ammonia compounds.
- Chlorine separating compounds. However, long term use of these products can cause certain
pigments to fade.
- Phenols, not to be used for kitchen disinfection.
- Peroxide compounds (hydrogen peroxide and organic peracids).
- Quaternary ammonia compounds.
Some manufacturers offer products containing both cleaning and disinfecting components. These are
known as detergent sanitizers, and are intended for simultaneous cleaning and disinfection of light to
medium soiled surfaces in rooms where there is no great risk of infection.
Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully when using any cleaning agent or disinfectant.
Using a combination of products may cause unwanted chemical reactions which produce harmful gases.
When surfaces have been cleaned with aggressive cleaning agents, they should be rinsed well to dilute the cleaning agent and prevent it from drying on the panel surface.
Trespa® products for scientific surface solutions are tested and certified according to international standards in relation to sustainability, chemical resistance, antibacterial performance, low emission, food contact and decontamination. Trespa International B.V. has been a member of SEFA (Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association), EGNATON (European Association for Sustainable Laboratory Technologies) and VIP3000.