According to experts from Yitong International Home Furnishings, taking the furniture industry as an example, the quality and class of furniture are mainly reflected in the selection of hardware fittings. The inconvenience of using furniture is largely caused by improper or lack of hardware fitting. There is a saying in the industry: "As long as there are corresponding hardware fittings, complex and multifunctional furniture can be made."
The hardware fitting accounts for 5% of the value of furniture, but the operating comfort accounts for 85%. It shows the importance of hardware fitting in the furniture. Hardware furniture can be divided into the ordinary type and the special type. The former includes hinges and slide rails while the latter includes bathroom hardware and kitchen hangs. Among them, hinges, slides, and locks are the most frequently used in life, so they are more important. In recent years, due to the continuous increase of consumer demand, there are greater demands and higher requirements for hardware fitting.
The role of hardware furniture is no longer only the connection of decoration and movable parts, it has stronger function and more applicable fields. It plays a positive role in improving production efficiency, reducing costs, improving product quality, enhancing the competitiveness of domestic and foreign markets, and creating benefits for furniture manufacturers. With the development and progress of industrial technology, furniture production has evolved from the previous hand-crafted workshop to the current mechanized mass production. The hardware fitting has higher requirements for universality, interchangeability, functionality, and decoration. Also, the diversification of the base material, the reform of the structure, and the use function are increasing.
Furniture fitting emphasizes properties such as mechanical properties, rust resistance, moisture resistance, and fatigue performance of moving parts. With the increasing individualization and integrity of home decoration, in addition to satisfying functions mentioned, hardware furniture also has to be eye-catching and integrated with the overall home decoration style. Taking the most common handles as an example, besides stainless steel handles, there are also black, bronze, polished chrome, pearl nickel with transparent paint on the market. Hardware wholesale manufacturers offer different styles of fittings such as European style, Chinese style, conventional style, special-shaped style, which can meet the diversified needs of consumers.
Nowadays, household life is becoming increasingly important to individuals, and the requirements for household comfort are getting higher and higher. The lazy lifestyle that people currently pursue requires more humanized and intelligent hardware fitting.