Merillat Introduces the Revolutionary CoreGuard(TM) Sink Base

- 35 percent of homeowners have experienced under-sink damage. Now, there's a solution -

Oct 28, 2010, 15:54 ET from Merillat

ADRIAN, Mich., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Merillat brings kitchen innovation to life with the introduction of the new CoreGuard™ Sink Base.  Now available, the CoreGuard™ Sink Base is a smart solution that will help keep cabinetry dry and clean for years to come. It's just one example of the many smart solutions Merillat has developed for today's kitchens.

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"A lot can happen under your sink.  Leaks and spills can lead to stains and permanent damage," said Susan Dountas, Merillat's Director of Brand Marketing.  "But with the CoreGuard™ Sink Base, the homeowner has help protecting their cabinetry investment."

What is the CoreGuard™ Sink Base?

The CoreGuard™ Sink Base completely rethinks the construction methodology of traditional sink base cabinets by specifically addressing issues such as minor spills and plumbing leaks.  With the exception of the cabinet's face, frame and door assembly, all the wood and wood-based materials typically used in construction have been replaced with an engineered polymer material.

The engineered polymer material used in the cabinet will help avoid damage from liquids and does not absorb, making it easier to clean and maintain.  In addition, the floor has a slight forward tilt so minor spills or leaks migrate to the front of the cabinet, making it easier and quicker to detect problems.  And the floor's rib design helps keep bottles and boxes slightly elevated to minimize damage, without blocking spills and leaks from moving to the front of the cabinet.

What are the benefits of the CoreGuard™ Sink Base?

The area under the sink is often susceptible to small leaks, and these leaks can go undetected for a long period of time resulting in permanent damage to the cabinet.  In addition, since the sink base is a common area to store household cleaners and other items, spills are also very common.  And while these problems will persist, with a CoreGuard™ Sink Base homeowners have peace of mind knowing:

  • Minor leaks and spill can be detected for quick clean up.
  • The cabinet's engineered polymer material helps make clean up from minor leaks and spills easier.
  • The raised rib design directs liquid flow to the front and also makes for easier clean up.
  • The cabinet is long lasting and will require minimal maintenance.
  • This innovation meets or exceeds all Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) standards.

"The CoreGuard™ Sink Base is another example of Merillat's ongoing commitment to give consumers a product that is functionally innovative and will protect their kitchen investment," continued Dountas.  "I believe this revolutionary addition to the kitchen is something homeowners will demand to have. It's a new idea for under-sink thinking."

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About Merillat. Based in Adrian, Michigan, and part of Masco Cabinetry, the Merillat® brand has been providing quality cabinetry since 1946. With manufacturing plants located throughout the United States, Merillat has grown to become one of the nation's largest cabinet manufacturers and the number one builder preferred cabinetry brand. Merillat offers the best selection of stylish, quality products at a variety of price levels, and all Merillat products carry the seal of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer Association (KCMA). Merillat is leading the industry in consumer research to better understand what new home shoppers are looking for when purchasing a home. Merillat is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of the National Association of Home Builders, Professional Women in Building, a member of the NAHB National Council of the Housing Industry, Color Marketing Institute and the National Kitchen and Bath Association. A leader in environmental stewardship, Masco Cabinetry has been certified ISO 14001 and granted an Environmental Stewardship Program certificate by the KCMA.

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