Product sheet

Operation and maintenance

Aurea

Manufacturer

LUBE INDUSTRIES Srl Via dell’industria, 4 - Treia (MC) - Italy

 

Product Name

Kitchen cabinets, AUREA model

 

Caution

This product data sheet complies with the specifications set out by Italian Legislative Decree no. 206 dated 6th September 2005 "Consumer Code".

 

Materials used

Doors and deep drawer fronts

Door consisting of a frame in solid ash, 22 mm thick, and chipboard panel (class E1) with ash veneer. It is all open-pore lacquered with acrylic colours, or walnut staining with polyurethane primer and antiquing with polyurethane finish. Door consisting of a frame in solid oak, 22 mm thick, and chipboard panel (class E1) with oak veneer. Solvent-based paint cycle, natural oak staining, primer and acrylic finish.

 

Drawer fronts

In solid ash or solid oak.

 

Glass doors and deep drawer fronts

Frame same as doors, with cross struts in solid ash or oak and tempered glass pane, 4 mm thick with textile effect; without cross struts, tempered glass pane 4 mm thick, engraved.

 

Cornice

Cornice in deal wood covered with lacquered ash veneer; ash with walnut staining; knotted oak with natural staining.

 

Handle

In aluminium or zamak alloy with galvanic bath finishes: silver, antique silver, old polished silver, satin gunmetal, satin chrome, old light-coloured brass, satin bronze.


Components Description

Drawer structure and shelves

Consisting of 18 mm thick melamine-faced chipboard panels in accordance with the US EPA TSCA Title VI standard (with very low formaldehyde emission).
The shelves are 18 mm thick and equipped with built-in shelf supports with locking device. They can also be made of tempered glass (6 mm thick), grounded on the edges.

 

Edge

Edge in ABS or Polypropylene (PP) glued with thermosetting polyurethane glues 1 mm thick on the front parts of the unit sides and shelves and 0.5 mm thick on the lower and upper parts of the unit sides and on the sides and rear part of the internal shelves. Made of paper for the non-visible parts of furniture (back).

 

Backs

Consisting of 2.8 mm thick high-density fibre panels compliant with E1 and US EPA TSCA Title VI for formaldehyde emissions, wall units with polypropylene veneers and painted bases and columns.

 

Worktop

Laminate worktop: 38 or 58 mm thick water-repellent wood particle board coated with high pressure laminate (HPL). For worktops in other materials, please refer to the "Useful information" section.

 

Sink

In sheet 18/10 stainless steel made using a single-casting or electrically welded tubs, with a smooth or "embossed" finish. For sinks in other materials, please refer to the "Useful information" section.

 

Brackets

Faced bracket: melamine faced wood particle board panel (class E1); ABS edging.
Veneered bracket: wood particle board panel (class E1) veneered with "slices" of wood (which vary depending on the model) and lacquered using acrylic/polyurethane products.

 

Frames

In pine wood or MDF (class E1) veneered with "slices" of wood (which vary depending on the model); acrylic/polyurethane lacquering.

 

Sink unit base coating

In chequered aluminium or lacquered plastic to protect the sink unit from water seepage.

 

Feet

In knock-resistant plastic material (PVC) and height-adjustable, these are screwed to the bottom of the cabinet using special bushing, without requiring any drilling in the lower part of the casing (thus completely avoiding the creation of areas in which dirt may accumulate or through which water could leak into the base and sink cabinets).
They are also available in aluminium and can be adjusted and mounted on a special base structure (also made using an aluminium profile).

 

Skirting

These elements may be made using anodised or lacquered aluminium, or PVC coated with decorative melamine foil, and have a rubber seal at the top and bottom.

 

Regrigerator unit base

In rigid plastic material (PVC), drilled in the centre to allow any leaking water to escape and to protect the main cabinet column.

 

Backsplash for worktops

In aluminium or rigid knock-resistant PVC with laminate decoration.

 

Hinges

In sheet steel and zamak alloy, copper-plated and nickel-plated for resistance to corrosion; adjustable in three directions.

 

Drawers and total extraction deep drawers (internal structure)

The structure may consist of a 16 mm thick wood particle base (extremely low formaldehyde emission) faced in grey laminate with side and back panels in galvanised and lacquered sheet steel for protection against corrosion. Alternatively the structure can be made entirely of solid ash and plywood; sliding takes place by means of total extraction runners with a grooved system for anti-detachment locking and automatic closure which is activated in the final 4 cm. The soft-close system (blu-motion) is also supplied as standard.

 

Plate draining racks and baskets

In electrically welded metal wire; they may be plasticised with polymer resin, nickel-plated or chrome-plated and coated with a transparent plastic sheath (Crominox finish).

 

Tables

Top: may be a wood particle panel (class E1) coated with HPL plastic laminate (see laminate worktop) or veneered with "slices" of wood and lacquered with water-based, polyurethane or acrylic shades, or it may be made using glass, granite or natural stone.
Borders and base structure: these may be made using metal or plywood panels, faced or veneered with "slices" of wood (these vary depending on the model).
Legs: these may be made using metal or solid wood; lacquering is carried out using acrylic/polyurethane products.

 

Chairs and stools

Structure: this may be in tubular metal lacquered with thermosetting powders, or in solid wood lacquered using water-based (impregnating) and acrylic/polyurethane products (base).
Seat and Backrest: these may be made using synthetic material (methacrylate), solid wood, plywood, upholstered fabric or simulated wicker.

 

Note: each type of chair or table is identified at the site of purchase by the relevant adhesive label on the packaging.

 

Safety

Formaldehyde emissions

Declaration of Conformity for Formaldehyde Emissions

The undersigned SILEONI PACIFICO, legal representative of the company LUBE INDUSTRIES srl, via dell'Industria 4 Treia (MC), VAT no. 01504060433

declares, under his sole responsibility,

that all wood-based components of the kitchens manufactured by the company, to which this declaration refers, comply with the following standard:
UNI EN 13986:2015 “Wood-based panels for use in construction - characteristics, assessment of conformity and marking”, exclusively for what is specified in table B1 therein indicating “classes of formaldehyde E1” according to the provisions of the Italian Ministerial Decree of 10 October 2008 (formaldehyde emissions < 0.1 ppm or < 0.124 mg/m3, according to EN 717-1:2004).

He also declares that exclusively for the components that make up the structures of the furniture, the provisions of US regulation EPA TSCA Title VI (LUBE, CREO and BORGO ANTICO collections).

Treia, 09/05/2019

Download the Declaration of Conformity for Formaldehyde Emissions

 

Permitted loads

Wall unit supports (hooks): max. flexing resistance up to 145 kg.
Drawer runners (partial extraction): max. dynamic load 25 kg; static 40 kg.
Drawer runners (total extraction): max. dynamic load 30 kg; static 50 kg.
Hinges: wear tests did not result in any significant signs of deterioration after 80,000 cycles (70x60 cm door weighing 8.8 kg with 2 hinges, subjected to repeated opening and closing).
Max. tensile strength when opened: 130 N (in the test conditions specified above).
Tempered glass panels: if broken, these glass panels shatter into small pieces so as not to create dangerous and sharp shards.

 

Assembly

- Make sure that assembly is carried out by authorised personnel, and do not make any modifications to the cabinets as this may compromise structure stability; in fact, the units are at risk of tipping over or collapsing if they are not installed properly.

- Also check the suitability of the wall/ceiling and make sure the fixing devices can withstand the forces generated.

 

Enviroment

When replacing the cabinets, do not dispose of them as normal; contact the solid urban waste disposal authority so that it can be taken to an approriate waste disposal site.

 

Useful Information

Worktops

Laminate worktop

The plastic high-pressure laminate (HPL) coating the worktop is a very strong material which guarantees high quality standards in terms of resistance to scratches, heat, stains, knocks and abrasion, in compliance with EN 438.

 

Marble or granite worktop

These are very delicate due to their porosity (although granite is less porous) and are therefore more likely to be stained by any liquids spilt on the surface; marble is also particularly susceptible to attack from even weak acids contained, for example, in vinegar or lemon juice. The Manufacturer will supply a suitable pore-blocking treatment to encourage stain removal; this treatment should be applied once or twice a year for optimal surface protection.

 

Marble or granite agglomerate worktop

Made using an agglomerate of 95-96% natural marble or granite with a grading from 0 to 90 mm combined with 4-5% polyester resin; it shares all the features of marble or granite and therefore requires the same level of care; its main advantage is that it offers greater flexibility in terms of worktop shapes and, in the event of abrasion or chipping (caused by heavy objects falling onto the surface), it can be repaired using special kits.

 

Synthetic worktop

The worktop is made using a sheet of variable thickness (from 6 mm to 20 mm) created by mixing 75-95% mineral powders (such as quartz, natural stone, etc.) with pigments (2-5%) and acrylic resins (8-25%), supported if necessary by a wooden panel (class E1) or synthetic panel (polystyrene, styrene, Eulithe®) of variable thickness; the edging may be made using the same material as the surface or constructed using profiles in other materials (aluminium, wooden edging, ABS, etc.).
This worktop, depending on its resin content, offers considerable advantages as it is solid, resistant to abrasion, can be repaired, does not react to chemical agents, is not porous and therefore does not absorb liquids. It is not always easy to recyle.

 

Stratified laminate worktop

Constructed using laminate with a 10 mm thick supporting resin layer, glued to a 38 mm thick wood particle board panel (class E1) which is water- and fire-resistant. Thanks to its mechanical characterstics, it is extremely resistant to abrasion and knocks, and is completely waterproof.

 

Stainless steel worktop

This consists of a wood particle board panel (class E1) coated with 1 mm thick AISI 304 2B sheet steel and finished with scotch brite; it is completely stain-resistant and offers particularly high levels of food hygiene.
However, sharp objects or abrasive products should not be used as they may damage the surface, which offers little scratch resistance. A great advantage of this product is that kitchen sinks and hobs can be welded directly to it, thus creating continuity and avoiding joins in which dirt may collect.

 

Tiled worktop

Made using glazed ceramic, porcelain stoneware or natural stone tiles applied to a water-repellent plywood panel and grouted with a waterproof product; the ceramic surface is stain-resistant, but the glaze may be chipped if struck with a sharp object.
STONEWARE = Ceramic made using a white or coloured vitrified paste, without a glaze. Clinker, earthenware and extra-fine stoneware for domestic use also belong to this category.
PORCELAIN STONEWARE = Tiles made using pressing techniques, with a very low overall porosity, consisting of a light paste which can be uniformly coloured or shaded using a mixture of powders and granules of various colours and sizes. The composition of the paste is very similar to that of light-coloured stoneware, but only raw materials with a very low ferrous oxide percentage are selected. The paste is pressed wth specific loads 50% greater than those used for glazed light stoneware. Baking takes less than an hour at a temperature of approximately 1200?. The tiles may also be polished before or after they are laid, in order to enhance their aesthetic features. This material is resistant to frost, acids and alkali, with extremely low porosity and high mechanical resistance.

 

Glass worktop

This consists of a sheet of 12 mm thick extra-light glass which has been coloured and powertech tempered for greater resistance to knocks; it is glued to a water-repellent wooden support (wood particle board panel, class E1 V70) of variable thickness, with an anodised aluminium profile applied along the edge.
This worktop is waterproof, stain-resistant and hygienic.

 

Cleaning recommendations

Clean laminated, synthetic and tiled worktops with a damp and well wrung-out soft cloth. A normal liquid detergent can be added for stains, preferably neutral or specifically for the surface to be cleaned. Do not use highly abrasive products or products containing aggressive and corrosive substances, such as bleach, acid, alcohol, etc., for any of the materials. We recommend using a household sponge or microfibre cloth for all materials and avoiding use of rough cleaning materials (abrasive sponges, scourers, etc.). Do not use steam cleaners for the grouting on tiled products. We recommend using lime-scale gel products instead. Stainless steel worktops tend to become stained with the lime in the water, but there are now specific products for stainless steel surfaces which remove these stains easily. Be careful not to use detergents containing chlorine or its compounds (chlorine causes stains similar to rust) or abrasive products (creams, powder detergents, metal scourers, etc.), since the stainless steel scratches easily. Use only water and neutral soap to clean marble, granite and composite surfaces and avoid non-specific detergents. It is important to remove dirt and fresh stains immediately, since the substances could penetrate into the material and be absorbed even after a short period of time. To remove smears or stains (such as lime), rub with a bicarbonate and water paste, leave to act for several minutes and then wipe off with a damp sponge. It is also important to repeat the impermeability treatment periodically using specific products.

Sinks

Stainless steel sink

These fall into two categories: single-casting models made using a single sheet, with shallower tubs and thinner steel, and those with welded tubs which are deeper, squarer and therefore offer a greater capacity.
Steel sinks tend to show water marks and limescale deposits easily; however, these can be removed using the special products currently available on the market. An embossed or "scratch-resistant" finish consisting of raised geometric patterns on the surface is also available; this increases the scratch resistance of the sink, but makes cleaning more difficult.

 

Resin sink

Made using cast resins and polymeric minerals, this is resistant to chemical agents and stains, but may lose elasticity over time and break if subjected to thermal shocks (a sudden switch from cold to hot water, for example); it is initially very easy to clean, but this process becomes more complicated over time as microscratches form in the surface and capture dirt. It is not easy to recyle. For detailed information about the features of the various sink materials, please refer to the worktops section.