Frequently Asked Questions
Using our own proprietary system of powder coated aluminum profiles:
IMDcabinets is an innovative system based on extruded aluminum profiles which are powder coated. All aluminum components are clipped together. Our exclusive clip system combined with the powder coated finish allows IMDesign to avoid all glues or materials with any toxic content such as paint or varnishes. The clipped aluminum profiles also hide assembly components providing cleaner surfaces.
Extrusion is a process used to create objects of a fixed cross-sectional profile. Aluminum is pushed or pulled through a die of the desired cross-section. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KhOwJVvTZk
IMDesign has its very own proprietary dies to produce its profiles at different partner facilities in Europe and North America.
Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin". (source: Wikipedia). Powder coating therefore has no VOCs and is 100% non-toxic. Powder coating, as well as adding a protective layer that avoids natural occuring rust, allows for an unlimited variety of colours. Architects and design professionals love this feature!
No, they're at the same temperature as the inside of your house. They are durable and robust and the soft close on the drawers and doors make their day to day use smooth and comfortable.
No, the powder coated finish on the cabinets makes it difficult to scratch and the thickness of the aluminum makes them very durable.
Aluminum is a healthy and sustainable alternative to wood. It also has an excellent quality-cost ratio. Plus, they just look good!
You can choose any countertop you would like; natural stone, quartz, recycled glass to name some. Our cabinets are perfect for any of the coutnertops available on the market.
Yes, all the storage hardware, pull-outs, organizers, pulls and handles work on our cabinetry.