Who doesn’t love looking for a new kitchen – the pleasure of flicking through magazines and brochures, deciding on the style, colour, finishes and appliances? Once chosen, we live through the temporary inconvenience of fitting and hey presto – our beautiful new kitchen shines brightly!
But, in the real-life family situations involving children, pets, dirty sports kits and boots, how long can the ‘new’ look and feel be sustained and how easy is it to maintain? The 2018 ACI National Cleaning Survey showed that 23% of people dread cleaning the kitchen and, in fact, the average householder spends 13 minutes per day cleaning up the kitchen after meals. Slowly but surely fine scratches begin to appear on the stainless steel, and even robust hard worktops and laminates can suffer noticeable marking despite a customer perception of a indestructability taken from the showroom.
Nano-coatings and nano-ceramics have been used throughout a wide range of industries for 40 years; they smooth out the microscopic peaks and troughs of the substrate’s surface (what feels smooth to touch really isn’t when looked at under the electron microscope) with a liquid-glass-like finish.
The consequential benefit of this technology when applied to equipment and surfaces is that every day dirt, oil and grease build-ups are easily removed as the coating prevents them binding to the substrate’s rough surfaces and jagged edges; and hence the nano- ‘smoothed’ surface, protects from:
- Staining – red wine, olive oil
- Scratches – abrasive cleaners, cloths and kitchen implements
- Adhesion of dirt – burnt-on food
- Heat damage and marking – from hot pans and coffee cups
Nano-coatings, such as Nanoflex™ Optiperl, have an optimised hydrophobic quality to ensure that dirt particles rarely adhere to the coated substrate. If they do, they are very easily removed, without the need for harsh or abrasive cleaning agents, thus reducing water usage during cleaning.
Optiperl is ideal for use on many kitchen and bathroom surfaces:
- Glazed ceramic surfaces (sinks, tiles)
- Glazed tile kitchen splash-backs
- Belfast sinks
Nano-ceramic coatings, such as Dura, have attributes that make them particularly suited for use on kitchen surfaces to:
- Prevent stains on matt porcelain sinks, granite worktops and other non-porous surfaces
- Create scratch resistance on ceramic hobs, stainless steel fixtures and fittings
- Heat resistance, preventing heat marks and stains on worktops
To see how effective Nanoflex™ Dura is at enabling the easy removal of burnt cheese on a ceramic hob, see the video below:-
Come along and have a chat to us at KBB 6th-9th March on Stand 106.