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Caring for Your New Cabinets and Countertops

WOOD CABINETRY Take the time to wipe your cabinets with a cloth moistened with dish soap and water on a regular basis. This simple habit will keep keep your cabinets looking fresh and new. Clean up any streaks with a chamois or lint-free cloth to bring back the shine on the varnish. Never use alcohol, oil or wax based products.

NATURAL-WOOD COUNTERTOPS Treat your natural wood countertops with mineral oil every three to four months for the first year you own them. After that, you can re-apply oil when they start to appear dry again or about once a year. For damage to the tops from water or heat, you can start by cleaning with a mild detergent and water and following with an oil treatment. This should do the trick. Avoid scorching and stains by keeping moisture and heat away from any wooden surface.

STONE COUNTERTOPS Most stone surfaces will come to you pre-sealed but we recommend applying a resin-based penetrating sealer every six months. Sealing fills the pores, which helps protect from stains. Make it a habit to wipe up any spills immediately with a mild detergent or soap approved for use on stone. Avoid vinegar, lemon juice or other acidic substances on the stone surface. When cleaning, avoid oily products and abrasive cleaners

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