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About Us

GD Laminates, Ltd.

1010 N. Chester Street

Baltimore, MD 21205

410-558-2305

Statistics

since
  • 1986
    2680+
    Happy Clients
  • 1986
    18570+
    Cabinets Installed
  • 1986
    160+
    Combined Yrs Experience
  • 1996
    1010
    N. Chester St, Baltimore
  • 1997
    26,000
    Sq. Ft. Expansion
  • 1997
    50+
    Team Members
  • 1997
    $1 Million
    in Sales per Year
  • 2011
    25 years
    in business
We are a full service cabinetry company which designs, builds, repairs, and installs the best residential and commercial products in the industry. Greg Dively is the owner and president, with son Scott Dively by his side to handle sales and project management. We opened our doors in 1986 and have experienced success since day one, due to 13 years prior cabinetry work with father Gerald Dively. In 1996, our acquisition of 1010 N. Chester Street set the stage for explosive growth, allowing us to expand our space to 26,000 sq. ft. the ensuing year. We celebrated 25 years in 2011 and consistently gross $1 million per year. If you need quality builders, you have come to the right place! Our ability to provide full service and handle any size job will set you among thousands of others who receive 100% satisfaction.

Work Showcase

What Our Clients Say

Our Services

Main Services

GD Laminates, Ltd. offers laminate, woodwork, and casework solutions to businesses and homeowners, including full service coordination with expert architects and builders. Every project is handled with the highest level of professionalism and workmanship which exceed industry standards.

The Process

  • MEET
    1
  • QUOTE
    2
  • PLAN
    3
  • DESIGN
    4
  • BUILD
    5
  • EVALUATE
    6
Introduction to client is the vital first step of a successful project. At this important stage, the vision and goals are verbalized and fully understood by the GD Laminates, Ltd. professional. This first meeting sets the tone for ongoing communication between client and project manager.
We provide a quote for the project after carefully evaluating the project size, and all associated costs. The quote reflects a fair, estimated assessment of the services which will be rendered. Within the framework of quote, the client can expect to receive quality products and services which exceed industry standards.
The project manager immediately initiates a customized plan. Materials are ordered according to project measurements to ensure timely arrival. A top-notch team of specialized designers and tradesmen are assembled to implement every aspect of the project.
Each project is fully designed to reflect the client's goals and expectations. Creative ideas begin to take shape and form at this stage. Once the basic design is in place, it is evaluated and improved for the highest functionality and beautiful appearance.
Expert builders and tradesmen go early to the site to deliver materials and to begin construction on the framework and architectural aspects of the project. Every aspect is carefully inspected during the building process to ensure the best final product.
The client continually evaluates the progress of the builders. Collaboration and communication remain active with the project manager until reaching 100% client satisfaction!

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Refacing

Refacing Saves You Money

Allow us to give your existing store fixtures, cabinets, reception desks and office furniture a beautiful facelift! We can reface your existing items with new laminate panels or doors in any color and style of your choosing. We also update elevators with new panels to make them look like new.
  • Just takes days to complete

    Saves time and money

    Uses your existing cabinetry

    Done on evenings and weekends to not upset your work flow
Need refacing or repairs? Don't hesitate to call
GD Laminates today.
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Standards

Why Our Customers Love Us

GD Laminates, Ltd. has had the honor of serving thousands of customers in greater Baltimore, Maryland since 1986. Our family owned and operated cabinet business has expanded over the years due to explosive growth, yet our core values and service standards have always remained the same.

  • Family Owned and Operated
    The Dively name is synonymous with quality, integrity, and three generations of work in cabinetry.
  • Exceed Expectations
    Each client is an opportunity to go above and beyond, and rise above the standards to deliver the best.
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed
    Our highest priority is to generously work to fulfil each task with the highest satisfaction.
  • Attentive Customer Service
    Indicating our customers' needs and offering excellent customer service is the backbone of our business.

Top 7 Cabinet Care and Cleaning Tips

Wood Cabinet Cleaning
Prep the cabinets for cleaning by removing access dust. Inspect the wood for areas which require deeper cleaning. Gently remove soil
with a damp cloth and immediately dry with a lint-free cotton cloth. Protect the surface with a quality mineral oil polish to barrier the
wood from dirt and moisture, and make the wood surface last longer.
  • Avoid aerosol spray polishes and finishes which contain wax, petroleum, and silicone as it may cause wax film buildup.
  • Immediately wipe liquid spills with a damp cloth then use a lint-free cotton cloth to dry the surface.
  • Apply UV inhibitors on the surface to protect your wooden cabinets from ultra violet rays in natural sunlight.
For harder to remove stains, remove them by using a mild detergent and warm water and don't forget to dry the surface immediately. Pads with rough surfaces and powdered cleansers should be avoided.
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Laminate Cabinet Cleaning
Laminate wood cabinets are easy to clean and maintain with warm soapy water and a sponge or soft cloth. After wiping the cabinets, immediately dry to prevent peeling and buckling of the laminate surface.
  • Clean spills as they happen to prevent the liquid to further seep through the surface.
  • Vinegar and water can be used for deeper cleaning. Place the cleaning solution in a spray bottle for easier application and immediately dry.
  • Never use abrasive cleaners or cleaning pads. They are likely to scratch and damage the surface of the laminate.
Use commercial cleaners with caution. Only purchase cleaners that are free of harsh chemicals to prevent dissolving the laminated surface. Before cleaning the cabinets, always test them first in an inconspicuous place.
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Repair Cabinets
Remove minor scratches on wood finish by simply rubbing a solution of lemon juice and olive oil over the dents with a clean lint-free
cotton cloth. Nail holes and cracks can be filled with a wood filler pencil in a matching finish. Epoxy penetrant is a good commercial
wood filler since it is stronger than wood and can be sanded and painted without any problems.
  • Promptly repair damages to cabinets to ensure their beauty and longevity.

  • Have marking pens readily available to cover scratches.
  • Avoid repairing damaged wood with home remedies or harsh chemicals containing ammonia and solvent cleaners.
Contact GD Laminates for significant repair issues, including water stains which have turned white or black. For professional wood
and laminate cabinet restoration, GD Laminates handles millwork repair, cabinetry touch up, laminate repair,
and color matching and finishing.
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Cabinets with Glass Doors
Dust off the doors to remove loose debris before applying glass cleaner. For best results, don't directly spray the surface of the glass;
instead, spray a microfiber or lint-free cloth and gently wipe off the wipe the inner and outer surface of the glass. Commercial
cleaners are packaged in spray bottles, making it tempting to spray directly on the glass. This will likely cause the cleaning
solution to seep through the panel corners.
  • Avoid cleaning glass under direct sunlight. The uneven drying can leave a filmy residue on the glass.
  • It is better to first spray the cleaner on a cloth to risk damaging the laminate or laminate panel corners.
Vinegar and water is a simple yet effective homemade cleaning solution for glass. Two parts water to one part vinegar creates an effective solution. If needed, add more vinegar in the mixture to remove tougher stains.
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Cabinet Hardware
Bronze, brass, nickel, and stainless steel hardware should be cleaned with mild soapy water. Apply soapy water to the hardware with a
non-abrasive cloth. Stainless steel knobs, handles, and hinges are more durable and can endure soaking - if needed, up to overnight.
  • Before cleaning, it may be best to remove hardware from cabinets to prevent damage to wood or laminate.
  • Immediately dry hardware after cleaning to prevent water spotting and possible tarnishing.
  • Secure hardware when they become loose to avoid stripping the joinery.
It is important to protect the finish of cabinet hardware. Caution against using harsh chemicals and other cleaning agents that will
dissolve and separate the lacquer plating that protects bronze and brass materials. Also protect hardware from sharp objects
that may cause scratching or denting. To keep handles and knobs from soiling on a daily basis, wash your hands before
touching them especially when using skin creams or lotions.
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Laminate Countertops
Laminated countertops can easily be cleaned by washing with mild soap. Remove deeper stains from coffee and tea by using a paste
made from baking soda and household cleaning solution. Use a stiff nylon brush to scrub the area. Tougher stains can be removed
with undiluted household bleach.
  • Commonly used products such as food coloring, hair dye, and drainage cleaners can permanently damage laminate countertops. For spilled
    dye, wipe the surface immediately using dishwashing soap or all-purpose cleaning agent.
  • Never use a laminated countertop as a chopping board as sharp objects can easily damage the surface.
Polish laminated countertops as a regular cleaning routine. A small amount of self-stripping wax will cover small scratches while
adding protection and shine to the countertops.
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Granite Countertops
Regularly maintain the quality of granite by wiping with a microfiber cloth to dust off the surface. Wipe the surface at least once a week
with a damp cloth and a stone cleaner with neutral pH. Regular cleaning will prevent dirt build-up. Avoid using cleaners with harmful
chemicals as they can cause granite countertops to be easily become scratched or etched.
  • During daily use, place coasters under mugs and glasses to prevent scratching the granite surface.
  • Granite countertops require sealant maintenance. Monitor the granite's need for a new coat of sealant by periodically giving it a water bead test.
    Water splashed on granite which no longer beads on the surface indicates need for sealant. It should be reapplied about every two years.
  • Inspect granite countertops at least once a year for cracks, stains, scratches, shifting or any other damage.
To remove persistent, oily stains, use flour or baking soda mixed with dish soap to create a cleaning putty that will absorb the stain.
Place the mixture on the oily stain and keep it wrapped with a plastic cover overnight before washing away the putty.
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Contact GD Laminates right now to build your cabinets
and install your countertops with the best quality
products and professional service.
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410-558-2305
FAX: 410-558-2309
ARCHITECTURAL WOODWORK
COMMERCIAL CASEWORK
1010 N. CHESTER STREET
BALTIMORE, MD 21205
LAMINATE • WOOD • SOLID SURFACE
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