General Care and Maintenance of your Custom Cabinets

Preserving the Beauty of Your Custom Cabinets and Countertops: Essential Care Tips

If you’ve invested in custom cabinets and countertops for your home, it’s important to take proper care of them to maintain their beauty and longevity. With the right care, you can ensure that your cabinets and countertops remain in top condition for years to come. In this guide, we’ll provide you with essential care tips to help you protect your investment and keep your custom cabinets and countertops looking their best. From routine cleaning and maintenance to preventative measures and tips for addressing common issues, we’ll cover everything you need to know to care for your custom cabinets and countertops.

Thermofoil and Wood Cabinets:

  • Fill a bucket with warm water and add a small amount of mild dish detergent.
  • Dip a soft cloth or sponge into the solution and wring out excess water.
  • Wipe down the cabinets with the damp cloth or sponge, being careful not to saturate the surface with water.
  • Dry the cabinets thoroughly with a clean cloth.
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals, Windex, or other fabricated products on the cabinets, as these can damage the finish.
  • Note that water and moisture can cause damage to the cabinets and are not covered under warranty.
  • Do not place heat or steam-producing appliances directly under upper cabinets, as this can affect the finish of wood doors and the seal of thermofoil doors.

 

Cultured Marble Counters:

  • Use a soft sponge or cloth and mild soap and water to clean the counters.
  • Periodically apply “Gel Gloss” to maintain luster and make cleaning easier.
  • Dry the counters thoroughly with a clean cloth.

Granite/Quartz Counters:

  • Clean the counters with a damp cloth and mild detergent.
  • Dry the counters thoroughly with a clean cloth.
  • Do not use Windex or ammonia-based products on the counters.
  • Note that hot pans and heat-producing appliances can cause damage, so use a cutting board or protective shield under these items.

Laminate / Postform Counters:

    • Use a damp cloth or sponge and mild soap to clean the counters.
    • If desired, use “Countertop Magic” to enhance color richness and increase water and stain resistance.
    • Avoid wetting the areas of the seams too much, as this can cause the seam to separate.
    • Note That Countertop Joints Are Water-Resistant, Not Waterproof, And Are Not Covered Under Warranty.

All Countertops:

  • Use a cutting board instead of cutting directly on the countertop surface.
  • Wipe up staining foods and liquids immediately to make cleanup easier.
  • Do not expose counters or cabinets to harsh chemicals such as paint remover, turpentine, or nail polish remover, as these can damage the finish.
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