When you decide to install a custom closet in your home, you are choosing to add a new structure that will be there for years to come. So it’s important to know what your custom closet materials are made of and how to care for them so that they will always have that same fresh look they had on installation day.
When we build your custom closet, we use panels and shelves as the foundation of your space. Learn more about the design of your custom closet here. The materials we use to make the core in each panel and shelf are chosen because they are premium industrial grade composite boards – the same board that is used in furniture and kitchen cabinets. We choose this high-quality material because it means that your closet will be strong, stable, and have a uniform texture. Unlike wood, composite board is highly resistant to changes in temperature or environment. This means that over time it’s not susceptible to warping in the same way that wood is. Our panels are made from recycled, recovered, and/or certified northern hardwood chips. Our composite board meets or exceeds all CARB2 for formaldehyde emission standards so you can rest assured it’s safe to install in any room in your home.
When you choose your materials, you will also choose the color and style to complete your closet. Your designer will work with you to recommend options that complement the style of your home so you’ll be sure to love your closet for years to come. You can see the colors and styles we offer here. Each panel is covered with high quality, thermally fused laminate. We call this TFL. TFL is a paper layer that covers the unfinished board to give it the color of your choice. A highly versatile finish, it has the look and feel of wood and the cost is a fraction of that compared to wood. And when taken care of properly, TFL won’t chip, peel, or warp. Its long-lasting color will not fade over time which means that unlike wood, you’ll never have to refinish your closet.
Our products are extremely durable and designed to last a lifetime. And no matter what color or style you choose, the care and cleaning process is the same. Even better? Most non-abrasive household cleaners will due. So it’s easy to clean your custom closet just like you would any other area of your home. Be sure to avoid cleaning products that contain acetone, acetate, or ethyl alcohol, harsh solvents or abrasives like turpentine, rough scrubbers like steel wool or brushes. And even though it’s furniture-grade, there is no need to use furniture wax as they may cause discoloration. Simply use a lint-free, damp cloth and non-detergent, non-abrasive everyday household cleaner to a clean cloth, never directly to the product. And if your closet gets a permanent mark or scuff, you can clean it with solvent-based products such as mineral spirits. Make sure to test the surface in a hidden location to ensure no reaction with the material and then wipe it clean immediately after applying so there’s not any residue.
At Inspired Closets, we choose quality materials to create a durable closet you’ll love for years to come. And we do it with materials that are low maintenance and beautiful too. Working together to create a space that meets your wants and needs is our passion. Once we decide on your product color and style, we’ll work through all the features that will make your closet support the way you live. And then we’ll review your completed design in our proprietary software. Before the design is final, you’ll see and interact with a 3-dimensional rendering of your closet. You can even make changes to the design and features to see the effect those changes have in real-time, which is why working with Inspired Closets is easy and fun. So much so that you might find yourself wanting to create custom solutions for the rest of your house too! Don’t worry, it happens all the time and we can’t wait to work with you soon!
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