Did you know that all of our kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities are KCMA Certified? The Kitchen Cabinet Association Certification Program assures that our customers are getting tested, and complied with rigorous standards set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Best Way Cabinets has put all of our kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities through 13 different tests and passed them all!
1. Cabinet shelves and bottoms are loaded at 15 pounds per square foot to ensure no excessive deflection or joint failure on the cabinet or mounting system.
2. Installed wall cabinets are loaded with 500 pounds to ensure that the cabinet will accept net loading in compliance with ANSI A161.1-1995 requirements.
3. A load of up to 250 pounds is applied against the inside of cabinet fronts to ensure reliable front joints.
4. A 3 pound steel ball is "drop tested" onto shelves, cabinet bottoms and drawer bodies to ensure cabinets will withstand dropping of cans and other heavy items.
5. Cabinet doors are impact tested by striking the center of a closed and open door with a 10 pound sand bag.
6. Cabinet doors are weighted with 65 pounds and operated 10 times to test the ability of door and hinges to withstand loading.
7. Each door is opened and closed for 25,000 cycles to ensure durability under the stress of normal usage in a home.
8. Drawers and drawer mechanisms are tested at 15 pounds per square foot and operated through 25,000 opening and closing cycles to assure durability.
9. A 3 pound weight is dropped 10 times against the drawer assembly to ensure that the drawer front assembly will withstand the impact of closing.
10. Cabinets are cycle tested at temperatures ranging from -5° F to +120° F to ensure finish will withstand temperature changes.
11. Cabinets are hot box tested at temperatures up 120° F to ensure finish will withstand high heat.
12. The cabinet finish is exposed to vinegar, grape juice, olive oil, lemon juice, 100 proof alcohol and more to ensure no appreciable discoloration, stain or whitening of the finish occurs.
13. Finally, a 24-hour soap and water solution test checks the finish's ability to withstand exposure to detergents and moisture.
For more information about the KCMA or the testing, visit their official website.