NOROCK table bases are maintenance-free in terms of the stabilising components and function, however, we encourage our customers to conduct general cleaning and periodic inspections to look for damage or other signs of structural fatigue or damage. An examination should include a visual inspection of all components and stress points. Any product found to be damaged due to daily use; or excessive abuse/misuse; should be taken out of service.
Powder Coated Aluminium
Frequent cleaning using warm water and a soft cloth, with or without a gentle detergent, is sufficient to keep powder-coated aluminium in good condition. This is the only method we recommend to clean powder-coated aluminium products. Harsh chemicals can erode the surface, which exposes the aluminium underneath. Whilst aluminium does not rust, in some conditions oxidisation can occur if the protective powder coat layer is damaged extensively. Small scratches on NOROCK powder-coated aluminium surfaces will generally not be an issue, and areas that experience ongoing wear will generally stay free of oxidisation.
Powder Coated Steel
Frequent cleaning using warm water and a soft cloth, with or without a gentle detergent, is sufficient to keep powder-coated steel in good condition. This is the only method we recommend to clean powder-coated steel products. Harsh chemicals can erode the surface, which exposes the steel underneath and rust can then start. Small scratches on NOROCK powder-coated steel surfaces will generally not be an issue, as NOROCK steel product have an added protective layer of zinc plating under the powder coat layer. A deep scratch on powdered coated surfaces can penetrate both the zinc and powder coating and expose the raw steel underneath which will react with oxygen to form iron-oxide which is rust.
Chrome-plated items are for interior use only. Use vinegar, rubbing alcohol or baby oil, on a clean soft cloth to remove general grime. Products that contain an oil substance will protect the surface and help keep it clean. Rust will usually appear on chromed items where the surface has been deeply scratched to expose the mild steel beneath, leaving the mild steel open to the elements. Remove any rust by balling up some aluminium foil and rubbing it gently on the rusty areas to smooth and shine up the base.
Frequent cleaning using warm water, with or without a gentle detergent, is sufficient to keep Stainless Steel looking good. For more stubborn dirt, mild non-scratching abrasive powders such as typical household cleaners can be used with warm water and a clean cloth. Many cleaners contain corrosive ingredients which require thorough post-clean rinsing with clean water. For more aggressive cleaning, a small amount of vinegar can be added. When abrasives are needed on a NOROCK stainless steel base, first experiment on an inconspicuous area. Cleaning should always be followed by rinsing with clean hot water and wiped completely dry to avoid water stains. Steel brushes or steel wool must be avoided as they will leave iron particles embedded in the surface which will rust. Fingerprints and mild stains are easy to remove with a variety of stainless steel cleaning products available from most retail and hardware stores.
Frequent cleaning using warm water and a soft cloth, with or without a gentle detergent, is sufficient to keep NOROCK plastic/nylon bases looking good. This is the only method we recommend to clean these products.