Care & Cleaning

Cabinet Care

Remove dust from cabinets frequently with a soft lint-free cloth. The cloth may be slightly dampened with water or a spray type dust remover. Cabinet surfaces may be polished once every few months with a high quality, non-oil based furniture polish. Do not use a paste wax type material, as wax build-up is difficult to remove and will leave a residue that attracts dust and moisture. Polishes containing silicon should not be used.

Clean spills immediately. Use a clean cloth and mild soap if necessary. Wipe dry with a clean soft cloth. Do not use detergents, citrus or ammonia based cleaners, steel wool,
soap pads or abrasive cleaners.

Care should be taken that cabinet finishes are not exposed to heat in excess of 174 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not place or mount small appliances beneath Wall cabinets. The appliances (e.g., coffee makers and toasters) can produce excessive heat, which can damage the cabinet finish. When designing with the DF12S door style the Heat Shield Kit (HSK) is strongly recommended for cabinets installed or mounted directly next to ovens or ranges.

Our products are extremely resistant to stains and surface damage that can be caused by common household chemicals and exceed KCMA and ANSI standards for resistance to stains like coffee, grape juice and moisture.

Allow Cabinets to Age Beautifully

Our cabinetry represents the careful selection of woods. While every effort is made to match wood grain as closely as possible, no two pieces of wood are exactly alike, even from the same tree. These differences in natural color and grain mean that each piece will respond differently to the finishing materials used. For example, close-grained woods absorb less and will vary in color from more open-grained pieces from the very same tree. It is these variations that contribute to the beauty and distinction of quality wood products.

Exposure to sunlight, smoke and chemicals may cause some materials to fade or vary from their original color over time. This is why cabinets, doors, drawer fronts and accessories added at a later date may not exactly match cabinets installed now. For the same reasons, door samples or displays may not represent the exact color of cabinets received at the time of shipment. All cleaning agent instructions should also be carefully reviewed before application. Due to changes that occur from natural and environmental factors a cabinet is exposed to over its lifetime, we cannot be responsible for variations that occur in the finish of cabinets as they age.