Cabinet Care & Maintenance
Your new cabinets should be viewed as an investment. With minimal care, you can help to keep them as attractive as the day they were installed. Below are some basic cabinet maintenance tips that will keep your cabinet investment looking great for years to come!
Learn more about our cabinet care & maintenance routine below.
Cabinet Maintenance Tips
- Always aim to remove any splatters or spills immediately to avoid damage to the finish.
- Clean and dust your cabinets with a soft cloth on a regular basis.
- If you wish, you can polish any wood and laminate surfaces with a good non-oil-based furniture polish. This will keep them looking new.
- Never use any other types of cleaners or polishes on your cabinets, including bleach, detergents, citrus-based cleaners, ammonia-based cleaners, steel wool, soap pads, or abrasive cleaners. These will damage the wood finish, possibly beyond repair.
- Use caution when positioning small appliances that generate heat near your cabinets. Cabinet finishes cannot handle temperatures higher than 174° Fahrenheit without damage.
- Be aware that center panels in cabinets may shrink/expand seasonally due to changes in humidity.
- Cabinet hardware is extremely sturdy and generally needs nothing more than occasional cleaning with soap and water.
- Drawer slides are pre-greased to ensure effective operation. You gently dust them but be sure not to remove the factory applied grease.
- Hinges are also maintenance-free. Just wipe them with a soft cloth to periodically.
- Cabinet knobs and pulls can loosen with use. This is normal, just tighten them with a screwdriver.