Why do you use ONLY solid wood/solid bamboo as your main material of bathroom cabinet?
- Opting for solid wood furnitureavoids these problems. Solid wood retains its appearance, achieving a lovely patina as it ages. Any damage that occurs can be easily repaired and the furniture restored to its original appearance.
- Environmentally, solid wood furniture is much more eco-friendly. Apart from being sourced from managed forests, solid wood furniture uses very little energy during the production process. Engineered wood, on the other hand, uses a tremendous amount of energy as well as potentially toxic materials since formaldehyde – a known carcinogen – often forms part of the glue compounds used during the manufacturing process.
- Solid wood is by far a much better choice for homeowners. It may cost more than furniture made out of engineered wood, but will last much longer making it much better value for money. Engineered wood furniture, no matter how well made, can never possess that patina of age, and luxurious elegance that solid wood furniture achieves. It will simply never look as good. If you want to want a chic, upmarket homestyle that says quality and elegance to everyone who enters your home – then solid wood furnitureis essential.
Why do you use mortise and tenon/tongue and groove as the joinery?
Using tongue and groove plywood for bathroom cabinetry as well as for exterior applications such as siding helps to keep moisture out, particularly when you use the right kind of finish and pay extra attention to the edges.
Pressure-treated tongue and groove plywood offer even more protection, and products formulated with waterproof glue are also highly desirable for use in projects that will be exposed to the elements or subject to moisture exposure such as that which is common in high-humidity areas.
How to care and clean wooden vanities?
- Dust the vanity frequently with a clean, soft, dry, lint-free cloth, as well as polish it on a regular basis.
- Clean the surface by rubbing in the direction of the grain. Use furniture cleaners or polishes recommended by your local hardware store, following manufacturer’s application and cleaning instructions. Avoid using silicone cleaners and waxes.
- Clean up excess water and spills immediately. Use a blotting rather than a wiping action. Water left over for a long period of time will cause white spots in the finish.
How to care and clean stone vanity tops?
- Marble/Granite is porous and easily stained. Wipe off anything spilled on it immediately. It should be washed or cleaned regularly with fresh warm water and a non-abrasive clean cloth. Also, using a nonabrasive, neutral (pH balanced) cleaner will help remove dirt and grime, but it is recommended to first try warm water only.
- Marble / Granite top has been sealed at the manufacturing facility. The sealer acts as a stain inhibitor and prevents most stains and soil from being absorbed into the porous surface, but it is NOT a guarantee against staining. All spills should be cleaned immediately. Avoid contact with all oils and petroleum-based products.
- Also, avoid contact with all acid or caustic products such as vinegar, citrus or fruit juices, soda, chlorine, and nail polish remover. If the marble/granite is well sea led, the warm water and non-abrasive cloth should keep it clean.
- Every year the marble/granite should be sealed with a good quality marble/granite sealer. Marble/Granite sealers are available at most retail home supply stores. Follow the instructions on the sealer container for proper application and frequency of use.
- Placing protective pads on the bottom of any heavy objects will help prevent scratching of the marble / granite surface. Periodically rotate accessories on marble/granite so that they don’t sit in the same spot for an extended period of time.
How to care and clean porcelain sinks?
- Avoid using abrasive cleaners. Clean regularly with non-abrasive cleansers and non-scratching sponges.
- Wash sink with warm water, mild detergent and a damp cloth, or soft sponge. Rinse thoroughly using clean warm water.