Laminate StainingObjective: To test laminate material and its resistance to staining.
- Laminate samples
- Hospital cleaning agents (Oxycide)
- Staining agents (tea leaves, coffee grinds, coffee)
- Stain each sample with staining agents
- Leave laminates for 48 hours
- Document stains after the 48 hours
- Dust off staining agents
- Clean using the cleaning agents
- Notate the ease of stain removal
- Place Oxycide on laminates
- Leave for 24 hours
- Note any changes to laminate
Laminates laid flat with coffee grinds and tea leaves dispersed throughout surface. Pour coffee on top of the grinds and leaves. Place cardboard on top of stained surface and placed weight on top to get the stains to soak into the material.
- Most coffee grinds did not stain laminates
- Initial dusting off only left small particulates and stains
- All, but the standard (wood pattern) had no visible stains after cleaning
Laminates laid flat with about 5-6 drops of Oxycide.
- The Oxycide left a visible white stain.
- After Lysol wiping, the anti-microbial laminates had no stains afterwards, the standard laminates had a visible stain.
- After Oxycide wiping, the standard laminates only a faint stain mark left.