» Protect Your Investment: How to Take Care of your New Cabinets
So you finally completed your cabinet project and things are finally getting back to order. You’ve got all the dishes, glasses, linens, clothes, etc. to put back where they belong and you are ready to be finished. However, before putting all of your items back, we’ve put together a comprehensive cabinet care guide to make sure that you’ll be able to enjoy your cabinets for years to come. You’ve likely spent a good deal of money getting them to look just right so why take chances? Put the extra time in to protect your investment and you'll be glad you did.
Cabinet Cleaning Guide
When cleaning your cabinets there are some very important things to keep in mind to make sure you don’t cause damage. The first thing is to make sure you have the right cleaning solution. We recommend using products such as Spic and Span Pine Cleaner, Guardsman, Fantastik or Murphy’s Wood Cleaner. It is important to make sure that any cleaner you use is a mild detergent and does not contain ammonia or bleach as this will cause damage. This is especially true when cleaning the glass components of cabinets. If you need to clean the glass, make sure the glass cleaner does not seep into the wood. You may even need to remove the glass panels to clean them so that no harmful chemicals touch the cabinet surfaces. Further, when shining up the finish on your cabinets, make sure you don’t use a product that contains silicone as this will cause wax build up which hurts the finish and is also difficult to remove. To improve shine, we recommend products like Pledge or Lemon Wood Plus....Read Full Article
» Melamine Cabinets
Melamine is yet another plastic material product used to cover a substrate such as MDF, plywood or particle board. It is designed to be relatively maintenance free allowing for minimal wear and tear when exposed to scratches, chips, moisture and sunlight. The material itself is made from resin, paper and pressed wood and comes in a variety of price ranges depending on the quality of the underlying material as well as the style of the melamine itself. This material comes in both solid standard colors as well as in wood grain patterns though the faux wood is less common in this style of cabinetry.
A Unique Style
Melamine is often used to give your cabinets more of a retro or European look and has become quite popular as people are looking to create a unique style of their own. You can really get that old 50s look or the look of a highly modernized kitchen with bold colors and stainless hardware. A common feature in terms of cabinet box style is that melamine is often used with frameless cabinets opposed to framed cabinets. Using the frameless style makes for a more unique look as well as provides more space for storage...Read Full Article