Cabinets/Shelving

Please refer to your cabinet's manufacturer guide to understand all recommended product care and maintenance.


Care and Maintenance Tips Care and Maintenance Videos


Cleaning

  • 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.
  • Do not use detergents or ammonia based cleaners, steel wool, soap pads or abrasive cleaners on your cabinets.

Operation

  • Avoid placing or mounting small appliances beneath your wall cabinets. These appliances (such as coffee makers, toasters and crockpots) can produce excessive heat that can warp your cabinets.
  • Do not overload shelving with heavy objects. For example, space out heavy cans in the pantry closet and in the laundry room with heavy containers of detergent or bleach.
  • If hinges catch or drawer glides become sluggish, a small amount of silicone lubricant will improve their performance.

Polishing

  • Wood and laminate cabinet surfaces may be polished once every few months with a high quality furniture polish.
  • Do not use a paste wax type material or polishes containing silicone. Wax build-up is difficult to remove and will leave a residue that attracts dust and moisture.



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Should I be able to see a gap between my cabinets and the wall behind them?
A: Due to the weight of the cabinets and normal home settlement, a gap may occur. Assuming you have not overloaded your cabinets with heavy objects, the gap should be within tolerance for the building codes for your area. Review our Homeowner's Manual for your area to check the allowable tolerance.


Q: Why do my kitchen cabinets seem to be different colors and styles?
A: Variations of grain pattern and color are normal for wood veneer and solid wood cabinets and shelves. Wood types and exposure to sunlight, smoke or other chemicals may also affect the color of cabinets as they age.


* If you are in a Condo residence please refer to your Condo Association Documents to verify your responsibilities, if any, for the maintenance of these areas.