On some of our furniture we utilise soft close drawer runners. They add another level of sophistication and luxury to a product. Here is a quick blog information section to explain these in more detail.
Soft-close drawer runners have become increasingly popular in recent years as they provide a number of benefits compared to traditional drawer runners. These innovative mechanisms have revolutionized the way drawers are used, providing a quieter and more controlled closing motion, as well as increasing the longevity of the drawer.
What are soft-close drawer runners?
Soft-close drawer runners are a type of drawer runner that uses a mechanism to ensure that the drawer closes slowly and quietly. These mechanisms are usually made up of hydraulic dampers or springs that absorb the energy of the drawer and slow it down as it closes, creating a smooth and gentle motion. As the name suggests, these mechanisms provide a softer and more controlled closing action compared to traditional drawer runners.
Why choose soft-close drawer runners?
Quieter Closing Action: Soft-close drawer runners are designed to reduce the noise that is generated when a drawer is closed. The dampers or springs used in the mechanism absorb the energy of the drawer and slow it down, resulting in a much quieter closing motion. This can be particularly beneficial in areas where noise is an issue, such as in a bedroom or office.
Reduced Wear and Tear: Soft-close drawer runners can help to reduce the wear and tear on the drawer and the surrounding furniture. Traditional drawer runners can cause the drawer to slam shut, which can lead to damage over time. With soft-close drawer runners, the motion is much gentler, reducing the likelihood of damage to the drawer and the surrounding furniture.
Safety: Soft-close drawer runners can also help to improve safety in the home. Traditional drawer runners can be hazardous, particularly for children who may accidentally slam the drawer shut on their fingers. With soft-close drawer runners, the motion is slower and more controlled, reducing the risk of injury.
Improved Functionality: Soft-close drawer runners also improve the functionality of the drawer. The gentle closing motion ensures that items inside the drawer are not jolted or displaced when the drawer is closed, keeping the contents secure and organized.
How to choose soft-close drawer runners?
When choosing soft-close drawer runners, it is important to consider a few key factors:
Weight Capacity: It is important to choose soft-close drawer runners that can handle the weight of the drawer and its contents. This information should be provided by the manufacturer and should be taken into account when selecting the appropriate runners for your needs. Please note that all of our soft close runners are made to take the same weight as a traditional double metal runner.
Quality: Like any other product, the quality of soft-close drawer runners can vary. It is important to choose runners from a reputable manufacturer to ensure that they are built to last and provide the expected level of performance. We only utilise the best and highest quality soft close runners.
Installation: Soft-close drawer runners can be more complicated to install compared to traditional runners. It is important to ensure that you have the appropriate tools and expertise to install them properly.
To sum up:
Soft-close drawer runners are a great addition to any home or office. They provide a number of benefits compared to traditional drawer runners, including reduced noise, improved safety, and increased functionality. When choosing soft-close drawer runners, it is important to consider the weight capacity, quality, and installation requirements to ensure that they are the right choice for your needs.