How to choose good hardware for my cabinets

Fri Apr 07 22:45:51 CST 2023

Cabinet hardware is divided into two types of functional and decorative hardware, cabinetry in the kitchen in a humid, smoky environment, the choice of hardware should be able to withstand the test of corrosion, rust, damage. Functional cabinet hardware refers to hardware used to achieve certain functions, such as hinges and drawer slides. Among them, the hinges should stand the test of time, it must not only open and close the cabinet doors, but also bear the weight of the doors alone; in addition, the drawer slides cannot be ignored, it is fixed on the side panels and drawers, bearing the full weight of the drawers, high-quality drawer slides, without the need to fee strong to pull the drawers. Therefore, the choice of these small hardware accessories must be of good quality. Users are advised to buy or use cabinet hardware made of stainless steel.Cabinet hardware

To buy functional hardware, firstly, look carefully at the rough appearance, then test the switch by sliding it by hand several times to see if it is sensitive and if there is a strange noise, do not compare it with furniture type hardware, but need to compare it with similar products, secondly, look at the material, the material used is better, the manufacturer has a long history of operation as far as possible and has a high reputation. In terms of quality identification of hardware fittings, you can identify them by the feel of the product, finish, with gaps, etc. Users with conditions, should buy hardware fittings made by regular manufacturers, because most of the regular manufacturers use mould processing, with high product accuracy, good dimensional consistency, processing technology specifications and other characteristics.

In addition, decorative cabinet hardware accessories, such as cabinet handles, etc., should be considered and the furniture colour, texture and coordination issues. Cabinet handles should not use solid wood handles, otherwise in a humid environment, the handles are prone to deformation. Solid wood cabinets can be selected antique old handle, both zinc alloy and other materials made of products, but also engineering plastics with moulds pressed and made, its surface pattern, etc. can be done very carefully and delicate, and after the surface treatment, can be done completely with the wood match, the effect is very good.

Many users tend to regard hardware accessories as ordinary accessories, easy to ignore the choice of parts and accessories of consumer hardware products, not to mention the matching and coordination of hardware accessories with the overall cabinet, etc., or neglect to understand the basic knowledge related to hardware accessories beforehand, and do not master the identification, verification of the basic knowledge of hardware accessories, often tend to the building materials decoration market random purchase, or by unscrupulous salesman fooled The purchase of hardware accessories that do not match the kitchen can bring many troubles and even troubles to the future use and maintenance.

Therefore, before buying hardware accessories, you can grasp or understand the relevant reference materials, for consumers can choose hardware accessories that meet their needs, but also to enjoy the pleasure of quality life.