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Video: Meganite Countertop Installation

Posted on 09/15/2010 at 2:49pm


This summer Need Countertops awarded one person FREE new countertops! Van Kapeghian had his choice of countertop surface and he chose Meganite Solid Surface. Solid Surface Designs and Masterpiece Kitchens worked with Van and installed his new countertop in just four hours.

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MEGANITE: Big Savings!

Posted on 06/15/2010 at 6:43pm

MEGANITE’S enduring beauty affords you valuable benefits from cost savings to the overall life of the product.

  • Significant cost savings, up to 40%- MEGANITE provides cost savings over other solid surface offerings.
  • Featuring a ten year warranty- MEGANITE performs with a competitive advantage.
  • Enduring beauty, ease of maintenance, and ability to withstand demanding institutional usage- MEGANITE accommodates everyday scratches, dings, and repurposing within dynamic, fast-paced, and active environments like a busy home, kitchen, or cafeteria.
  • Value and performance- MEGANITE is the material of choice over substitutes including:  laminate, granite, and stone options, for countertops, backsplashes (with no caulk), window sills, sinks, shower walls, and transaction counters.  See, there really is so much more than just kitchens and bathrooms when it comes to MEGANITE Solid Surface.
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MEGANITE Countertops: Cleaning & Maintenance

Posted on 05/07/2010 at 3:46pm

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MEGANITE has physical properties that prevent food, dirt, bacteria, and germs from penetrating its surface.  Routine cleaning using soap, water, or window cleaner will remote most dirt and stains.  To disinfect, occassionally wipe the surface with equal parts of household bleach and water.  Always towel dry to remote water spots.  Meganite does offer warranties.

Special Care

  • For matte or satin finish countertops, rub the stain with a cleanser like Ajax or Comet and a Scotch-Brite pad with water.  Always rub in a circular motion, then rinse and towel dry.  Occassionally, rub the entire surface with a Scotch-Brite pad to maintain the matte or satin finish.
  • For a semi-gloss finish, us a non-abrasive cleanser with bleach or diluted bleach and rub in a circular motion with a white Scotch-Brite pad.  Dry with a towel and use a non-abrasive polish compound to enhance the surface.
  • For a high-gloss finish, use a sponge and apply a non-abrasive polish compound.  Extremely difficult stains may require hand sanding with 600-grit sandpaper, followed by polishing with a white polish compound using a soft cloth.
  • For MEGANITE sinks and bowls, use a scouring cleanser with a Scotch-Brite pad and water.  Occassionally, fill the sink or bowl with a solution of equal parts household bleach and water.  Let stand for about 10-15 minutes.  Rinse sides and bottom with water after draining.

Preventive Care

  • MEGANITE should be protected from hot pans directly from the stove or oven by the use of hot pads or trivets equipped with rubber-tipped feet.
  • Always place a flame-resistant hot pad or trivet underneath a heat-generating appliance such as a crock-pot or electric frying pan.
  • Some strong chemicals can cause damage to your MEGANITE surface if left in contact for a long time.  Paint removers, oven cleaners, contact adhesive solvent, rust removers, or lacquer thinners should be flushed with soapy water as quickly as possible, rinsed with clean water and dried with a towel.  If you spill nail polish, remove it with a NON-acetone based nail polish remover and soapy water.
  • When pouring boiling water into MEGANITE sinks, run cold water at the same time.  Allow hot grease to cool slightly before pouring it into the sink or garbage disposal.
  • Never cut food directly on a MEGANITE surface.  Always use a cutting board.

Removal of Cuts & Scratches

MEGANITE is easily repaired.  Most cuts and scratches can be removed without hiring a professional.

  • For a matte or satin finish, hand sand the cut or scratch with a 220-grit sanding disc, sanding in a circular motion.  When the cut or scratch is removed, hand sand the area with a 320 or 400-grit sanding disc in a circular motion.  Finally, rub the area with a Scotch-Brite pad.
  • For a semi-gloss finish, sand the cut or scratch as you would for a matte finish.  Follow-up with a white rubbing compound applied with a soft cloth and then rub with a white Scotch-Brite pad.
  • For a high-gloss finish, sand the cut with a 220-grit sanding disc until eliminated.  Follow with a 320 or 400-grit sanding disc and then a 600-grit sanding disc, all in a circular motion.  Buff with a white polishing compound and a low-speed polisher equipped with a wool pad.  Apply a non-abrasive countertop polish.  You can find this polish at most home stores.
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Are there any green friendly countertops?

Posted on 04/27/2010 at 2:25am

The marketplace is still in the process of determining what ‘green’ means.  MEGANITE is aligned with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system for green buildings.  It has been tested and certified by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute as a Low-Emiting Product for Indoor Air Quality, and the more stringent assessment for Children and Schools.  MEGANITE and its high performance attributes extend product life and allow repurposing of surfaces through routine maintenance/repairs eliminating unnecessary contribution to landfill.

Architects, designers, and builders currently refer to “green” products as being sustainable.  Products are green or sustainable for several reasons:

  1. The manufacturer of the product is environmentally responsible.
  2. The bi-products of production of the product are being disposed of responsibly and are not negatively impacting the enivronment.
  3. What happens to the product after its expected life span.  For example:  Can it be reused?  Does it disentigrate?  Does it sit in a landfill?
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