Care

To keep your bathroom and kitchen cabinets looking beautiful for a long time to come, we’ve put together some tips for their maintenance.
  • CLEANING YOUR CABINETS - When cleaning your cabinets, use a soft cotton cloth dampened with warm water. For a deeper clean, make a fresh solution of mild hand dishwashing liquid mixed with warm water. Wipe all surfaces with a clean, damp cloth. Finally, dry immediately using another soft, clean cloth.
  • AVOID HARSH CLEANING PRODUCTS - The following cleaning products should be avoided as they can cause damage:
    • Harsh detergents, strong soaps, abrasive cleaning products such as tub and sink cleansers, scouring powder or scouring pads, steel wool and self polishing waxes.
    • Even sponges or dish cloths may contain particles that could scratch your kitchen and bathroom cabinets, or they may contain food and oil residue or remnants of harsh cleaning solutions.
    • Solvent-based or petroleum-based products such as mineral spirits, nail-polish removers or paint thinners.
    • Ammonia or cleaning products that include ammonia. Bleach or cleaning products that include bleach.
    • Silicone-based cleaning, waxing, or polishing products.
  • SPLATTERS AND SPILLS - Don’t allow spills and splatters to sit. Clean spills and splatters immediately as prolonged exposure to spills, including food, water or other liquids, or to oil and grease splatters, can cause permanent discoloration or damage to your cabinet’s finish.
  • REGULAR DUSTING - To dust your built-in cabinets, use a clean, soft lint-free cotton cloth. Avoid packaged dusting sheets. Do not use pre-moistened dusting sheets, and do not use aerosol products made for dusting.
  • WAXING AND POLISHING - Waxing compounds may build up on the surface of your built-in cabinets and cause a hazy, streaky or yellowed appearance over time, hence they are not recommended or even required.
  • CLEANING GLASS DOORS - To clean glass doors, spray an ammonia-free glass cleaner on a clean, soft, lint-free cloth or paper towel. Do not spray cleaner directly on the glass as it could seep behind the window dividers and cause damage.
  • MOISTURE DAMAGE - Draping damp clothes or dishtowels over cabinet doors can cause permanent peeling and discoloration damage to the cabinet’s finish.
  • HEAT DAMAGE - The heat generated when using an oven’s self-cleaning feature is much greater than during normal cooking. If this heat escapes from the oven, it can damage your cabinets. While this is rare, you can minimize the risk of cabinet damage by removing cabinet doors and drawers nearest the oven before using its self-cleaning feature.
  • LIGHT DAMAGE - Exposure to direct sunlight tends to darken the color of natural wood products. Sunlight can also cause the fading of painted wood surfaces, laminated surfaces and thermofoil surfaces. Consider drapes or blinds to protect your built-in cabinets from direct sunlight and to add color to your room.

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