Home Renovation Products Care

Home Renovation Products Care and Maintenance Tips

In order to get optimum longevity out of the items you have chosen, we have provided some home renovation products care and maintenance tips for your reference.

Wood Cabinets

Showcase Cream Polish is the top cleaner that we recommend. In general, you want to use a liquid or cream furniture polish.
Murphy’s Oil Soap is NOT for use on wood cabinets.

Formica

Warm soapy water is enough to clean your Formica. Try to find anti-bacterial or anti-microbial cleaners, as they work best. Do not use any other type of cleaning solution for this surface.

Marble

No matter what type of stone you have, you’ll need to reseal it eventually. That’s true for slabs of marble, granite, limestone, and more. Check with your local supplier to see how often you should reseal your stone.

Painted Cabinets

Warm soapy water or anti-microbial/bacterial cleaners work best for painted cabinets.

Laminate Cabinets

As with foil wrap, a 50/50 solution of anti-microbial cleaner and water will work wonders for your laminate.

Stainless Steel

You can use either a stainless steel cleaner, non-abrasive cleaner, or mild soap and water.

Vitreous China

Non-abrasive bathroom cleaner works, as does the 50/50 solution of soap and water.

Acrylic Tub

Gel coat cleaners work great for acrylic tubs. You can also use the tried and true 50/50 solution of soap and water.

Chrome Faucets

Use the same soap solution and dry as thoroughly as you would for brass faucets.

Corian

Corian is a nonporous polymer resin product used in countertops. It would be best to avoid all window cleaners, as they will dull
the surface with a waxy build-up. Instead, all you need is warm soapy water to clean your Corian. Conversely, you could also use a dedicated countertop cleaner
or an ammonia-based cleaner.

Granite

Standing liquids are a big no-no for granite. While there is a sealant, granite is still porous. That means liquids have the chance of seeping into the pores and staining. It would be best if you cleaned up all spills as soon as you can. Resealing is also essential to maintain your granite. For heavy use, reseal every six months. If you only lightly use your countertops, every 12 months is fine.

Grout and Caulk

You need to take proper care of your grout and caulk for them to work correctly. It will depend on the amount of usage, water conditions, and the climate. It would helpif you replaced your grout and caulk every year or two. That’s especially true for where horizontal surfaces meet vertical surfaces.

Foil Wrap Cabinets

Clean with a solution consisting of 50% anti-microbial cleaner and 50% water. Any other type of cleaner can risk damaging your foil wrap.

PVC Thermoformed Cabinets

The 50% anti-microbial soap and 50% water solution get the win again for PVC thermoformed cabinets.

Cast Iron Tub

Mild soap and water will be sufficient for cleaning your tub. Make sure that if you do use a cleaning agent that it’s non-abrasive.

Shower Doors

Glass cleaner works best for cleaning the grime off shower doors. If your glass is clear, you can use RainX to ensure the water beads off the glass. If you do use RainX, make sure that you don’t use any other cleaning agent.

Brass Faucets

Use the 50/50 solution of soap and water, but don’t forget to dry thoroughly afterward. You don’t want to leave standing water on your brass, as it will damage it. Also, check with your supplier to see if you need to polish the faucets after cleaning.

Mold & Mildew Colntrol

Any environment that is moist, damp, or wet will attract mold and mildew. That means mold can form in old or new bathrooms, depending on the conditions. While you can never eliminate mold and mildew, you can keep them under control by properly drying your floor and walls after each shower.

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