Why choose a bathroom top in HPL laminate?

In the Customize your bathroom top section we offer many materials to choose from and we would like to make the choice easier and more aware.
Choosing the most suitable material for your bathroom depends on the needs of the customer, on his personal taste and on his lifestyle, moreover one must always take into account the advantages and disadvantages that characterize each material.

What is HPL?
HPL, acronym for High Pressure Laminate, defines a high pressure laminate, consisting of several layers of paper impregnated with resins through a combined process of heat and high pressure.
This gives a very stable, resistant, material, waterproof and hygienic surface.
Its characteristics make it particularly suitable for its use in the bathroom in the long term, in fact it is:
  • Shock and scratch resistant
  • Resistant to water splashes

Textures and finishes
HPL is very versatile for creating very different decorations:
  • Embossed decorations, wood or stone effect
  • Smooth decorative with various prints
How to clean the HPL?
HPL surfaces generally have good resistance to all household chemicals and are hygienic because they inhibit the growth of spores and bacteria (as required by European standards ISO 846).
The HPL is very easy to clean :
  1. Remove any surface deposits (for example dust) with a soft, damp cloth;
  2. Wash the surface with a diluted detergent, passing the sponge with circular and delicate movements;
  3. Rinse thoroughly with clean warm water and dry thoroughly;
  4. If dirt has lodged in the micro cracks, a soft brush can be used.
In the event that limescale stains have accumulated on the surface, you can use the common kitchen vinegar: just let it act for a maximum of 5 minutes, rinse thoroughly and dry carefully.
HPL top
However, we recommend testing the product on an internal part of the door before using it on the outside.

What to avoid?
  • Ammonia-based products which tend to dull the surface.
  • It is recommended to avoid wetting the surface excessively, as an excessive amount of water could create small stagnations or infiltrations.
  • The use of creams and acetone.
  • The use of steel wool pads or products containing abrasive pastes that could damage the surface of the door.
  • In order not to compromise the characteristics of the surface and edges, it is better to avoid detergents containing strong acids or bases, such as descalers based on formic acid and aminosulfatic acid, cleaners for drains, hydrochloric acid, products for cleaning silver, oven cleaners, bleaching products.