If you have recently renovated your bathroom you know that bathroom cabinets are not cheap. You will want to do everything you can to make sure those cabinets last a long time. This article will give you a few simple tips to help you take care of your cabinets so they last for many more years.
Choose Cabinets that are made for Use in the Bathroom
Bathroom cabinets are exposed to a lot of moisture so it is important to be sure that the cabinets you choose are at least water resistant and preferably waterproof. Avoid cabinets that are made of particle board or any type of material that will be affected by the high moisture found in bathrooms.
Bathroom cabinets made of wood must be treated to resist water to prevent warping or from moisture damage such as rotting or damage to the cabinet’s finish. An ideal wood for use in the bathroom is Bamboo because it is moisture resistant preventing it from warping because of moisture damage.
Choose Cabinets made of Durable Materials
Whether you choose custom made or readymade cabinets make sure they are made of materials that are durable. Good bathroom cabinets are not cheap and you will want to be sure your hard earned money is buying a quality product.
Clean Cabinet Surfaces Regularly
Cleaning the surface of the cabinets regularly will help them to last a long time. The cleaning process will depend on the type of material the cabinets are made of. Follow the manufacturer’s cleaning instruction to avoid voiding any manufacturer’s warranty and to help the cabinets looking new for long time and prevent damage caused by improper cleaning.
Choose Cabinets with the Proper Weight Limit
Cabinets must be sturdy enough to hold the load you plan to put in them. When choosing cabinets make sure to ask the bathroom design expert which cabinet will be able to support the load you want to put in it. It would be best to choose a cabinet that has a weight rating that is slightly higher than what you expect to put in it rather than one that is slightly less. Even a couple of pounds can affect the durability of the cabinet.
Unless you have experience installing cabinets it is best left to the experts to make sure they are properly installed. Improperly installed cabinets can pull lose and fall possibly causing serious personal injury or at the least causing damage to not only the cabinet itself but also to the bathroom floor or other fixture in the room.
The bathroom design experts at iRemodel have the knowledge and expertise to help you choose the perfect bathroom cabinets for your home. Call us today at (416) 825-2542 to make an appointment to discuss your bathroom design plans.