Wood is a natural material and variations in its characteristics are beautiful. These are a result of tree growth patterns, as well as differences in wood color and grain due to variations in forest growing conditions. Our multiple step finishing process creates a hard durable product which requires very little maintenance and simple care.
Basic cleaning: Use a mild cleaner and water then dry. Wipe with the grain of the wood using a soft towel. Do not use paper towels and do not dry dust as this may scratch the finish. Polishes and waxes can actually degrade the finish. Avoid using cleaners containing bleach, ammonia, citrus products, mineral oil, harsh detergents, abrasives or silicone.
Excessive moisture is one of the worst enemies of any finish. Cabinetry near the sink and dishwasher, and baseboards are the most susceptible. Dry off any areas immediately where water has spilled. Avoid draping dishtowels or other wet items over doors or placing coffee makers where steam vents directly onto cabinet surfaces.
Extremes in temperature and humidity can cause wood to expand and contract, swell or warp, and dry out – possibly damaging the finish of your cabinetry. It is important to control the temperature and humidity in your home all year long. You should allow for minor warping as you go through one heating cycle before considering an issue.