Repair and Maintenance

When you buy a custom made cabinet or furniture from A&L Custom Cabinets you know you are getting a quality product that is built to last. Whether you have chosen a laminate finish, wood, or glass, keeping it in good repair and looking great is usually a matter of simple maintenance.

Laminate and Vinyl

Laminate is easy to keep clean with a simple wipe over every now and then with a damp cloth, to remove the build-up of dust, which prevents moisture and mould from leaving an unsightly residue.


Regular dusting with a soft cloth will keep your wood cabinets looking great no matter how old they are. Spills need to be cleaned immediately with a damp cloth and wiped dry with a soft dry cloth to avoid staining. Do not put hot cups and other items directly on the wood surface as this may cause marks or damage to its finish. Wood items will appreciate a polish at least once or twice a year with a quality wax-free furniture polish, to keep them looking shiny and fresh. Polishes that contain silicone often attract more dust so are best avoided. Be aware that wood products that are exposed to sunlight and UV rays frequently may begin to show signs of fading or lose their appearance over time.


To clean glass finishes your regular commercial glass cleaner will be fine, to remove oily fingerprints, dust and other marks that build up over time and use. Rather than spraying the glass cleaner straight onto the glass, spray it onto a cloth and apply to the area to be cleaned, and then wipe off with a dry cloth.

At A&L Custom Cabinets we feel good about leaving you with a product that you are completely happy with. When we install your cabinets, vanities, shelves and other items we can advise on how to care for your new items, so don’t hesitate to ask us for information and advice as we are happy to help in any way that we can.