The Care & Maintenance of Your Thermofoil Cabinets

 

The following are guidelines and recommendations to keep your cabinets beautiful. We use high quality, advanced solid-color and/or wood grain vinyl materials for our thermofoil cabinets. The State of the Art Laminating process results in a seamless surface that looks like paint but is extremely resistant to chipping, cracking and most household chemicals. For easy cleanup, just wipe with a damp cloth and a mild detergent.

  • Clean all spills immediately using a soft cloth and clear water. The surface resists many common household substances, and most will wipe clean with a damp cloth or sponge.

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  • Remove oil, grease, or other general soil that does not respond to water alone with a non-abrasive cleaner.  Tough stains may be cleaned using a soft cloth dampened with a "409" or "Simple Green" type cleanser.  However, cleaners with acetone, ethyl alcohol or mineral oils should not be used.

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  • Do not use harsh detergents, abrasive cleaners, or bleach, as these substances can damage the laminate surface and impair its protective qualities.

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  • Do not use your dishcloth to clean or dry cabinet exteriors. It may contain remnants of detergents and grease.

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  • Do not wax or polish these surfaces.

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  • Routine cleaning will help prevent long term damage from smoke and grease. They should be avoided because they can form a hard film over time, dulling the finish.

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  • When possible, keep cabinets out of direct sunlight or close curtains during the sunniest part of the day. Direct sunlight will cause cabinets to lighten or darken over time.

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  • Try to avoid exposing your cabinets to very hot and cold environments. Extremes in temperature and moisture can cause wood to expand and contract, eventually damaging the finish.