• Painted UV Finish Outside
• Clear Coat UV Finish Inside
• Raised Square Premium MDF 5 Piece Door and 5 Piece Drawer Front
• 1/2” Cabinet Grade Plywood Boxes
• 5/8” Cabinet Grade Plywood Drawers
• 3/4" Cabinet Grade Plywood Shelves
• Solid Wood Dove Tail Construction Drawers
• Undermount, Full Extension Drawer Glides with Soft Closing Feature
• Fully Concealed 6-Way Adjustable Door Hinges with Soft Close
Why buy KCMA-certified cabinets?
Because you deserve the comfort that comes with knowing your cabinetry will take whatever life dishes out.
While most of us focus on style and color, industry professionals know that construction methods ultimately determine the performance and durability of the cabinets you choose. When you select our KCMA-certified cabinets for your kitchen or bath, rest assured KCMA has done your homework for you: Your cabinets pass the toughest tests of durability and performance in the marketplace today and have earned the prestigious KCMA certification seal.
KCMA’s rigorous, in-laboratory compliance program measures the integrity of your cabinetry through five tests. These tests evaluate cabinet structure, door and drawer operation, and the cabinetry finish, making certain each feature complies with the nationally recognized standards developed by KCMA. In today’s competitive home-building industry, our KCMA cabinetry standards are well respected and serve as a best-in-class benchmark for cabinet manufacturers.
First, KCMA-certified cabinets are weight tested. For seven days, in a laboratory environment, Cabinet shelves and bottoms are loaded with 15 pounds of weight per square foot. Technicians monitor the cabinetry for signs of joint separation or other failures of the cabinets or their mounting systems. Other weight tests include gradually loading 500 pounds into mounted cabinets, simulating the stress on a heavily loaded cabinet, and dropping a three-pound steel ball onto cabinet bottoms from six inches above the surface, replicating dropped cans.
Next, your certified cabinets are slide tested. Few families will open and close cabinets as frequently – or as vigorously – as technicians do during the certification testing. But that’s the point. After they slide cabinets for 25,000 cycles, while they hold 15 pounds per square foot, you know your KCMA-certified cabinetry will keep pace with your active family and lifestyle.
Third, the cabinetry is tested for swing. How do you avoid the shoddy look of loose or unaligned cabinet doors that often occurs over time? You buy certified cabinets. During two separate tests – focusing on the cabinet doors and hinges—their ability to withstand 65 pounds of weight and 25,000 swing cycles is tested. KCMA-certified cabinetry continues to operate flawlessly with no signs of damage or looseness.
Then KCMA tests for spills. Because the finish of your cabinetry is one of its most visible features, we test it to make sure it has been manufactured to withstand potentially abrasive substances. KCMA exposes cabinetry to such stain threats as vinegar, grape juice, coffee, alcohol, and even mustard for varying amounts of time. The result? Cabinets that earn the KCMA certification seal show no discoloration that can’t easily be polished away.
Finally, your KCMA-certified cabinets are exposed to heat. After sweltering in a humid, 120-degree hotbox for 24 hours, how do KCMA-certified cabinets respond? Beautifully. With no discoloration or blistering, your certified cabinets prove they can handle the inevitable temperature hazards in your kitchen.
What does Carb 2 Compliant Mean?
Manufacturers that earn certification demonstrate that their panels comply with the emission standards by labeling their panels as CARB 2 compliant.
The State of California have created regulations to limit the formaldehyde emissions from plywood, particle board and MDF. It is known as the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) for composite wood products or Carb 2 Complaint.
To receive CARB Certification, manufacturers undergo quarterly inspections and testing, and routine quality control testing at manufacturing locations. Manufacturers that earn certification demonstrate that their panels comply with the emission standards by labeling their panels as CARB Phase 2 compliant.
Our cabinets comply with the formaldehyde emissions standards which are required for composite wood products to be sold in California —the toughest standard in the country.
Formaldehyde is a chemical compound used in adhesives during the production of composite wood products like hardwood plywood, particleboard, and medium density fiberboard. It can also be found in building materials and everyday household products like glues, fabrics, and paints.
While low levels of formaldehyde are harmless, high levels may cause serious health issues. A colorless gas that produces a strong pickle-like smell when high levels are present, formaldehyde can cause a number of symptoms. High-level exposure can cause itchy eyes, bloody nose, sore throat, and a persistent cough. If exposure is long-term, formaldehyde may also increase a person’s risk of developing cancer.