Care & Cleaning for Walnut


It's essential to note that, like many natural materials, walnut doors may undergo subtle changes in tone over time. This is a normal part of the aging process and can be attributed to various environmental factors; including exposure to sunlight, humidity levels, and the natural aging process of the wood. Understanding these factors can help you anticipate and appreciate the unique characteristics that develop over time.

Sunlight Exposure: Walnut doors may experience changes in tone when exposed to sunlight. This is a natural occurrence as the wood reacts to UV rays. If the exposure is excessive, consider using window coverings or protective finishes that offer UV resistance.

Humidity Levels: To maintain a stable environment, use a dehumidifier or humidifier as needed, especially in regions with extreme weather conditions.

Natural Aging Process: Just like any natural material, walnut doors will undergo an aging process. This process contributes to the development of a rich patina and enhances the door's character over time.

Precautionary actions

1. Wipe off all liquids immediately.

2. Avoid direct sunlight.

3. Make sure appliances - especially dishwashers - are correctly installed and insulated. Consult the manufacturer specs as well as your installer to evaluate if heat shields are needed on the fronts or cabinets in the vicinity. Appliances may have vents on the sides, top, or back that may contribute to damage if not shielded properly. Damage due to excessive heat or moisture is NOT covered under warranty.

4. Never "vent" your dishwasher or oven by cracking open the appliance door. Using the 'self-clean' feature may cause damage to the surrounding material.

5. Never operate a top-loading toaster below wall cabinets. 

6. Avoid close proximity to radiators, heaters, or mobile heating units.

7. Protect surfaces when using sharp tools or cumbersome equipment.

Occasional cleaning

1.  Surfaces should be cleaned with a soft, non-abrasive cloth lightly dampened with a mild soapy solution, followed by a wipe-down with a similarly soft, but dry, non-abrasive cloth.

2.  Avoid all cleaning compounds with alkaline reagents - like ammonia or alcohol.

3.  For real wood veneers, orange oil and orange wax can be used on an infrequent basis but must be applied first to a clean, non-abrasive cloth - not directly on the coated surface. It is always best to test a small spot on the back of a door or drawer face to be sure of no adverse effects.

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My Walnut piece is damaged, can you fix it?

While it is rare, damage during transit can happen. Please fill out our order issue report form with as many detailed pictures as possible. Our vendor for this material must assess if it is possible to repair. If damaged during installation or after, in addition to assessing if it is possible, our vendor will determine what the fee would be.