Consumers depend on architects, designers, remodelers, distributors and other industry experts to recommend kitchen and bath cabinets that meet all of their requirements. While customers focus on style and color, industry professionals know that construction methods ultimately determine performance and durability.
But this doesn't mean that consumers will blindly trust the recommendation of an industry professional. According to a recent research study by Hanley-Wood, consumers prefer kitchen cabinets that have been tested by a 3rd party, and they prefer cabinets that have been manufactured by companies dedicated to sustainability and environmentally responsible practices. But they don't take anything at face value - consumers are looking for independent verification of their kitchen and bath cabinets. That's where the KCMA A161.1 Quality Certification Seal and Environmental Stewardship Program Seal come in.
With a vast number of options available to consumers, the KCMA A161.1 certification program makes it easy for industry professionals to recommend kitchen cabinets that have been tested for performance and durability through well established and independently verified industry standards.
And, for the increasing number of consumers seeking products manufactured through sustainable practices, the KCMA Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) is the only industry certification to identify cabinets made from eco-friendly processes by companies with a commitment to communities and the environment.
Certified cabinets back up and differentiate your professional design recommendations. KCMA provides the tools to easily explain the benefits and value of certification to your customers.
Take our online course to earn continuing education credits and learn more about these programs.