It is the nature of many wood products used in Cabinetry and trim to have a variety of colors and grain textures. Because these variations are the real natural beauty of these woods, unusual or “wild” grain patterns will not constitute a reason for replacement. No special emphasis will be made to select doors/drawers to match “perfectly” with one another. Wood “mellows” with age, exposure to sunlight, and the elements. A slight color difference may occur after a years’ time, thus affecting the actual color (natural or stain) of your sample. A buyer selection may differ from the cabinets they actually receive. This is especially true in the “frost” colors. Keep in mind that wood for individual cabinets does not always come from the same tree and will therefore vary in grains and textures.
Your cabinets are like a piece of furniture. If you look closely at wood furniture you will find the same characteristics. If you want to have an indication of how your cabinets will look as a unit, please feel free to visit a model home or make arrangements to view a home under construction with the same cabinet selection. Remember, construction sites can be hazardous, so please contact a representative of AB Hospitality Limited Liability Company to accompany you to any construction site.
MAINTENANCE & CARE
All cabinet materials are graded to industry standard, but you can expect some variations, including:
Naturally occurring color, grain and texture differences
Color deviations, even within the same section of wood
Differences between open- and closed-grain areas
Variations in the finishing process; each piece will respond differently to the finishing materials used
When you install more cabinetry at a later date, it may not match the original cabinets. This can be due to:
Exposure to sunlight, smoke and chemicals
Change in door samples or displays due to age
Products such as lemon oil, Liquid Gold and Old English Furniture Polish and Scratch Cover are suggested for caring for wood finish cabinets. Follow container directions. Use such products a maximum of once a month so as to avoid excessive build-up. Stay away using from paraffin-based spray waxes or washing cabinets with water as both of these items will damage the luster of the finish.
If hinges catch or drawer glides become sluggish, a small amount of silicone lubricant will improve their performance.
Damage to cabinet surfaces and warping can be caused by operating appliances that generate large amounts of moisture -- such as a crock-pot. When operating such appliances, place them in a location that is not directly under a cabinet. While cooking food on your stove, be sure to turn on the vent hood.
Gaps which develop between cabinets and the ceiling, or cabinets and walls, are normal and may be corrected by caulking (and paint touch up, if applicable).
Exposure to extreme temperature, humidity changes, or moisture may cause warping of cabinet doors and drawer fronts.
Readily noticeable variations in wood grain and color are expected and are normal in all style selections.