The Easiest Cabinet Material To Clean And Keep Spotless

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Picking out the right material for cabinets comes down to several factors, but, for some, the most important is how easy the cabinets will be to clean and take care of. While style and color are also key considerations, a material that's difficult to keep looking spotless over time might be more hassle than it's worth. Additionally, not every cabinet material that's simple to clean is otherwise low maintenance. However, one material that is both low maintenance and doesn't require much in the way of cleaning is hardwood. Much like how a properly cleaned hardwood floor will last anywhere from 30 to 100 years, hardwood cabinets offer longevity without the burden of high maintenance. 

Not only does it look good, but this cabinet material only requires dusting with the occasional polish to stay that way. Because of this, hardwood is one of the easiest cabinet materials to maintain, making it an especially good choice if you don't have much spare time to thoroughly clean your kitchen. Though, on the whole, hardwood cabinets are low maintenance, there are still some things you should know about how to take care of them.

Hardwood cabinets give you breathing room when it comes to maintenance

The easiest way to clean your hardwood cabinets is to opt for a wood-friendly polish like Weiman's Cabinet & Wood Clean & Shine Spray. This will ensure your cabinets keep looking good without the risk of damaging them. Always steer clear of using harsh chemicals when cleaning wood cabinets. If you want to make your kitchen cleaning routine even easier, opt for hardwood cabinets in a darker hue. A general rule of thumb is the lighter the cabinet, the more marks it will show, which is why white cabinets tend to look dirtier far faster than darker ones. While this principle doesn't apply in all cases, it does for most.

You can also update your wood cabinets in the future with paint, making them a good long-term option. It's important to keep in mind that, if you live in a humid area, hardwood cabinets may warp faster than if you live in a cooler, less humid climate. However, on the whole, they are still a cabinet option that's more than worth looking into if you want to tick off both durability and ease of maintenance.