FENIX NTM LAMINATE

GENERAL INFORMATION

The FENIX laminate is created with the use of nanotechnology. The material is known for its matte expression and soft touch that is easy to maintain, and offers a great range of features, such as: 

  • Low light reflectivity, extremely matt surface 
  • Thermal healing of micro scratches 
  • Anti-fingerprint 
  • Soft touch 
  • Resistance to scratches and abrasion 
  • Resistant to dry heat 
  • High resistance to acid solvents and household reagents
  • Enhances anti-bacterial properties 

MAINTENANCE & CARE 

Fenix Laminate is an innovative material with unique properties which facilitates daily cleaning and do not require special maintenance. It is easy to clean and is resistant to mould, it has improved anti-bacterial properties, is resistant to both abrasion and scratch as acid-containing solvents and cleaning agents. 

CLEANING & STAIN REMOVAL 

To achieve the best results when cleaning the FENIX NTM® laminate it is important to take the following precautions: 

  • Never clean with abrasive products such as sponge scourers, sandpaper or steel wool 
  • Avoid using dishwasher detergents or soft soap, neither concentrated nor dissolved in water, as well as soap flakes dissolved in water 
  • Products with a high acid or alkaline products should be avoided as they can cause stains. 
  • When using solvents should the cloth be completely clean, so leave no marks on the surface.
  • Do not use furniture polish and wax-based cleaners, as these will put an adhesive layer on the close FENIX laminate surface as dirt can get in. 

DAILY CLEANING: 

FENIX NTM® laminate surface should be cleaned regularly but does not require any special maintenance, just a clean microfiber cloth with warm water, Fritz Hansen Laminate Cleaner or similar detergent. Almost all normal household cleaning products or disinfectants are perfectly well tolerated. Use a melamine sponge (wrung in lukewarm water) about once a week – this helps cleaning the surface in depth and restoring its matte expression. 

THOROUGH CLEANING:

For thorough cleaning of the FENIX NTM® surface we recommend using a white melamine sponge along with a grease-dissolving detergent that does not contain acids. Spray it onto the surface and rub the sponge in circles. Make sure that the entire surface of the tabletop is rubbed; otherwise, the difference between the cleansed and the not cleansed area will remain visible. Rinse thoroughly using a microfiber cloth wrung in clean water. After this type of in-depth cleaning we recommend discarding the melamine sponge. 

NOTE, if a larger area has collected dirt over time, we recommend initiating the thorough cleaning with rubbing the table using a dry melamine sponge. This helps remove grease and soap residue if the surface has previously been cleaned with soap-based detergents. This process is especially suitable for the light-coloured surfaces. 

LAMINATE CLEANER

Fritz Hansen Laminate cleaner laminate has been developed for efficient cleaning of Fritz Hansen laminate tabletops. 

HOW TO USE:

  1. Spray the laminate cleaner directly onto the surface 
  2. Wait a few minutes and then wipe the table with a dry clean cloth 
  3. Remove streaks using a hard-woven cloth and wipe with a clean, dry cloth 

Laminate cleaner contains 500 ml and can be purchased from your Fritz Hansen dealer. 

NOTE, the laminate cleaner is only for new tables produced after 2017. Laminate cleaner is specially designed for efficient, periodic cleaning and protection of FENIX NTM® laminate tabletops. 

General terms and conditions before use: Fritz Hansen A/S disclaims any liability in relation to the use of the following care and cleaning products. Any use is at any time the customer’s own responsibility.

The maintenance guide is only indicative, by improper use the warranty will not apply. 

RECOMMENDED CLEANING – TYPE OF DIRT

SYRUP, FRUIT JUICE, JAM, MILK, TEA, COFFEE, WINE, SPIRITS, SOAP AND INK:
  1. Remove all stains with Fritz Hansen Laminate Cleaner or a similar detergent mixed in water as the dosage instructions indicate
  2. Rinse thoroughly with a microfiber cloth wrung in lukewarm water
ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE FATS, SAUCES, EGG, SMOKE, LIME SCALES, GELATINE AND BLOOD:
  1. Remove all stains with a grease-dissolving detergent that does not contain acids mixed in water as the instructions under THOROUGH MAINTENANCE indicate
  2. Rinse thoroughly with a microfiber cloth wrung in lukewarm water 
VEGETABLE AND VINYL BASED GLUES, ORGANIC WASTE AND GUM ARABIC: 
  1. Remove as much dirt as possible using kitchen roll 
  2. As far as possible remove the stains with a grease dissolving detergent that doesn’t contain acids, and a melamine sponge 
  3. Stubborn stains can then be carefully wiped off with benzine on a microfiber cloth. Avoid rubbing heavily in one isolated place, but be gentle and get evenly around 
  4. Repeat the cleaning process with the degreaser and the melamine sponge
  5. Rinse thoroughly with a microfiber cloth wrung in lukewarm water 
HAIR SPRAY, VEGETABLE OIL, PENS, WAX, FOUNDATION AND OILY MAKE-UP, RESIDUAL SOLVENT MARKS, NAIL POLISH, SPRAY LACQUER, LINSEED OIL, NEOPRENE GLUES AND TRACES OF SILICONE: 
  1. Remove as much dirt as possible using kitchen roll with nail polish remover (acetone) 
  2. Remove the stains with a grease-dissolving detergent that doesn’t contain acids, and a melamine sponge
  3. Rinse thoroughly with a microfiber cloth wrung in lukewarm water 

SMALL SCRATCHES REPAIR 

Melamine Sponge: Rub the melamine sponge (dry or slightly damp) in a circular motion on the area where the surface is scratched. It helps restoring the matte expression on the surface. 
Iron: 

  1. Place a slightly damp piece of paper towel on the area where the surface is scratched. 
  2. Place the heated iron on the kitchen roll piece and move it in circular motions for about 8-10 seconds. 
  3. Rinse thoroughly with a clean microfiber cloth and lukewarm water. 

WARNING 

Laminate provides a very strong surface; however, marks and spots will form on the laminate if it is exposed to high heat, e.g. if a hot pan is placed directly on it without using a dish mat, or to red wine for many hours. Always use coasters and trivets and clean/maintain laminate surfaces according to the maintenance and cleaning instructions.