What is the best way to clean Fibo?
Fibo panels are very easy to maintain. Our clients are often amazed at the time saved in cleaning when compared to tiling.
It is recommended that Fibo be cleaned on a regular basis with a simple wipe down using a soft cloth and a mild soap and water or any non-abrasive liquid cleaner. Exposed sealant and the profile trims also need to be cleaned.
There are certain products (e.g. abrasives and strong reducing chemicals) and methods of cleaning (scouring) that must not be used on Fibo. Failing to follow Fibo's Care & Cleaning Instructions may damage the surface of the product and also could invalidate the warranty.
Refer to the Information Sheet - ‘Fibo System Care & Maintenance Instructions’.
How long should it take to clean?
This depends on the time between cleans and the area to be cleaned. Many of our clients tell us that they spend far less time cleaning with Fibo when compared to maintaining tiles. Under a regular routine cleaning schedule Fibo should only require a mild detergent and quick wipe with a soft cloth.
Can mould grow on Fibo?
If soap scum accumulates then fungal growths like mould or mildew can develop. But important to note that the roots of the fungi cannot penetrate the Fibo wall panel system and therefore can be easily wiped away. This is the major issue with grout, the fungi roots are able to penetrate the grout and thereafter are very difficult to remove. The Information Sheet ‘Fibo System Care & Maintenance Instructions’ contains specific details regarding the treatment of mould and mildew.
What maintenance is required?
The wall panels should be routinely cleaned, dependant on frequency of usage. While the panels are warranted for 15 years it is likely that the sealant will need to be replaced once or twice during that time. If the sealant is damaged it must be immediately repaired.
Can a chip in a panel be repaired?
The laminate decorative face of Fibo panels is very hard and tough, much the same as car paintwork. Therefore should a panel be chipped we recommend the use of a product called COLORFILL (Unika). This is an acrylic gap filler and sealant generally used to fix small chips in car paintwork. It can also be used to repair small chips or minor scratches in the laminate of the boards.
COLORFILL comes in a range of colours that can be matched to the panel decor.
Other similar repair kits are also available and may be suitable.