USA: Kitchen Cabinets: Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers
ABOUT KITCHEN CABINETS
Kitchen cabinets may be made of composite with veneered or laminate finish, or may be made of solid timber. The latter are much more durable. A middle way is to have the main structure of the kitchen cabinet made of composite, with the doors of the kitchen cabinet being made of solid timber. Kitchen cabinets are available in a wide range of styles, traditional and contemporary, with numerous different door designs and patterns. Timbers frequently used for kitchen cabinet doors include Pine, Cherry, Oak, Birch, Maple, and Hickory. Each has its own coloring and grain.
LEADING KITCHEN CABINET MANUFACTURERS
The leading kitchen cabinet manufacturers selected by Abacus Construction Index, which are listed below, have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects of kitchen cabinets, including online catalogs of kitchen cabinets, colours and materials for kitchen cabinets, and care and maintenance of kitchen cabinets.
Armstrong Kitchen Cabinets. Armstrong Cabinets, part of the Armstrong World Industries group, is a leading manufacturer of kitchen cabinets and bathroom cabinets. The Armstrong World Industries group is leading international manufacturer of floors, ceilings, and cabinets. It has sales of over $3bn per annum, operates factories in nine countries, and has more than 11,000 employees worldwide.
The Armstrong Cabinets website contains a Room Design Center, Plan your Project section, and sections on kitchen cabinet care and customer support. There is information on the full Armstrong Cabinets range, which you can browsed by style, wood or finish. There is also a photo gallery, and a kitchen design section. Armstrong is the largest direct distributor of kitchen cabinets in the USA. It supplies kitchen cabinets only to the residential market, with about seventy percent of its output going to new construction, and the balance to home improvement projects.
KraftMaid Kitchen Cabinets. KraftMaid is the largest maker of residential cabinet work in the world. It makes kitchen cabinets in natural wood (Pine, Birch, Cherry, Oak, Hickory and Maple) and in laminated surfaces. Doors may be in square, arched or slab design. Each has many variations; for example, there are twenty five different versions of the arch door. The KraftMaid website illustrates the effect of various finishes and glazes on each of the woods. The KraftMaid website features five broad design themes for kitchen cabinets: Classically Traditional Kitchen Cabinets, Contemporary & Dynamic Kitchen Cabinets, Light & Timeless Kitchen Cabinets, Natural & Warm Kitchen Cabinets, and Luxe Transitional Kitchen Cabinets.
In 2009 KraftMaid was ranked highest in the J D Power Associates Cabinet Satisfaction Survey. The Survey assessed quality in terms of ordering and delivery, price, operational performance, design features, and warranty.
RTA Cabinet Store. RTA Cabinet Store, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a supplier of kitchen cabinets and bathroom goods, including self-assembly kitchen cabinets and bathroom cabinets. The products are manufactured for RTA Cabinet Store in China. For extra strength, the sides, back, top and bottom of the cabinet boxes are made from plywood instead of particle board or fiberboard. Doors and end panels are available in a wide range of finishes, including: Oak, Ginger Maple, Honey Maple, Chestnut Glazed Maple, and Sunset Maple.
The RTA Cabinet Store website contains a set of articles about kitchen cabinets, including: Choosing the Right Materials for your Kitchen Cabinets, Deciding if Custom Cabinets are Right for You, Will You See a Return on Your Investment in Kitchen Cabinets?, and Steps for Staring Your Kitchen Renovation.
US Home Products: Kitchen Cabinets. US Home Products, founded in 2005 by Matt Keown and based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading online supplier of discount kitchen cabinets. It carries the complete line of Marsh and Highpoint cabinets, and has recently added Mid Continent Cabinetry to its range. The product range of kitchen cabinets includes ready to assemble kitchen cabinets and unfinished kitchen cabinets suitable for the purchaser to stain or paint.
The US Home Products website contains an article on design tips for planning your kitchen cabinets and appliances. This covers width of walkways, clearance for cabinet door swings, positioning of cooking surfaces in relation to windows, and advice on measuring for shutters. In addition to kitchen cabinets, US Home Products supplies Bathroom Cabinets, Cabinet Hardware, and Plantation Shutters.
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