ACRYLIC STONE

On board style and comfort in the Menfys Prestige range

 

For its flagship range, in the VAN world, McLouis has chosen refined details and high quality materials that contribute to making the environment refined, exclusive and comfortable to live in every day.

Among these, acrylic stone deserves special attention. The Van Menfys Prestige kitchen countertop and bathroom sink are made of this material, which is resistant, beautiful to look at and easy to clean.

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Acrylic stone:

a revolution in the furniture sector

 

Acrylic stone offers high-level functional and aesthetic performance. Introduced on the market in 1967, this material has revolutionized industrial manufacturing of kitchen and bathroom countertops. It offers the same qualities as natural stone and can be processed in any shape, just like wood.

Its use is widespread in the field of design and architecture, in indoor and outdoor environments.

Acrylic stone is very versatile. It fits harmoniously into contexts of classic or modern style and is easily combined with other types of materials. Its technical characteristics make it suitable for multiple uses in very different contexts, from the office to the school, from hospitality to catering.

 

 

 

What is acrylic stone?

 

Acrylic stone is a non-absorbent and non-porous composite material. It is composed of about two-thirds aluminum hydroxide, obtained from bauxite, and one-third high-quality acrylic, with the addition of small amounts of pigment for a colored product .

The appearance is bright and translucent, soft to the touch, uniform and without visible seams.

 

 

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Features

 

Here in detail are the special features of this material and the advantages for those who use the Menfys Prestige kitchen and bathroom daily:

 

  • HYGIENIC

Non-porous acrylic stone repels liquids and food substances. For this reason, it does not favor the growth of bacteria, fungi or molds.

 

  • NON-TOXIC

Acrylic stone, as an inert material, is non-toxic and hypoallergenic. In the production phase, it produces limited emissions, being chemically non-reactive.

 

  • ECOLOGICAL

Acrylic stone is safe for human health and the environment due to its mineral and acrylic composition and “zero waste” production process.

 

  • RESISTANT

Solid and homogeneous, it easily withstands shocks, scratches and daily wear and tear. It is resistant to stains because, as a non-porous material, it does not allow liquids to penetrate.

 

  • DURABLE

Resistant to direct sunlight, its color remains unchanged over time. It also tolerates stress optimally.

 

  • REPAIRABLE

Due to its composition, acrylic stone is renewable and can be restored or repaired. For small interventions, proceed independently. For more complex operations, contact the specialized technical personnel.

 

  • COMFORTABLE

A few simple steps are enough to take care of the acrylic stone.

 

 

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Maintenance

As we have seen, acrylic stone is very resistant and lasts over time.

A few simple maintenance and cleaning rules can still help protect it from accidental wear and tear.

 

Some useful tips for everyday maintenance:

  • Clean stains with a soft cloth and warm water. You can also use a slightly abrasive cream, except on limescale stains
  • For grease, oil, perfume, wine, blood, or mercurochrome stains use an abrasive sponge with detergent that contains ammonia
  • For lemon juice, coffee, tea, vinegar, ketchup, vegetable oils, lily pollen, saffron, ink, shoe polish, mold, iodine stains and to remove significant cigarette burns and scratches, use an abrasive sponge with bleach, rinse with warm water and then dry well with a soft cloth.
  • For limescale, mineral and soap stains use an abrasive sponge with acetone-free detergent, rinse with warm water and dry well with a soft cloth.

 

In general, circular motions are recommended for cleaning.

 

Be aware of the following

 

Acrylic stone is sensitive to heat. For this reason, we suggest always using a pot holder before placing a hot pan on the top. It is also recommended not to pour boiling water directly on the surface; open the cold water tap first.

Also pay attention to the size of the pots placed on the burners. They must not be too large for the stove, to avoid damage to the surrounding surfaces.

Cutting or chopping directly on the top is not recommended. It is best to use a cutting board.

Also pay attention to stains caused by chemicals. They must be removed as soon as possible using a soft cloth.