Greenline Supplies Earns KCMA Certification
Posted by Christopher Leo in Uncategorized on December 20, 2022
You may have seen a blue and white seal while viewing shops for cabinets, this indicates that the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers of America (KCMA) has approved these cabinets. This seal may have been present on items you’ve checked at local showrooms and online retailers. If you’re looking for high-quality cabinetry, this is the mark you should search for.
We are thrilled to announce we have been recently KCMA Certified.
WHAT IS THE KCMA?
The main objective of the non-profit Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) is to establish kitchen cabinet quality standards. They also speak out on behalf of the whole sector. Although they are not a regulatory agency, having their support might help a product stand out from the competitors.
If a product is KCMA certified, it has undergone testing to guarantee a high standard of quality and durability. Cabinets must adhere to two certification requirements.
The KCMA Quality Certification is the first accreditation. This denotes that a product has successfully passed a stringent series of examinations that simulate years of regular home use.
Environmental Stewardship Program certification is the secondary certification. This program examines manufacturing from the growing and harvesting of raw materials through the production of the finished product. The program is the first and only of its type.
WHAT DOES KCMA CERTIFICATION FOR KITCHEN CABINETS MEAN?
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has established strict standards for kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities, and the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s Certification Program guarantees to the specifier or user of kitchen cabinets and bath vanities that the cabinet bearing the blue and white seal complies with these strict standards.
WHY CHOOSE FOR A KCMA CERTIFIED CABINET?
Five tests are used in KCMA’s stringent in-laboratory compliance methodology to assess the integrity of your cabinetry. These tests examine the cabinet’s construction, door and drawer functionality, and cabinetry finish to ensure that each meets the internationally acknowledged standards created by KCMA. The KCMA cabinets standards are highly regarded and serve as a best-in-class benchmark for cabinet makers in the competitive homebuilding market of today.
- WEIGHT TESTS: In a laboratory setting, cabinet bottoms and shelves are loaded with 15 pounds of weight per square foot for seven days. Technicians inspect the cabinetry for indications of joint separation or other cabinet or mounting system defects. Other weight tests include dropping a three-pound steel ball into cabinet bottoms from six inches above the ground to mimic cans being dropped, and progressively filling mounted cabinets with 500 pounds to simulate the strain on a heavily packed cabinet.
- SLIDE TESTS: During KCMA certification testing, few families will open and close cabinets as frequently or forcefully as they do. The idea is that, though. Your KCMA-certified cabinets will keep up with your busy lifestyle after being tested for 25,000 cycles while holding 15 pounds per square foot.
- SWING TESTS: What can you do to prevent the worn-out look of cabinet doors that are loose or out of alignment over time? You purchase certified cabinets. The KCMA assesses the cabinet doors and hinges’ capacity to withstand 65 pounds of weight and 25,000 swing cycles over the course of two distinct tests. Cabinetry with a KCMA certification is still operating flawlessly and shows no evidence of wear or looseness.
- SPILL TESTS: The KCMA tests your cabinetry’s finish to ensure that it is made to withstand potentially abrasive substances because it is one of its most noticeable aspects. For varied amounts of time, KCMA subjects cabinets to stains from substances including vinegar, grape juice, coffee, wine, and even mustard. The outcome? Cabinets that have the KCMA certification label are free of stains that are difficult to remove with polish.
- HEAT TESTS: How do KCMA-certified cabinets perform after spending 24 hours sweating in a humid, 120° hotbox? Beautifully. Your certified cabinets prove their ability to withstand the inherent temperature dangers in your kitchen with no discoloration or blistering.
Only businesses who have sample cabinets that pass these inspections are permitted to use the KCMA seal on their products. If you are looking for high quality and durable products for your home, be sure to contact Green Line Supplies.