The right furniture slide can make opening a drawer a pleasure. Unfortunately this isn’t always the case, so the wrong slide can add nerves and irritation to a person’s everyday life. Today’s article will cover the various functions and types of slides so that the likelihood of this happening is reduced to a minimum.
The parameters of a slide
To choose the right slide you need to consider its length. There are many slides on the market, usually ranging from 25-70cm, so there’s something for everyone. In addition to this, extremely important considerations will be:
-Maximum load capacity of the slide; Before choosing you need to decide exactly what will be in the drawer. In addition the type of room the drawer is located in will also matter. In a kitchen where there are many heavy items it may be better to choose a larger capacity slide, but in a bedroom a smaller capacity slide will be sufficient. This is important because if you overload a slide it can distort and eventually break.
– Over-extension; If you have deep, long drawers it may be worth considering this option. Lugging items in the back corners of drawers, which are very difficult to access, will no longer be a problem due to the full pull-out. A very convenient, much appreciated solution.
-Many furniture shops also offer silent closing or opening of drawers by pushing the front which may find the best application in bathrooms or kitchens.
For many people functionality and performance is not everything. The appearance also plays the first fiddle, allowing to maintain harmony and uniformity in the composition of a given room. For this reason, shops offer many slides that can be coloured to blend in with the surroundings. Black and silver exits, although classic, are not the only ones. And when it comes to stealth and minimalism, runners also come to the fore! You can find special bottom-mounted slides on the underside of drawers becoming invisible