FAQ for Local Cabinetmakers and Cabinet Companies

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified cabinet company?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose a cabinet professional with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the countryis most in-depth rating process. Only cabinet companies rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most companies canit pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with ongoing research and ratings. And your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. So youill feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified cabinet company.

Q: Can cabinet companies match my existing cabinets and furniture?
A: Yes, there is a good chance that your existing custom or modular cabinet style and color can be matched. Cabinet professionals have access to a wide variety of door and drawer front styles. Also species of wood, stain, and paint colors are no problem at all. The existing cabinetry is measured so that all aspects of your current cabinets can be matched.

Q: Are green cabinets an affordable option?

A: Green cabinets are becoming more affordable. These cabinets offer completely formaldehyde free solvent or water based paints, finishes, and stains. It is definitely worth checking prices in your area if you are interested in going green.

Q. Can cabinets I find in a magazine be duplicated?
A. Cabinet workers welcome any pictures you may have that will help convey your thoughts about your cabinets. Custom cabinet makers have the flexibility and expertise to design and build most any traditional style wood cabinet.

Q: What’s the difference between custom cabinets and store-bought cabinets?
A: Custom cabinets are unique and made specifically your home. With home center stores, you will be limited by a manufacturer’s catalog; however, the prices for store-bought cabinets will typically be less expensive than for custom cabinets.

Q: How long will I be without my kitchen when installing cabinets?
A: This will depend on the size of the project. Installing the cabinets will usually take one to two days to complete. After that is completed, the countertop and flooring can get started. These two items usually take about two to three weeks to complete. Lastly, appliances and plumbing are installed. If everything goes as planned, kitchen cabinets will take approximately four weeks to complete.

Q: When do I need to start picking out my cabinets?
A. It is never too early to start, but if you wait too long, you may delay installation. Generally, If building a new house, you should have most of your design decisions made by the time the house has the roof work is complete. When the dry wall is installed, all measurements will be confirmed, and they can begin construction on your cabinets.

Q: Is there a difference between kitchen cabinets and bathroom cabinets?
A: The main difference is size. Kitchen cabinets characteristically have a 24i depth and bathroom cabinets are usually 21i deep. Bathroom cabinets are also usually 6i shorter than kitchen cabinets; however, bathroom cabinets are now available the same height as kitchen cabinets. Taller bathroom cabinets are now preferred so as not to have to bend so far.

Q: What can I use to clean my new cabinets?
A: Your cabinets need to be treated, cleaned and maintained wisely with quality materials.

  • Donit let water, chemicals (detergents, ammonia, etc.) and hot or acidic food spills to set on your cabinets. Remember to immediately wipe up spills as quickly as possible or it
  • Use a soft cloth. Do not use any coarse or abrasive materials as they may dull the finish or they could even leave scratches that canit be removed. You should definitely avoid scouring pads and brushes.
  • Use soapy water or mild all-purpose cleaner without ammonia, or oil soap cleaners made for wood components. Donit use products that contain ammonia, strong solvent cleaners, paint thinner or any other harsh cleaning chemicals to clean your new cabinets.
  • Use high quality polish that is especially formulated for fine furniture and cabinetry. Donit use wax or any polish that has silicone. Wax can build up on the surface and causes yellowing; silicones smudge and highlight fingerprints, and this can only be removed with extreme measures.