FRENQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Garage Cabinets

GARAGE CABINETS

  • Why choose K & L Custom Cabinets?

    The answer to that question falls into two categories: The quality in design and construction of the K & L cabinet. And the integrity of the company and its commitment to customer service.

    The K & L Cabinet: The 400lbs. aluminum extrusion at the top and bottom casing of our cabinet, the pull extrusion that runs the length of our doors and drawers and shelf extrusions to prevent sagging are all key to the lasting strength of the K & L Cabinet. All of our cabinets are made from a high-grade industrial pine-core board, this board uses a higher density of chip material and glue resins to achieve a stronger, more consistently solid board. All board material is finished on both sides in thermo-fused melamine, a superior hot bonding process. This material will not delaminate, peel, bubble or discolor, and cleaning is simple with a soft cloth and most any popular all-surface cleaner. We believe our proprietary aluminum extrusions and cabinet framing design provide a lasting strength that all wood cabinets and our competitors can't match. We stand behind that belief with a lifetime guarantee.

    K & L the company: K & L is a community of people who believe that success and profitability is the natural outgrowth of ethical business practices coupled with prompt courteous service. This simple philosophy has made us the leading manufacturer of garage organization systems in Sothern California. Perhaps the most meaningfully testament to our commitment to customer service is the fact that customers have returned again and again to K & L for all their custom cabinet needs. Please go to our Testimonial Page to see what our customer are saying!

  • Can I order custom size cabinets?

    Yes. We make all our cabinets per job... and with the exception of making a cabinet that is structurally unsound we will change the width height and depth to meet you needs. All cabinetry is priced to the nearest larger standard unit size, but can be custom sized from standard units at no extra charge. Although most customers buy cabinets that are 22 or 24 inches in depth, we can make cabinets up to 48 inched deep.

  • How does K&L compair on price?

    We sell a high-grade product at a fair price considering the materials, workmanship and attention to detail that goes into each system we install. The true value of the K & L cabinet can easly be seen when compaired against most other cabinets that are smaller and don't have metal edging. Aluminum extrusions on the K & L Cabinet represent 30% of its material cost. Other companys offer door are shelf extrusions, but only as expensive upgrades for a copairable product K & L won't be under sold on price. Our systems are sold by the cabinet box, or module. Each piece is priced separately, so you can design your own system and tailor it to fit both your needs and budget. Our systems are also easily expandable, so you can add onto your system as your budget allows. As every client's garage and requirements vary, we suggest you click on the link below to schedule a designer to meet you at your home to create a system just right for you.

  • Why are your cabinets mounted off the ground?

    There are many good reasons why most modern garage cabinets are wall hung:

    1. Concrete is porous and water will migrate through your slab attacking cabinet materials over time. Wall mounting cabinets prevents any chance of moisture seeping through your slab attacking cabinet materials and allows for easy cleaning of garage floor.

    2. Installing a "straight" wall of floor resting garage cabinets is almost impossible because garage floors are sloped so water will flow out. Shims or wobble proof adjustable feet are the only poor choice for cabinets resting on the garage floor.

    3. Wall hung cabinets help prevent pest infiltration. Traditional garage cabinetry is built on top of a pedestal, or a "toe kick" that becomes a perfect nesting place for pests and bugs seeking refuge in a cool, dark place. These pests eventually find their way into your home.

    4. Lastly and perhaps most important wall hung cabinets are much stronger and safer than floor resting cabinets. The interconnecting nature of your homes framing is incredible strong and will add to the strength on the cabinet when mounted properly. Using 4" long, hardened steel installation screws, we mount each cabinet directly to your studs. On cabinets over 24 inches in depth we also we also use telescoping metal leg on the front edge of cabinets that screws down tight to the garage floor to support the cantilever of deeper cabinets.

  • How long do they take to install?

    The fabrication and assembly of the K&L Cabinet takes place in the controlled confines of your manufacturing facility. Our installers arrive at your location with assembled cabinetry, ready to install. Using 4" long, hardened steel installation screws, we mount each cabinet directly to your studs, install shelving, hang doors, and clean everything when complete. As example, a 20 foot wall of cabinetry is usually installed by a three man crew in approximately 3 hours. While most installations are completed the same day, many take less than half a day, depending on size and complexity of the job.

  • After I get the cabinets, what is the guarantee?

    The K & L guarantee covers all the products that we sell. It includes the following - hinges, warped doors, shelf pins, and construction of cabinets and workmanship of the installation. This guarantee does not include negligence on the behalf of the customer or natural disasters such as earthquake, flooding, wind or fire, etc... K&L will replace any of the above listed components which prove to be a faulty during the period of time in which the original purchasing customer owns the home in which they were installed. This guarantee in non-transferable.

    Thank You,
    K & L
    Customer Service Dept.

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Garage Cabinets

GARAGE AND SHOP FLOORS

  • How long can I expect an epoxy floor to last?

    Generally 10-15 years with normal traffic. Solvent based epoxy systems are not sold through home hardware stores, which is the form of epoxy that is the most durable and offers the longest life. Only water based epoxy systems are sold through Home Depot and Lowe's, which will work for most residential applications, but do not offer the longevity of solvent based epoxy systems. We use epoxies with an industrial solvent base that offers the durability that industry and homeowners are comming to demand. If you are considering doing it yourself with a store bought kit be aware of the life expectancy of this product in comparison to professional grade coatings and installation thereof.

  • How long does a typical installation take?

    Most installations are completed within 2 to 3 days depending on the size.
    How long do I have to wait before I can walk or drive on the surface? You can normally walk on surface 24 hours after installation. Depending on the time of year and temperature, we'll ask you not to drive on surface for 3 to 5 days.

  • How is the garage floor prepped prior to putting down the epoxy?

    Preparing the concrete is the most important step in the installation process. First the entire floor is shot-blasted to create a rough and porous surface allowing the epoxy primer to penetrate deep into the concrete allowing both a mechanical and chemically bond to the concrete surface. Any cracks or holes in the concrete will be repaired using a high quality polymer-modified patching compound, then diamond grinded smooth along with any areas that are hard to reach with the shot-blasting machine. Acid washing used by some do-it-yourself kits and other installers is inadequate.

  • Will the finished epoxy surface be slippery?

    Epoxy flooring can be slippery especially when wet, a nonskid aluminum oxide grit can be added to create a higher grip factor in the floor. A higher grip floor, however, can hold dirt and is harder to clean. In most cases the vinyl flakes alone covered with our polyurethane top-coat creates happy medium texture that has some grip, but is still easy to clean.

  • How do I clean my new epoxy floor?

    For a light cleaning just use a broom, dust mop, or leaf blower. Simple ammonia water applied with a mop works great for a deeper cleaning. You’ll want to stay away from soaps because these leave a film, which can dull the shine and increase the slip factor on the floor when wet.

  • What do I need to do in preparation for your arrival?

    We need to have everything off the floor before we arrive so we can do the work. It is also helpful if you can locate your electrical panel and help us identify which outlets have at least a 20 amp circuit ( a standard 110V outlet ).

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