Once your kitchen has been installed by a LeMica refacing
dealer, he or she will present the homeowner with a homeowner warranty activation card.
This card must be filled out and mailed direct to LeMica Corporation. Once LeMica
receives your activation card, a warranty certificate is sent to you in your name along with use and care instructions to help keep your kitchen
cabinets looking beautiful for years to come.
Caring for Formica ® Doors
Formica ® laminate doors are supplied with a care guide to keep
your laminate looking beautiful for years to come.
The majority of LeMica’s Formica ® laminate door line has a life
time limited warranty. Normal cleaning is best done by spraying window cleaner on a clean cloth
and simply wiping the dust and dirt away. More stubborn stains requiring
a more aggressive action is covered in the Formica ® brochure.
Click here for the Formica ® Laminate Care Adobe pdf brochure. If you don't have Adobe Reader,
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Caring for Vinyl Doors
Vinyl doors come with a guide on how to keep your vinyl
doors looking great for years to come. Some
of the inherent disadvantages of all vinyl doors, LeMica’s and our
competition, are that doors can fade over time due to ultraviolet light or cigarette
smoking. Also, when exposed to excessive
heat from the leaking seal of a dishwasher, oven or coffee pot, the vinyl may shrink
or peel from the door core.
Caring for Wood Doors
Wood doors also come with a care guide to help keep your
wood cabinets looking fabulous for years to come. The major disadvantage of wood cabinets,
inherent with all wood door manufacturers, is that
they require the most upkeep. Simply put,
normal everyday kitchen liquids spilled on your fine wood living room
furniture may damage the finish...the same with wood cabinet doors.
Industry experts agree, “The best a wood kitchen will
look is the first day it is installed”. After that normal kitchen
functions and use will deteriorate the finish.
Like all fine furniture LeMica wood doors can be damaged by abuse and
carelessness. When you care for them properly, they will give you years of
satisfaction. In most cases, you only need to
use a clean, damp, non-abrasive cotton cloth and a mild liquid detergent on
LeMica wood doors. You can also use products such as Pledge or Endust by
following the manufacturer’s directions.
Do not saturate the doors with
water, especially near the miters or where the panel is inserted into the solid
oak frame. This can cause the substrate to swell.
Never use cleaners containing
ammonia, bleaches, oven cleaners, some counter top cleaners or any cleaners
containing acid, alkali or sodium
hypochlorite. If a product is recommended for use in cleaning fine furniture, it should be acceptable for LeMica
doors. However, if in question, try a
test area on the back side of the door to check for any adverse effects.
LeMica wood doors are not
resistant to scratches or impacts. Care
must be taken to prevent premature wear. Products such as lemon oil
will help nourish, rejuvenate and preserve wood surfaces.