Analyze the selection and maintenance methods of high-quality hardware accessories
When we buy cabinets, we usually look at styles, door panels, countertops, etc., but hardware accessories are often overlooked by us. We must know that high-quality hardware accessories also have an important impact on the service life and aesthetics of the cabinet. What are the selection methods and maintenance methods of high-quality hardware accessories? The editor will share with you.
hinge is one of the necessary hardware parts for the cabinet body and the door panel to join and open and close repeatedly. Because the opening frequency of the door panel is the highest in the use process. Therefore, the quality of the hinge is particularly important. The opening and closing effect and durability, naturalness, smoothness, and silence are the basic requirements. Second is the adjustability: the adjustable range of up and down, left and right, front and rear is 2mm; the opening angle should be at least 95 and a certain degree of corrosion resistance and safety. A good hinge is very hard to break by hand, the reed is firm, there is no shaking at the mechanical folding part, it will automatically rebound when it is closed to 15 degrees, and the rebound force is very uniform.
Way of maintenance: keep the cabinet dry, avoid the hinges and other hardware in the humid air; every 2-3 months, you can add some lubricating oil regularly, and wipe it gently with a dry soft cloth; if you find that the surface is Black spots that are difficult to remove can be wiped with a little kerosene. Do not use cleaning agents containing chemicals or acidic liquids.
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If the hinge is the heart of the cabinet, then the slide is the kidney. Whether large and small drawers can be pushed and pulled freely and smoothly, as well as the load-bearing capacity, depends on the support of the slide rail. At present, there are two common styles of roller slides and type slides on the market. When purchasing, you can pull out the drawer and press it hard with your hands to see if it will loosen, squeak or turn over. A good pulley should have no astringency and noise when pushing and pulling the drawer.
Way of maintenance: add lubricating oil regularly. If it gets wet, wipe it with a dry soft cloth; check if there are any fine particles on the slide rail from time to time, and clean it out in time to avoid damage to the slide rail.
As a sliding component of auxiliary household cabinets, the handles are made of various materials, such as wood, stainless steel, zinc alloy, iron, aluminum alloy, etc. There are also a few crystal plastics. Generally, the handle is matched with the cabinet. If you want to reconfigure it yourself, you must pay attention to the overall coordination with the cabinet, the suitability of the size, and the shape and pattern can choose the style you like.
Way of maintenance: As the handle is often pulled, it will easily loosen over time. Check the tightness of the screws regularly, and replace them with new ones if they fall. Be careful not to put wet towels on the handle. Wooden handles are easy to get wet, and iron or copper ones are easy to rust and peel off paint.
There are three commonly used skirting boards: wooden skirting boards, frosted metal skirting boards and PVC skirting boards. Wooden skirting boards are generally used with solid wood or blister door panels, which are prone to moisture. The matte metal skirting board is waterproof and moisture-proof, not moldy or rusty, beautiful, durable, and not damaged. It is a relatively high-quality material. PVC skirting boards are also commonly used, but they are relatively brittle, and will age and become brittle after a long time.
Ways of maintenance: The maintenance of wooden skirting boards should pay attention to keeping the cabinet area dry to avoid damage to the skirting boards in a humid environment. Regular waxing or applying waterproofing agent for maintenance. The metal skirting board should be protected from sharp objects. Once the PVC skirting board cracks, it can only be replaced.