Island Dream Kitchens warrants their cabinet case construction, drawer boxes, and finishing process against defective materials and workmanship for a period of three years. Our hinges and drawer glides have a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer and limited to the original purchaser. If a product is found to be defective upon inspection, the defective part will be repaired or replaced without charge. This warranty covers only those product manufactured and supplied by Island Dream Kitchens Inc. and is a limited warranty and is for the repair or replacement of the defective components only. It does not cover transportation cost or on-site labour charges, nor any damage or product failure due to abuse or misuse. Our warranty does not cover inevitable deterioration such as scratches, nicks, abrasions, and typical wear, which are resulting from normal use during the standard life of the product.
Island Dream Kitchens Cabinetry Care
Island Dream Kitchen products are designed to hold up to your everyday use and following these few simple steps will help to keep your kitchen looking great for the years to come. No special or delicate care is required. Once you’ve transformed your room with custom cabinets and storage solutions, you’ll want to make sure you take good care of your investment. We’ve created this handy how-to guide on maintenance and care of your cabinetry and storage solutions as an easy reference for how to keep your rooms looking their best. If you have any questions, or you’re ever unsure what to do, we’re always just a phone call or an email away.
Moisture & Cleaning
Even though Island Dream’s finish is highly moisture resistant you should still try to avoid any prolonged contact with moisture. Immediately after any cleaning you should wipe dry the surface with a soft cloth. Wipe up any spills or splashes quickly with a clean soft cloth. For your day to day cleaning you should use a damp cloth with water only, or for those really tough cleaning jobs use a mild soap and water solution. Do not use any type of cleaners such as Windex, solvents or Goo B Gone as they will break down the finish properties and could cause the finish to degrade, which will not be covered by our warranty.
Darkening or Yellowing
Remember that all woods will naturally darken with age. There is no prevention for this process and it is accepted as part of woods natural character. Certain species such as Cherry will darken more, and more quickly than other woods. The major cause of this process is the UV in sunlight, which will speed up this process, luckily it also helps to bring out the natural rich patina of the wood which is why we choose it!
Expansion & Contraction
Wood is a natural porous material so it will absorb and release moisture causing some shrinking & swelling. This can result in dimensional changes in larger pieces, which may result in minor warping. These dimensional changes are often associated with seasonal change (much as your hardwood floors) and will usually, given the chance, return to normal after one full season change. These changes are one of the natural characteristics of wood and should not be considered as a defect in material or workmanship.
In most cases, all that is required to maintain the original appearance of your laminate counter tops is wiping it with a damp, non-abrasive cotton cloth and a mild liquid detergent or household cleaner. Simply rinse with clean water, using a clean, non-abrasive cotton cloth. Do not flood the laminate, especially near the seams, since the water can penetrate and cause the substrate to swell It is important that after each cleaning step, the surface of the laminate is rinsed with warm water and wiped with a dry cloth. This step prevents the buildup of cleaning agent on the laminate surface. Residual cleaning agent can be reactivated with moisture from a wet plate or cup. If this reactivated cleaning agent remains on the surface of the laminate it can damage the counter top surface.
Don’t let them burn!
Laminate counters by their nature can be damaged by particularly hot items. Do not place hot pots and pans directly on their surface. Instead, use hotplates, hot pads or even heavy towels to protect the surface.
Make sure not to cut directly on the surface of laminate counters. Use cutting boards, stones or plates instead to protect the finish and surface of the counters.
Be careful with water.
Too much water flooded onto a laminate counter top can cause problems with the seams. If water gets inside, the substrate can swell and ruin the appearance of the counter tops.
Don’t use harsh chemicals.
Harsh chemicals that have acid in the mix do not go well with laminates. Avoid using them on or near these counters. Don’t use such things as Draino, stainless cleaners, ceramic cleaners and rust and lime removers.