I am starting a set of Cabinets my client wants soft close hinges I normally use salice compact hinges 1/2 overlay not soft close which do you think would be the better soft close either Blum or Salice in the compact 1/2 overlay??
I may be a little bias on this topic since I have worked for Salice for 24 years. Here are a few of the important features of our soft close face frame hinge that make a technical innovation and a value product.
I believe you will be very happy with our soft close face frame hinges as well. If you would like a few samples to try, please send me your address.
Thank you for using our other products.
Available in overlays from ½ to1-3/8 overlays
Available with 2 or 3 automatic cam adjustments
Available with 1 screw option (With2 cams).
Available with 2 screw option (With 3 cams)
Available in nickel or Titanium plating (Similar to ORB finish)
Side-to-side adjustment (+3mm, -2mm)
Variable edge bore distance (TAB) from 3mm to 6mm
Eliminates butt door gapping issues.
Height adjustment 2mm
Easy to operate soft close adjustment switch
Increase or decrease the speed of closure.
Soft close always remains even when both hinges are turned off
Silentia mechanism eliminates door bounce
Consistent closing speed from one door to the next
Cup depth of 11mm (7/16) allows for use in heavily profiled doors.
Tight turning radius for ALL overlays permits smaller gaps between doors.
Suitable for doors up to 7/8 thick.
Impervious to temperature extremes.
Zero door protrusion.
We use all Blum but also use mostly the arm hinges unless we are doing a cheaper job which almost never happens in the market we work in but we always use soft close. There is a lot more adjustment in an arm hinge than the compact ones. If you are building residential work it is worth the small cost difference to use soft close on everything. People want it and it seems to becoming an industry standard unless the cabinets are very cheap. We like working with Blum but if you are used to compact salice I would use those.
I would like to know the same thing as I am in the midst of my storage cabinets project as well. Even though it is for my own home, I would like to make sure every single detail falls into place. It would be such a pity if there are changes that need to be done up once the whole setup has been put in place. Hope to get some advice from the seniors here as soft close is really popular nowadays.
I have only heard of the BLUM soft close hinges but I'm sure that there are a number of other options available out there at a cheaper price. Unless of course you customer wants branded hinges on all their storage cupboards. I'm actually pretty sure that you can get some pretty good quality ones if you use the Chinese Aliexpress or Alibaba channels to order them in bulk if you expect more of such orders.
I know it's late in this post, but for what it's worth, I really like the blum soft close arm hinges. They have a small on/off switch so you can have the soft close off, on, very slow closing or not so slow. Very nice.
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