FAQ

How do I care for my countertops?

 

Caring for your Countertop Surfaces

 

Cambria®, Zodiaq®, Hanstone®, Silestone®

Caring for your Quartz product is easy. Simply wipe with warm water and pH neutral, non-abrasive cleaner and a clear water rinse. That’s it! Although this product is resistant to permanent staining, please wipe all spills as soon as possible. Quartz products are also recommended the use of trivets and hot pads while transporting hot items such as pots and pans. This is recommended to achieve and maintain the everlasting beauty of this product.

 

Granite

The natural stone that you have purchased for your home is an investment that will give you many years of beautiful services. The main precaution for a homeowner to take is to prevent staining by sealing your stone product every 9-12 months. The product that is recommended is called Stone Spray-N-Seal®. The sealing instructions will be attached separately and is suggested to follow as necessary.

 

Laminate

To clean the surface of your laminate countertop, use a damp cloth or sponge and a mild soap or detergent. Difficult stains such as coffee or tea can be removed using a mild household cleaner and baking soda; mixing to achieve a paste. Use a stiff nylon bristle brush scrubbing the area. Do not scrub so as to mar the surface finish. Recommended cleaners: Formula 409®, Dawn®, Windex®, Pledge®, Mr. Clean®, Fantastik®, etc. (For wood edge counters, treat any exposed wood area as care provided in this brochure for cabinets.)

 

Corian

It is recommended to use a Light Duty #63 Scotch-Brite® Sponge with Soft Scrub® for heavier duty cleaning of your entire countertop. For everyday cleaning, soap and water is sufficient. Caution: use only the SOFT side of the sponge on the deck of your countertop. The rough side of the sponge is ONLY for the Sink Basin. The rough side of the sponge will scratch and dull the surface of your counter. Your tops may be professionally repaired and/or re-sanded. Please contact Advantage Cabinets, Inc. if you feel this is necessary.

 

Cultured Marble

The best way to clean your cultured marble product is with a fiberglass cleaner and wax combination, such as Gel-gloss®. This has a cleaner, wax and polishing agent combined. Clean with household dish washing detergent in between waxing. Do not use abrasive cleaners on your marble top, as it will dull the surface gloss, such as Soft Scrub® with Scotch-Brite® Pad.

 

 

How do I care for my ‘Advantage’ Cabinets?

 

Caring for your Wood Products

 

New finishes on your cabinets products are very tough when they leave Advantage Cabinets facility. However, all finishes require a period of 30 days after application to achieve maximum performance. Please treat your cabinetry with extra care during the first 30 days after installation and do not subject to strong cleaners or solvents.

 

Water soluble cleaning solutions are best for routine cleaning of cabinetry. This finish may be wiped clean using a soft cloth (avoid using abrasive cloths, brushes and pads) and a mild soap such as Murphy® Oil Soap (carefully follow package instructions).

 

It is important to thoroughly rinse the surface with clean water and immediately dry with a soft cloth after cleaning with soap solutions. Soap residues left on the surface can result in streaks and smudges on the finish. Cabinets should never be immersed in water or other liquids.

 

Wood naturally undergoes subtle changes in color or patina as it ages regardless of the type of coating used to protect and finish the surface. The Sherwin-Williams® finishes supplied for our cabinets are formulated to resist discoloration as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light, but all wood species will gradually change color with age and exposure to direct sunlight. This is a normal characteristic of wood.

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