Do you manufacture your products?
Yes, we are a direct manufacturer and have full control of the quality of our product from start to finish. Unlike many others in our industry, we do not source pre-fabricated parts from large producers thousands of miles away. By controlling our manufacturing we also have great flexibility in design and can react quickly should any adjustments be needed.
Do you use particleboard?
The material substrate we use (particleboard, MDF or plywood) is determined by the type of laminate or veneer that is being adhered to it.
- Melamine, the primary laminate used for closets and furniture, requires a very smooth and stable surface which makes particleboard the best substrate for this material. Particleboard is available in various grades based on density. We use only the highest quality industrial grade particleboard compared to the standard commercial grade used by most others.
- Wood veneers can be adhered to either a plywood or MDF (medium density fiberboard) substrate. We use a top quality calibrated core plywood substrate for our standard wood veneers. Our entirely “green” Shinnoki line of wood veneers is adhered to MDF that is made from pre-consumer recycled fibers and is fully sustainable.
Do you have real wood options?
Yes, we offer over 20 beautiful real wood finishes as well as providing our customers with the opportunity for a custom stain or paint finish.
What is wood veneer? When is veneer used vs. solid wood?
Veneer refers to thin slices of wood that are glued to a substrate core to produce flat panels with a consistent grain pattern. Planks of solid wood wide enough for cabinet cases are not available in most hardwood species and also tend to warp and curl over time. Veneers are used for flat panel surfaces such as cabinet cases and closets. Solid woods are used for decorative fronts such as raised panel and shaker styles as well as moldings.
Do your products fade or darken over time?
Some materials will change color with aging while others will remain consistent.
- Laminates such as melamine will never change in color even when exposed to sunlight. However, most companies use PVC edge banding tape with melamine products due to its accessibility in small quantities and low up front cost. PVC is not environmentally friendly and will also fade significantly over time. Valet uses melamine and polyester edge banding that will never fade and always match the original product.
- Real woods will age over time and typically become darker. Wood is a natural product and the species and finish could affect the degree of aging.
What sizes and types of wall beds do you sell?
We offer both vertical and horizontal tilt wall beds in Queen, Double and Twin sizes. Kings are also available with some limitations. Our exclusive wall bed table is available on our vertical tilt beds. We also offer the remote control Zoom-Room bed in a Queen size. Click here for size and fact sheet.
Are you closet systems wall hung or floor mounted?
Both our Classic and Basics closet lines are floor mounted. This is the strongest possible system and also gives a more finished look that has greater downstream adjustability.