beauty of solid hardwood is much more than skin deep. Neither
synthetic nor engineered, it comes from the heart of
nature–the simplest and most reliable of origins.
The solid hardwood furnishings and materials used in your
kitchen and bath are made up of many pieces of wood. Each is
unique and if you look carefully, you may notice natural
variations in color. The lighter pieces were closer to the
tree's bark, while the darker pieces were closer to its
center. All are equally strong and impart the beauty and
value that make hardwoods second to none.
The unique grain patterns in solid hardwood are related to
the tree's growth rings. The distinctive differences come
about as the wood is prepared for use in your home.
All trees grow limbs which fall to the forest floor as the
tree matures. The tree trunk, however, will always have a
knot where those limbs once were. Parts of that tree, knots
and all, may find new life in your hardwood cabinets,
countertops or flooring. These natural markings are proof of
your hardwood's origins; they have absolutely no effect on
its durability and structural integrity. Knots and other
characteristics are much like the nubs you find in such fine
natural fabrics as silk and linen; they are indications of
Trees absorb minerals and other essential elements as they
grow and prosper. You may see their traces in the hardwood
cabinets, flooring or finishings in your kitchen and bath.
These natural characteristics let you know you are enjoying
the authentic item, and not an artificial wood
Clean your cabinetry as needed with a lint-free cloth
dampened with mild detergent or soap and water. Dry
immediately with a lint-free cloth. Wipe up spills,
spatters and water marks as they occur, keeping the surface
Avoid using scouring pads or powdered cleansers as these may
scratch and penetrate the surface, allowing dirt, food or
moisture to enter and cause deterioration of the finish.
Wood cleaning products that use aerosols, non-aerosol spray
cleaners, and all silicone based wood products are not
recommended. These products can permeate the wood grain,
ultimately ruining your cabinet's finish and prevent future
refinishing of your cabinetry.