How To Protect Your Kitchen Units


The kitchen is a really hard working part of the house with an awful lot of through traffic and hustle and bustle taking place on a daily basis. And as such, you shouldn’t be surprised if your cupboards, units and worktops start to show a bit of wear and tear after a while.

You might notice, for example, that the laminate surface of your units is starting to peel back close to where your oven is. This is most likely because of the blast of heat that comes out of the oven when you open the door – over time, laminate will certainly start to feel the effects of this.

In order to stop this from happening or from getting worse if it’s already starting to look a little shabby, simply shave off any damaged edges and attach some aluminium strips to help protect them further.

Steam from cooking can also be quite damaging to kitchen units and worktops but there is a lot you can do to protect them from this. Make sure you have a good quality range hood and that you maintain the filters regularly to help protect your cabinets. You could also consider investing in a heat shield, which deflects heat and steam coming from not just your stove and oven but also your toaster, dishwasher and other appliances.

Prioritising cleaning is also a must. You should wipe your cabinets down with a soft dry cloth once a day at least, as this will help stop moisture from collecting on the surface. Using waterproof plywood for your cabinets is also a good idea as this is quite resistant to moisture, so perfect in the kitchen.

Get in touch with us for more help with laminate repairs.