Frequently Asked Questions
Ikea kitchens door styles range from foil-coated MDF to solid wood.
1. Are frameless cabinets less sturdy?
They are not. They are very strong and meet all the standards!
IKEA uses 3/4″ MDF secured with confirmat screws as well as cam dowels and locks in the construction of the cabinet box. The back panel is 1/4″ hardboard and is secured by brads.
2. MDF is inferior to plywood?
IKEA uses 3/4″ thick MDF coated and edge banded in melamine veneer, which complies with E-1 standards.It is recycled compressed fiber. It is very strong and sturdy as well as environmentally friendly! Some very expensive German kitchens like Poggenpohl and Bulthaup to name just couple, also use MDF.
3. Drawer boxes are plastic and metal?
IKEA’s Sektion Kitchen Cabinet Systems utilize Blum Tandem box drawers made specifically for IKEA. Once properly assembled, they are very strong, sturdy and easy to keep clean. Ikea also uses Blum hinges, known to be the best quality hinges and drawers in a world.
4. Are Ikea plastic legs strong enough? Absolutely.
Plastic legs are rated for 275 pound weight each. They are also superior to shims when it comes to perfectly leveling cabinets.
5. Are doors and drawer fronts durable?
Yes! IKEA offers a 25 year warranty on their Sektion Kitchen Cabinet Systems. Over the years and hundreds of Ikea kitchens installed I haven’t had any problems period. Many repeat customers and referrals.
6. All IKEA cabinets are contemporary or modern?
IKEA has 4 cabinet style groups: Young, Modern, Country, and Scandinavian – each representing a distinct aesthetic.
7. Sektion Cabinet Configurations are limited?
IKEA’s component system makes it possible to swap parts from one cabinet to another, creating your own custom cabinets from the standard parts. More can be achieved with a little modification.
As the added benefit, once you have Ikea cabinets, you can just replace the fronts if you want a different finish, so if anything you have even more options.
8. Are inexpensive cabinets poor quality?
IKEA employs cost-saving measures on a corporate level to reduce the overall cost of production, manufacture, transportation, storage and merchandising their products. They are world biggest furniture manufacturer and all Ikea kitchens are high quality kitchens made in Europe. Ikea kitchens received JD Powers Best in Customer Satisfaction Award in 2014. Combine that with 25 warranty that Ikea offers for their kitchen cabinets and it’s a no brainer.
Some of the above-mentioned are examples of what I came across by a competition trying to misinform you in order to sell you more expensive cabinets. I believe they do so as they don’t know how to overcome the fact that Ikea kitchens are quite genius and are of excellent, unbeatable value
9. Does Kitchen Craft LLC Ikea kitchen installation service offer removal of old cabinets and measure and design service?
Yes, we do. We service most of Florida for Ikea kitchen cabinet installation and limited area we can help with removal and or measure and design.
We can also make your Ikea kitchen design if you provide us with measurements.
10. What is the cost for Kitchen Craft LLC Ikea kitchen assembly and installation service?
Depending on a layout and work involved. If we design your ikea kitchen, we will provide exact installation quote. You can also simply email us your Ikea kitchen design / plan for our installation quote.
Our Ikea kitchen installation service area is about 200 mile radius. Contact us with any additional questions that you may have and we will get back to you shortly.