How to choose good hinges?

“How to choose good hinge?” Considering the number of times you open the cabinet in your lifetime, it is easy to understand why choosing the right hinge is an important decision. Note: Although there will always be a place to place a metal hinge, this guide will focus on how to choose the hinge you like.

Look at the weight of the material


Almost all good cabinet hardware uses cold-rolled steel, which is formed by one-step stamping, with a thick feel and smooth surface.

All of our Vadania hinges are made of rust-proof stainless steel , which is very used in wet and dry environments and will never crack!  Hydraulic soft close feature designed for any cabinet doors close slowly without slamming shut. Moreover, due to the thick surface coating, it is not easy to rust, is strong and durable, and has strong load-bearing capacity.

Inferior hinges are generally made of thin iron sheet welding, which has almost no resilience. If it takes a long time, it will lose its elasticity and cause the cabinet door to close. Lax, even cracking.

Experience the feeling

Hinges with different advantages and disadvantages have different feel when used. A hinge with excellent quality has a softer force when opening the cabinet door. When it is closed to 15 degrees, it will rebound automatically, and the rebound force is very uniform.

Opening angle

When selecting the hinge, attention should be paid to the return performance of the hinge spring. The quality of the reed also determines the opening angle of the door panel. A good quality hinge can make the opening angle more than 90 degrees. The opening angle of the Vadania hinge is 100°.

Details

The details can be seen whether the product is good, so as to confirm whether the quality is outstanding.

High-quality hardware has a thick hand feel and a smooth surface, which even achieves a mute effect in design. Inferior hardware is generally made of cheap metal such as thin iron sheet, and the cabinet door is stretched jerky and even has a harsh sound.

Trick

The trick of how to choose good hinges is the hinge can be opened 95 degrees, and the two sides of the hinge can be pressed hard by hand to observe that the support spring is not deformed or broken. It is a very strong product with qualified quality.

Inferior hinges have a short service life and are easy to fall off. Such as cabinet doors, wall cabinets falling off, mostly due to the poor quality of the hinges.

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