With proper care, your cabinetry should provide a lifetime of use and satisfaction. Proper care involves attentive cleaning, polishing and careful avoidance of damaging household cleaners. The beauty of wood is in the variation in graining and hue. Because wood is a natural product, it has inherent variation. This variation includes many natural characteristics as a result of tree growth patterns, as well as differences in wood color and grain due to variations in forest growing conditions.Wipe the cabinets clean with a soft, damp cloth and dry immediately with another clean, soft cloth.
Grease and grime buildup can damage cabinets and destroy the look and feel of a new kitchen. To remove buildup wipe down cabinets using a soft cloth dampened with warm water and do so at least once every two weeks or more often depending on the amount of activity that takes place in the kitchen. If water alone does not clean cabinets completely, mix a little mild dishwasher soap with the water. Wipe down wood cabinets in the direction of the grain. Use a soft cloth to remove any residual moisture that may be left on the cabinets.
Avoid using the following cleaning products on your cabinets:
1. Harsh chemicals
2. Abrasive cleaning products such as: tub/sink cleansers, scouring powder, scouring pads, or steel wool.
3. Sponges or dish clothes. (They may contain particles that could scratch your cabinets, or they may contain staining food or oil residue.)
4. Ammonia or ammonia based cleaning products.
5. Bleach or bleach based cleaning products.
6. Silicon based cleaning, waxing, or polishing products.
Splatters & Spills
Clean spills and splatters immediately, 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.
Use a clean / dry soft cotton cloth for regular dusting. Packaged dusting sheets are not recommended. Do not use pre-moist-ened dusting sheets, or aerosol products made for dusting.
Waxing & Polishing
Waxing is not recommended. Over time, waxing and polishing compounds may build up to the surface of your cabinet causing hazy, streaky, or a yellowed appearance to your cabinet’s finish.
Cleaning Glass Doors
Extra care is cleaning glass doors. Spray an ammonia-free glass cleaner on a clean cotton cloth or paper towel. Do not spray cleaner directly on the glass. The spray could run or seep behind the frame or mullions and cause damage.
Scratches, Gouges & Nicks
A Touch-Up Kit is available to hide surface damage. Contact L & T Modern Kitchen NY LLC topurchase the color-matched touch-up kit for your specific cabinets. Use the kit’s touch-up pen to hide minor blemishes. Use the kit’s tinted putty to fill deeper scratches, gouges, or nicks. Detailed instructions are provided in each kit.
Avoid Moisture Damage
Avoid draping damp clothes or dish clothes over cabinet doors. This moisture can cause permanent damage: including but not limited to peeling and discoloration of the cabinet’s finish.
Avoid Light Damage
Exposure to direct sunlight tends to darken the color of natural wood products. Sunlight can also fade painted wood surfaces. Consider the use of draperies or blinds to protect your cabinets from direct sunlight.
Avoid 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 a rare circumstance, you can minimize the risk of cabinet damage by removing cabinet door and drawers nearest the oven before using its self-cleaning feature.
L & T Modern Kitchen NY LLC warrants that all cabinets purchased from our company will have a 5 year limited warranty for such as unnatural defects in material and workmanship. This warranty is non-transferable to subsequent owner of the home and only warrant to the original purchaser. Door hinges and all drawer glide system, including system hardware are only warranted for only 1 year due to normal use and wear and tear.
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