All cabinets are made of 18 mm thick wood particle board panels in class E1 water repellent plated with white or anthracite grey melamine leaf. All panels are edged with 1 mm thick ABS edging. The movable internal shelves are equipped with locked shelf supports, in compliance with European standards, with a frontal steel reinforcement profile (with surcharge for Logica model).
MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) panel, thickness 6.5 mm covered with melamine leaf in white or anthracite grey finish.
Made of 8 mm thick transparent grey tempered glass supported by Zamak locked shelf supports with "technoplastic" backing.
Doors 22 mm thick:
Made of 22 mm thick class E1 wood particle board panels covered with smooth, wood-effect or cement-effect melamine, or laminated with 1.2 mm thick Unicolor edged laminate (Unicolor is a material coloured on the surface and throughout the thickness with predefined colours, resistant to abrasion, dry heat and boiling water); or clad with FENIX® laminate edged with Unicolor Fenix edge 1.2 mm thick (Unicolor is a material coloured on the surface and throughout the thickness with predefined colours, resistant to abrasion, dry heat and boiling water); or made of 22 mm thick particle board panels in class E1 veneered with wood species as per the Valdesign colour chart (for the characteristics of the veneers and varnishes see the relative item); or made of 22 mm thick MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) panels in class E1 lacquered in matt, gloss or metal effect (for the characteristics of the varnishes see the relative item) in the colours as per the Valdesign chart. or made of 22 mm thick MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) panels in class E1 coated with cement resin or cement (for characteristics see related item) in the colours as per Valdesign chart.
Lacquered oak: 0.6 mm thick European oak veneer on panel; the surface of the veneer is brushed to accentuate the natural grain of the wood, then a layer of acrylic primer is applied followed by matt coloured lacquering (for lacquer characteristics see related item) Fashion Wood and Antique Oak: 0.6 mm thick European oak veneer on panel. 0.6 mm thick, veneered on a panel; the surface of the veneer is brushed to accentuate the natural grain of the wood, then a water-based stain is applied, followed by a transparent water-based primer, which is then overlaid with a layer of 5 gloss solvent acrylic finish (for the characteristics of the varnishes, see the relative item). Elm: 0.6 mm thick elm veneer on a panel; the surface of the veneer is brushed to accentuate the natural grain of the wood and give the material hardness, then a water-based stain is applied, followed by a transparent water-based primer, which is then overlaid with a coat of 5 gloss solvent acrylic finish (for the characteristics of the varnishes, see the relative item). Thermocotto: 0.6 mm thick European oak veneer on a panel; the surface of the veneer is brushed to accentuate the natural grain of the wood, then a transparent solvent acrylic primer is applied, followed by a layer of 5 gloss transparent matt solvent acrylic finish (for the characteristics of the varnishes see the relative item).
For lacquering, only varnishes that comply with all safety requirements are used: in particular, they do not contain substances classified 1 and 2 by law 203/88 D.M. 1207/1990 on the emission of solvents such as trieline, isocyanates, acetaldehyde, formic acid, etc... For the dyeing of the wood, pigment mixtures and a transparent catalysed polyurethane matt varnish with an opacity of 5 to 10 gloss, resistant to yellowing, are used. The gloss polyurethane varnish applied with a thickness of 40/45 microns (520 to 600 g/m2) has a gloss level of 94/98 gloss. Matt polyurethane paint applied with a thickness of 40/45 microns (260 to 300 g/ m2) has a gloss level of 10/15 gloss. The gloss is a parameter for measuring the degree of opacity of a paint product, which varies from 0 (maximum opacity) to 100 (maximum gloss).
Made of steel and guaranteed for over 120,000 opening/closing cycles, cushioned, adjustable in 3 directions and equipped with a quick-release clip and have 95° or 155° openings.
Drawers / Baskets:
Steel slides with a tested load capacity of 40 or 70 kg per pair and movements guaranteed for 60,000 opening and closing cycles. Equipped with end-of-stroke locking and easily adjustable, they are supplied with full extension and closing recall in the last 4 cm. The same applies to the baskets. The drawers have bottom and back panels made of 16 mm thick class E1 particle board covered with melamine leaf with black or anthracite grey finish.
Made of moulded ABS with steel hook and steel cover. Equipped with two adjustments, they have a load capacity of 130 kg per pair (warning: always check the solidity of the wall to which the containers are to be fixed).
Suspended base/column brackets:
Made of steel with a plastic cover. Equipped with two adjustments, they have a load capacity of 200 kg per pair (warning: always check the solidity of the wall to which the containers are attached).
Made of steel with a cover cap on the back of the cabinet. They can be fitted against the top of the cabinet with considerable advantages in terms of load capacity (70 kg capacity according to DIN 68840). Equipped with a locking lever to facilitate assembly by the end user. Adjustment inside the wall unit using a single tool. As standard, they are also fitted in tall and base units with a depth of less than 45 cm to prevent them from tipping over.
Concealed attachments (open compartments):
Made of pressed sheet metal. The hanger can be adjusted in three directions with a 4 mm spanner, accessible from above. Load capacity 75 kg Catas 107378/1
Concealed brackets (moduli Pass):
Manufactured in steel. The attachment can be adjusted in two directions with a key (e.g. 4) accessible from the inside. Load capacity 60 Kg
The bases and columns are fitted with ABS plastic feet with height adjustment (+15/-5 mm).
The plinths can be in PVC-coated plastic material with a matt steel finish or, on request, in aluminium with a matt steel finish or lacquered as per the Valdesign colour chart. All plinths have a rubber gasket and a hook for fixing to the feet.
In ABS plastic material with grid for fridge ventilation and wooden plugs.
The sink base is equipped with a square aluminium bottom cover that protects the bottom from siphon condensation, water leaks and corrosion from detergents.
The handles are all metal (steel, zamak, aluminium) painted with a brushed nickel finish or lacquered from the Valdesign colour chart.
For the characteristics of the mechanisms for opening wall unit doors with vertical / vasistas / folding movement and the pull-out accessories on guides for base, wall and tall units, see the element's data sheet which is inserted by Valdesign, inside the relative body, during assembly.
All draining racks are made of stainless steel, mounted on an aluminium frame and equipped with a steel and plastic drip tray. Dish drainer wall units with hinged doors are equipped with 165° opening hinges.
Ennobled and laminated parts:
Clean with a soft cloth and liquid detergent, rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not use abrasive or aggressive products containing alcohol or solvents. It is recommended not to use products containing thinners or acetone as they may cause deformation or softening in the edges themselves.
Wooden or veneered parts:
Clean only with a soft cloth dampened with water and dry thoroughly. Do not rub vigorously as this may affect the gloss of the paint. Do not use products containing acetone, chlorine, thinners or abrasive detergents.
Clean only with a soft cloth dampened with water and dry thoroughly. Do not use products containing acetone, chlorine, thinners or abrasive detergents. It is possible that during the first cleaning, the cloth will remain slightly coloured. This is due to the presence of lacquer powders that come to the surface during the drying process: once removed, they will no longer appear.
Laminate (HPL) or FENIX® worktops:
Use a damp sponge or cloth. Use a normal, non-abrasive detergent for washable surfaces. It is recommended to dry thoroughly immediately after cleaning. Avoid direct contact with very hot pots and pans, which could cause heat stains or raising of the laminate.
K-Proof® stone worktops:
For daily cleaning it is recommended to use degreasers following the instructions on the packaging.
For routine cleaning we recommend timely cleaning and the use of neutral detergents and water. The tops can also be treated 1-2 times a year with specific waterproofing products. Acid products (e.g. alcohol or hydrochloric acid, vinegar and lemon juice), which would have a corrosive effect and make the marble surface rough and dull, thus losing its polish. -Detergents containing hydrofluoric acid (HF), phosphoric acid (H3PO4) and hydrochloric acid (HCL), which has the power to completely dissolve the quartz that makes up silicates. Ammonia, which is not acidic but basic, can be used. Granite, on the other hand, is resistant to weak acids such as alcohol, vinegar, citric acid and also to some strong acids used in domestic cleaning such as muriatic (sulphuric) acid. In any case, strong acids should only be used in extreme cases and all other less powerful cleaning agents should be tried first. Anti-limescale products should be avoided at all costs for natural stone. Natural stone is not sensitive to heat.
Corian® surfaces can be cleaned with detergents or abrasive creams such as "Cif" in a circular motion. Scratches: the surface can be scratched by blades or sharp objects: avoid cutting or chopping directly on the top. Heat: Heat can damage the surface: do not place hot pans directly on the top or on Corian® sinks. Always use a trivet. Do not pour boiling water in large quantities over the Corian® sink. However, signs of ageing can be erased by polishing: it can be restored to its original appearance even after many years.
Cementitious resin or cement countertops:
For everyday cleaning, we recommend using a non-abrasive microfibre cloth with a neutral detergent, e.g. multipurpose, ammonia-free. For an even less aggressive and ecological cleaning, distilled water and vinegar at about 20/30% can be used. For more stubborn dirt, degreasers can be used with a microfibre cloth. Under no circumstances should acids, alcohol, acetone, pure ethyl alcohol or nail polish remover be used.
For daily dry cleaning (environmental dusting) just use a wet cloth without additives. For daily wet cleaning, a neutral detergent in the manufacturer's recommended dosage and a cloth are sufficient. In the case of persistent stains that have adhered to the surface, it is recommended to consult the Cosentino® Customer Service Department. Always avoid the use of abrasive components that could damage the surface of the material.