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Blum™ Soft-Close Hinges & Drawer Glides

March 18, 20165 comments

Why Blum™ Hardware is Standard at CliqStudios

Hinges and drawer glides in a high-quality kitchen cabinet will provide smooth, easy motion as well as soft closes over a lifetime of use. Blum, Inc., founded in Austria in 1952, is the global leader in the cabinet hardware industry. We know Blum hardware will live up to our CliqStudios Lifetime Warranty and construction standards. That is why, at CliqStudios, Blum BLUMOTION soft-close hinges and Blum TANDEM plus BLUMOTION soft-close drawer glides are standard, not an upgrade.

About Blum, Inc.

Blum, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of concealed hinges and drawer runner systems. Blum supplies North American cabinet manufacturers from its manufacturing and distribution complex in Stanley, North Carolina. Wholly owned by the Blum family, the company was formed in 1952 by Julius Blum and headquartered in Hoechst, Austria. All Blum hardware is also guaranteed for the life of the cabinet.

Descriptions of Blum Hinges and Glides Used on CliqStudios Cabinets:



Used on CliqStudios full-overlay door styles, the COMPACT BLUMOTION is a compact, sturdy, six-way adjustable hinge. Composed of 32 individual parts, imported from Austria, the hinges are assembled in the United States. Concealed when the cabinet is closed, with an elegant, sleek profile when the cabinet is open, it is tested to withstand 200,000 open-close cycles without damage.

The no-slam feature, built into the hinge cup, guarantees a gentle close regardless of weight or closing speed. On a light or small door, you can simply deactivate soft-close on one or both hinges for the desired movement.

cabinet hinge on cherry door

The COMPACT MOTION hinge’s slim profile belies its strength.


Used on concealed-hinge inset door styles, the BLUMOTION CLIPTOP press-in hinge provides a soft and effortless close. A single hinge is constructed from 58 individual components manufactured in Austria and assembled in the U.S. Then, Blum tests the hinge to withstand 200,000 open-close cycles.

The BLUMOTION feature, built into the hinge cup, can easily be turned off to provide a faster but still silent close. Luckily, a Phillips screwdriver easily fixes any door misalignment.

  • Nickel-plated steel construction
  • 110° opening angle
  • 6-way adjustable
  • No-slam, soft-close feature built into hinge cup
  • Not available with Pull-out Trash can and Pull-out Spice Rack cabinets
  • Lifetime manufacturer guarantee
  • Instructions on adjusting hinges target=”blank” and deactivating soft-close

BlumTM TANDEM plus BLUMOTION Soft-Close, Full-Access, Concealed Under-mount Drawer Slides (Glides)

Yes, it takes that many words to describe the drawer glides on our cabinets. A complex mechanism, made up of 170 parts, all manufactured in the U.S. and assembled in Blum’s North Carolina factory. Furthermore, Blum tests the glides to function smoothly after 100,000 open-close cycles.

Hidden from sight but always on the job, a pair of TANDEM plus BLUMOTION glides supports 90 pounds of weight. They also offer full access to drawer contents, four-dimensional adjustment, excellent stability and minimal sag. Fully loaded and under any closing force, the glides maintain a smooth running action in addition to a no-slam soft close.

  • Zinc-coated steel construction
  • Fully concealed under-mount installation
  • Full access runners
  • Four-way adjustable
  • Integrated BLUMOTION soft close
  • 90-pound capacity
  • Not available for some Concealed Hinge (CH) Inset cabinets. Please check with designer.
  • Exceeds ANSI/BHMA A156.9 2010 grade 1 specifications
  • Instructions on adjusting drawer slides/glides
blum blumotion drawer glide full extension soft close

In an Open Kitchen, Silence is Golden

Will your new kitchen be open to the living and dining areas? If so, you will hear doors and drawers opening and closing thousands of times over the years. Have you ever heard the slam of a cabinet door, followed by the rattle of china bouncing on a shelf? Woken to the sound of a vanity drawer shutting in the master bath? Or had your fingers trapped between a drawer and the countertop?

With CliqStudios cabinets, you will never have those experiences. Before you buy cabinets, learn about soft-close and other construction features. To help, we prepared a Cabinet Buyers Guide that explains how to evaluate quality across brands.

*Exceptions: specialty cabinets

Blum hinges are not available for our revealed-hinge-barrel inset Austin styles. Blum glides are also, not available for the wall drawer cabinet or spice drawer cabinet. Your kitchen designer will be happy to answer any questions.

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Showing 5 comments

  1. Elden Evans Reply

    Connect me with the “construction of a cabinet” page

  2. Bobbie Denney Reply

    If I order a cabinet style with concealed hinges does that reduce the usable space within the cabinet or the amount of access to the interior of the cabinet ? I have never had this style of cabinet before but I really like the look.

  3. Connie Correa Reply

    Molly Christina Barr is the most talented and the most PATIENT designer in the planet! I WILL be RECOMMENDING her to all my co-workers and anyone that is planning to remodel their kitchen and/or bath in the future. CliqStudios has a GEM for a designer. Now I'm just waiting patiently for my cabinets to arrive in the end of April or the first week of May. I do not mind the wait time at all especially after all the patience that Molly has had with me and my BF for nearly 4 solid months of design changes and different finals that we put her thru. Thank You CliqStudios for having Molly C Barr in your design team! 🙂

    • jschmelzer Reply

      Hi Connie. Thanks for writing. We, too, are big fans of Molly Christina Barr. She's fantastic and we are glad you've had a great experience. Please remember to send us before and after pictures of your kitchen.

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