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Materials and cleaning

To take care of your furniture and keep it looking flawless over time, it is important that you know about the characteristics of the materials it is made from, and use suitable cleaning methods.

Cleaning lacquered surfaces

Lacquered surfaces require particularly careful maintenance to avoid scratches. To clean lacquered surfaces, use glass-cleaning products or alcohol diluted with plenty of water. Dry the surfaces immediately using a soft, non-abrasive cloth. Do not use abrasive powders. Do not use excessively aggressive products such as ammonia or acetone on lacquered surfaces. Avoid furniture wax and direct contact with perfumes or acid-based products. Some colour may rub off onto the cloth the first few times you clean the surfaces. This is physiological and is caused by the paint powders rising to the surface during drying. Once they have been removed, they will not come back.

Modern

Lacquer

Lacquered surfaces are powder-coated in all of the shades available in our colour range. All surfaces, from the base units to the tops, and the wall units to the mirrored cupboards, can be lacquered.In addition to a smooth lacquer, you can opt for a wood grain such as oak, or a laminate such as larch or ash, and this too can be lacquered. This creates a relief-effect lacquer, with the textured grain coming through from underneath the paint. The only colour not suitable for lacquering wooden surfaces is Platino, as it is applied using a special technique that cannot be reproduced on uneven surfaces.

Bianco
Inox
Taupe
Grafite
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Matt and glossy lacquers

Bianco
Inox
Taupe
Grafite
Nero
Grigio Londra
Cenere
Nebbia
Grigio Perla
Brezza
New Pergamon
Ecrù
Juta
Canapa
Terranova
Brown
Cacao
Terra
Visone
Verde Bosco
Verde Palude
Verde Oliva
Verde Twiggi
Salvia
Thè Verde
Germoglio
Fiordaliso
Cotto
Tigre
Ambra
Giallo Polline
Arancio
Mattone
Rosso Fuoco
Bordeaux
Cipria
Porpora
Rosso India
Rosa Vintage
Blu Marin
Navy
Petrolio
Ceruleo
Cascata
Nuvola
Acquamarina
Sky
Glicine
Amarena
Lampone
Lilla Light
Bocciolo
Platino – only matt

Metal colours (only matt version)

Mercurio
Bronzo
Bronzo Antico
Grigio Antracite

Cleaning wooden surfaces

To clean wooden surfaces, use a damp cloth with a standard glass-cleaning product (e.g. Vetril), or water and Marseille soap. Dry off any drops of water on the wooden tops. Over time, stagnant water can penetrate into the grooves in the wood created during the brushing process and cause the paint to lift. This is due to the increased humidity of the wood. Do not use abrasive products, acetone, chlorine or thinners. Do not use furniture wax or polish, which are not required owing to the special protective treatment on the surfaces, and may damage the paint.

Bark-effect wood: to clean, use warm water (preferably distilled as it has no limescale) and 20%-30% alcohol. Do not use abrasive sponges.

Natural

Wood

Wood-grain surfaces are among the most highly prized, meaning they must be used with care. Wood
is a living material that is particularly sensitive to heat and humidity. Colour changes over time due to light are not to be considered a defect. On the contrary, they are proof that this is a natural material. Wood features unique knots, tiny holes and imperfections on the surface that indicate that it is an authentic material. These irregularities are not to be considered defects but rather an added value. They add to the uniqueness of the finish.

The bark-effect wood is obtained from the core or “heart” of the tree, i.e. the toughest, most solid part of the trunk. It is used to create long-lasting, resistant furniture of exceptionally high quality, without any chemical treatment that would detract from its naturalness.

Noce
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Wood grain

Noce

Knotted oak

Riso
Naturale
Mais
Farro
Orzo
Lenticchia
Segale

Elm

Naturale
Bianco
Smog
Grigio
Giallo
Verde
Azzurro

Ash

Bianco
Nocciola
Rosa
Arena
Grigio Fumo
Grigio Ombra
Rosmarino
Azzurro

Eucalyptus

Eucalipto

Bark-effect

Chiara
Scura

Aged wood

Chiaro
Scuro

Cleaning melamine surfaces

Smooth or slightly embossed surfaces:
Avoid using spray products directly on the surface as they may leave marks. Apply the detergent on a clean, soft, damp cloth, then rinse. Avoid abrasive products, bleach or strongly chlorinated substances, and strong acids and alkalines.

Embossed surfaces:
clean for the first time with a soft cloth using 50% alcohol. For pronounced finishes and very light colours, preliminary cleaning may not be enough to remove dirt from the embossed surface. If this is the case, treat the affected area gently with a melamine foam sponge. Wet the sponge with warm water and wring it out before use. Avoid very abrasive sponges that may polish the surface.

Melamine

Melamine consists of a coating in melamine paper, applied onto a chipboard or MDF panel impregnated with a melamine resin. Thanks to increasingly realistic paper, Arcom has achieved finishes similar to a wood effect. These characteristics, together with its hard, scratch- and solvent-resistant qualities, make melamine panelling a valid solution that looks and feels great.

Bianco
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Ash

Bianco

Yosemite

Chiaro

Larch

Bianco
Ecrù
Canapa

Tranchè oak

Ecrù
Canapa
Marrone

Arlington oak

Arlington

Sherwood

Luna
Polvere
Platino
Burn

Knotted wood

Bianco
Avorio
Talco
Tabacco

Elm

Bianco
Grigio
Canapa
Marrone

Ares

50 solare
53 lunare

Cleaning marble surfaces

Natural marble: To maintain the marble’s shine, perform adequate and constant maintenance, and avoid excessive use of unsuitable soaps or detergents. We recommend protecting the surfaces with a stain-proof, water-repellent product.


Cultured marble: Cultured marble is similar to natural marble and therefore requires constant maintenance. Use water and a mild detergent to clean these surfaces. Avoid direct contact with cosmetics and aggressive products used for cleaning the washbasin, as these may dull or stain the surface.


Cultured quartz marble: Thanks to the above features, these tops are easy to maintain. Use a damp cloth and a mild detergent to clean.

Elegant

Marble

Natural marble may differ from the sample in its shading, and may feature small holes, and more or less pronounced veining. These are characteristics of the marble itself and confirm the authentic nature of the product.
Cultured marble is made up of granules, marble powder, cement and polyester resins (5%-8%) with a prevalence of calcium carbonate. Cultured marble is similar to natural marble and therefore requires constant maintenance.
Cultured quartz marble consists of quartz mixed with a maximum of 5% acrylic resins. Tops made out of this material are uniform, compact and highly resistant to abrasion, attacks from various chemical agents, and changes in temperature.
JAIPURE is a range of recomposed quartz in natural shades. The following are arbitrary, desirable and elegant features of this material, which make every single slab unique and unrepeatable: surface irregularities with a wavy, corrugated effect; cracks; hollows; and lighter or darker flecks of colour. This is a new product and its main selling point is its completely uneven and irregular surface finish, which we can only obtain with the above effects. The edge of the top features a smooth, polished finish, which is different to the surface of the top.

Bianco Carrara
Bianco Polare
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Category A

Bianco Carrara
Bianco Polare

Category C

Bianco Olimpo
Granito Matrix
Granito Nero Assoluto

Category C1

Grigio Milano
Grigio Taupe

Category D

Carrara
Haiku
Unsui
Coffee Brown
Nero Marquinia

Category E

Gres Bianco Venato
Gres Iris Calacatta
Florim Amani
Gres Iris Stone Grey
Gres Inalco Geo Gris
Gres Iris Gaudi
Gres Portoro lucido

Cleaning Laminam surfaces

Laminam is very easy to clean and preserve. The only product capable of affecting this material is hydrofluoric acid (anti-rust). Use mild, non-acid-based detergents. Viakal can be used to remove limescale; apply with an abrasive sponge. To remove traces of silicone or stubborn stains, apply Cif cream using an abrasive sponge.

Laminam

Laminam is derived from a mixture of natural raw materials, which are ground together wet, transformed into granulate mix and compacted, before being synthesised at 1200 degrees in hybrid furnaces and then cut into 3 mm thick slabs. This material is resistant to scratches and deep abrasion. This means its properties remain unchanged, even following intensive use and frequent cleaning. Mould, bacteria and fungi cannot grow on this surface. Laminam is free from organic pigments and is resistant to UV rays. The colour is not altered, even if exposed to changes in climatic conditions. This product is 100% natural. It does not release elements into the environment. It can easily be ground down and fully recycled in other production processes. Available in 7 colourways.

Fokos Piombo
Fokos Roccia
Fokos Fumo
Fokos Sale
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Laminam

Fokos Piombo
Fokos Roccia
Fokos Fumo
Fokos Sale
Fokos Terra
Fokos Nero Greco
Neve
Oxide Bianco
Oxide Perla
Oxide Grigio
Oxide Moro
Oxide Nero
Perla
Savoia Antracite
Savoia Grigia
Savoia Perla
Tortora

Cleaning Ecomalta surfaces

For routine cleaning, Arcom recommends mild, non-aggressive, alkaline detergents. Use warm water (preferably distilled) and 20%-40% vinegar (we recommend apple cider vinegar). Clean the surface with a soft cloth. Do not use detergents with solvents. Never treat surfaces with alcohol, acetone, solvents or similar.

Materica

Ecomalta

Ecomalta is an innovative, ecological and environmentally friendly material. Free from lime, cement and epoxy resins, it is made up of inert materials, 40% of which come from certified recycling, thus contributing to environmental sustainability.

Venere
Saturno
Mercurio
Giove
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Ecomalta

Venere
Saturno
Mercurio
Giove
Nettuno
Marte
Urano

Cleaning Unicolor surfaces

Avoid using spray products directly on the surface as they may leave marks. Apply the detergent on a soft, clean and damp cloth. Then rinse. Avoid abrasive products, bleach or strongly chlorinated substances, and acids and alkalines.

Innovative

Unicolor

Unicolor consists of a chipboard panel clad with a laminate sheet, available in various wood-, stone- and cement-effect finishes. These characteristics, together with its hardness, and scratch- and solvent-resistant qualities, make Unicolor tops a valid solution that looks and feels great.

Bianco Dax
Graffiato
Cesar Brown
Grigio Cemento
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Unicolor

Bianco Dax
Graffiato
Cesar Brown
Grigio Cemento
Grigio Venato
Porfido
Mokaccino
Sabbia Creola
Primitivo

Cleaning composite UNICOLOR surfaces

For everyday cleaning, use a mild detergent. Do not use abrasive sponges. For stubborn limescale, use white vinegar. Leave for a maximum of 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

Unicolor HPL

Unicolor HPL is a thick laminate (10 mm) made up of internal layers of cellulose fibres impregnated with phenolic resins, and outer layers impregnated with thermosetting resins. All the layers undergo resin-polycondensation, which involves high pressure and 150° heat. The surface is rough, but the material is not porous: this stops mould and bacteria from forming. It is resistant to scratches, knocks, abrasion and wear. It is also impermeable, making it highly resistant to chemical and organic agents. This material is dustproof and easy to clean, and withstands temperatures of up to 170°. Available in 9 colourways.

Bianco Dax
Graffiato
Cesar Brown
Porfido
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Unicolor HPL

Bianco Dax
Graffiato
Cesar Brown
Porfido
Mokaccino
Sabbia Creola
Primitivo
Sbiancato
Bruciato

Cleaning glass surfaces

For routine cleaning, Arcom recommends mild, non-aggressive, alkaline detergents or warm water. Do not use detergents with solvents or abrasives.

Lightweight

Glass

Arcom uses glass both for its washbasins and tops, measuring 1 cm, 1.5 cm and 1.9 cm thick (in 50 colours). Curved glass washbasins are created by melting glass over a mould which is then placed in a furnace. Once cooled, the washbasin is processed, squared, drilled, and sandblasted and painted where applicable. From this fusion, we obtain a highly resistant, high-quality glass. Avoid: knocks, falling blunt objects, and thermal shocks of more than 40°.

Bianco
Inox
Taupe
Grafite
+

Glass

Bianco
Inox
Taupe
Grafite
Nero
Grigio Londra
Cenere
Nebbia
Grigio Perla
Brezza
New Pergamon
Ecrù
Juta
Canapa
Terranova
Brown
Cacao
Terra
Visone
Verde Bosco
Verde Palude
Verde Oliva
Verde Twiggi
Salvia
The Verde
Germoglio
Fiordaliso
Cotto
Tigre
Ambra
Giallo Polline
Arancio
Mattone
Rosso Fuoco
Bordeaux
Cipria
Porpora
Rosso India
Rosa Vintage
Blu Marin
Navy
Petrolio
Ceruleo
Cascata
Nuvola
Acquamarina
Sky
Glicine
Amarena
Lampone
Lilla Light
Bocciolo

Cleaning Teknorit surfaces

Clean washbasins with powdered abrasive products, Scotch-Brite or thin sandpaper.

Cleaning Teknoril

Matt Bianco: Teknoril can be cleaned with lukewarm water and a mild detergent. Use a soft cloth or sponge. Then dry with a soft cloth. For limescale stains, use a descaler (e.g. Viakal, Ajax or Cif). Rinse with lukewarm water and a soft cloth, then dry.

Glossy Bianco: Geacrill can be cleaned with soapy water or a non-abrasive detergent and a non-abrasive sponge or cotton cloth. Take care to rinse the surface.

Matt colour: Coloured Teknoril can be cleaned with lukewarm water and a mild detergent using a soft cloth. Then dry. For limescale, use a descaler (e.g. Viakal, Ajax or Cif). Rinse with lukewarm water.

Teknoril

Bianco opaco: Teknoril is 100% made up of extremely high-quality natural minerals and acrylic polymers (ATH-MMA). The material is as smooth and compact as stone, untreated with paint, fireproof, and easy to clean with any mild bathroom cleaning product.

Glossy Bianco: Geacrill is a compound of natural mineral fillers and a polyester resin that is coated with a surface film in acrylic resin/polyester. This gives it excellent chemical and physical resistance properties (glossy finish).

Matt colour: Coloured Teknoril is 100% made up of extremely high-quality natural minerals and acrylic polymers (ATH-MMA). The material is smooth and/or has a stone effect and comes in different colours. The colours are uniform within the internal thickness of the solid mass.

9003 liscio
7004 liscio
7037 liscio
7016 liscio
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Teknoril – Smooth

9003 liscio
7004 liscio
7037 liscio
7016 liscio
7006 liscio
1013 liscio
1019 liscio

Teknoril – stone-effect

9003 pietra
7004 pietra
7037 pietra
7016 pietra
7006 pietra
1019 pietra
1013 pietra

Cleaning Mineralguss

To clean Mineralguss, use soapy water or any common non-abrasive detergent with a non-abrasive sponge or cotton cloth. Rinse thoroughly.

Mineralguss

Mineralguss is a composite made up of natural mineral fillers (calcium carbonates and aluminium trihydrates) bound to a low percentage of polyester resin. It is not a plastic material, but rather a mineral compound that is elegant to touch, hygienic, and suitable for a bathroom or public areas. The gelcoat film covering the material surface provides excellent physical resistance and exceptional chemical resistance.

Bianco

Cleaning Tekor

To remove most stains, limescale and dirt that are normally deposited on the surface, clean with soapy water or any common non-abrasive detergent and a soft-bristled brush. Rinse thoroughly. For stubborn dirt like limescale, use white vinegar or lemon with a soft-bristled brush. Rinse with water.

Resistant

Tekor

Mineral composite shower tray with a resin film that covers the surface and edges, for excellent physical and chemical resistance.

Mud Bianco 61
Mud Panna 55
Mud Tortora 66
Mud Cemento 83
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Tekor Mud

Mud Bianco 61
Mud Panna 55
Mud Tortora 66
Mud Cemento 83
Mud Grigio scuro 64

Tekor Pietra

Pietra Bianco 61
Pietra Panna 55
Pietra Tortora 66
Cemento 63
Pietra Grigio scuro 64

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