Due to the horizontal development of the industry, almost all sanitary ware brands have their own bathroom cabinet products, and most of the bathroom cabinets are advertised as "all solid wood", but the regular prices of the products range from 2,000 to 6,000. Since most brands have launched packages or discounts, after deducting packages or discounts, the difference in unit price of bathroom cabinets is even greater. Two white Thai oak lacquered bathroom cabinets with the same price tag of more than 4,000, one is the discounted single product price, and the other is the package price that includes toilet and water**.
The same advertised solid wood, why is the price disparity? Is there good quality if cheap? Is high quality high-quality? Is there any adulteration of solid wood? In this regard, Ms. Yang, the manager of a certain brand, told reporters that it is difficult to judge from the price alone if you only look at the surface. The product uses solid wood, particle board or other board materials. “We can’t deny that there are more than 1,000 bathroom cabinets in solid wood. We can’t cut open to see what kind of wood is used inside. Judging from the price, whether it is all solid wood, but we can say with certainty that the after-sales of low-priced products is definitely not guaranteed."
Xiao Wang, a shopping guide of another bathroom brand, has repeatedly emphasized that the cost of a 5,000 yuan bathroom cabinet and a 2,000 yuan bathroom cabinet is not much different. The price difference is not necessarily a matter of material, and the cost price of particleboard is not necessarily cheaper than solid wood. So consumers don’t need to care too much. When asked "Which material is better at the same price", Xiao Wang said, "This is difficult to say. There are only thicknesses of boards, and it is difficult to say which wood materials will be better. Generally, oak is used for bathroom cabinets. We The oak imported from Thailand is used."
In this regard, Song Guangsheng, director of the National Indoor Environmental Product Quality Supervision and Inspection Center, said in an interview that, generally speaking, the price of bathroom furniture varies greatly depending on the manufacturers and brands on the market. But if you look at the material alone, the cost of the sheet material is actually not that great. The same quality but different prices, the price difference is thousands, more because of environmental protection costs and brand value.
It is understood that the current bathroom cabinet materials on the market are mainly divided into solid wood, multi-layer panels, PVC panels and particleboard. In order to attract customers, many businesses will use novel material names to attract consumers' attention. An ordinary fiber particle board can be called nearly ten ways in a building material store.
During the interview, the reporter encountered various terms such as "technological board", "hybrid board", "fiber board" and "high waterproof board". Represents confused. Mr. Feng, who is shopping for bathroom products, said: “All kinds of materials make me feel dizzy. They all say they are solid wood, and they all look the same. I can’t saw open the cabinet to see what’s inside. So, True or false depends on luck."
In this regard, the reporter also consulted the shopping guide Xiao Wang. "There are still some tricks to distinguish solid wood board or particle board. The copper material on both sides of the particle board is covered with edge technology. The material inside can be seen in a small place. In addition, the sound of solid wood board is much crisper than particle board when knocking on the cabinet with your hand."
In addition, experts also gave some tips on solid wood verification online. **, depending on the wood grain of the door, the pattern on the front and back of the door corresponds better to a pure solid wood cabinet. Second, look at the edge sealing of the cabinet, it is difficult for the particleboard to complete the curved or curved shape. Third, touch the small holes, choose the water pipe hole or the screw hole, touch it with your hand, the particleboard surface is rough, and there are debris falling out.