Merillat Cabinets Reviews

Merillat
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2 of 5 stars 59 reviews with an average rating of 2
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Date created: Name:
Location: New Bedford , Ma
Model/Style: Masterpiece White

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Buyer Be Ware!"
I purchased Merillat Mastetpiece Cabinets in a shaker style, white. The kitchen is three different shades of white. Bright white, creamy white and a greyish greenish white. I'm so disgusted and disappointed. I had the regional sales person come out to my home and he gave me a song and dance about the lighting in my kitchen. Useless. Bad quality and bad customer service. If I can save someone from the heartache I feel over this I will feel better.


Date created: Name:
Location: Drummond, WI
Model/Style: Cabinets

Satisfaction Rating:

5 of 5 stars Very Satisfied - 5 out of 5

Review:
"29 Years of Great Cabinets"
Our hunting lodge burned down opening morning of deer season in 1990. The architect out of Chicago on the rebuild wanted custom made cabinets but I showed my father-in-law what was available through a local building supply company and he selected white faced red oak trimmed Merrilat cabinets. On numerous occasions he mentioned that was the best decision in all of the many decisions that had to be made in the year long consturction period. They are still great looking cabinets that have held up to heavy use through the years.


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Location: Franklin, NJ
Model/Style: Masterpiece

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Worst Experience Ever!"
130 days with no kitchen! Items sent damaged- the cardboard boxes were in better condition then the items inside! White cabinets with black markings all over them and wrong items sent. Damaged items reordered 4 times and still coming in damaged. Overpriced garbage. Reps from company are rude and get defensive when you question quality control procedures. Save yourself headaches and money. Stay away from Merillat!



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Location: Shepherdstown, WV
Model/Style: Cabinets

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Merillat doesn’t care if your cabinets match"
I ordered Merillat cabinets for my kitchen and 2 bathrooms. They were installed in my new house and when I first saw them, I asked the builder why are the lowere cabinets the correct color and the doors and drawer fronts pink? Thus started my quest to get it corrected. Company sent a person out to look. She decided there was no difference, so too bad. Merillat is only interested in happy customers until cabinets are delivered. Then they don't care. They did offer to sell me new doors and fronts so "maybe the next set will match"...what a deal...buy more from them to fix their problem. Never buy Merillat cabinets! Never.


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Location: Phila, PA
Model/Style: Masterpiece

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Stay away from Merillat and Masco"
Within the first year, my painted cabinets were cracking and peeling on several doors and drawers. They replaced the problem doors and drawers but said they weren’t fixing anymore if more problems arose. Same doors and drawers that were already replaced started peeling again after 3 years. To get out of their warranty they will blame you by calling it neglect and water damage. It was a bad paint job from the beginning. Ended up taking them to court and won. Didn't get the full judgement enough though to fix the problem. Nothing but a big headache


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Location: Livingston County, MI
Model/Style: Cabinets

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Poor Quality, Poor Customer Care"
I ordered Merillat cabinets for my kitchen remodel on February 23, 2018. They didn't arrive until the first week of April. Out of the shipping carton, one wall cabinet had a nail popping through the side with doors so mismatched that a child would have noticed it. Another had a gouge out of the side and another had veneer damage on the top and bottom. The face of one of the drawers had several scratches in the veneer and the face of the sink front had something protruding from it. Also, a 3" spacer was manufactured backwards from what was ordered. Replacements for all of these were ordered on April 13, 2018. They arrived on May 1, 2018. We unpacked the first four of the five boxes... a "new" cabinet door was busted in two places, the veneer on another was damaged on the top and bottom, the 3" spacer piece was hanging off it is structure and the drawer face they sent to replace the one with scratches is not from the same wood or finish. We didn't bother to open the fifth box. I just spoke with the Merillat representative, which was a big waste of time. First, he blamed the problems on the shippers just not caring about the product, then he tried to tell me these were just cosmetic problems. Then, he had the audacity to tell me that this wasn't really delaying my kitchen. He refused to pass me to a supervisor after admitting to me that he had no authority. And, there is so much more that was wrong with this conversation. Suffice to say, I am not paying for these cabinets and looking for another manufacturer. Merillat used to be a highly regarded, high quality family owned company in Adrian, Michigan but since selling out to MASCO, they just don't seem to care. I had Merillat cabinets for 20 years and I loved them. But no more Merillat for me.


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Location: New Jersey
Model/Style: Cabinets

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Not environmentally friendly"
For those conscience consumers who care about the environment, Merillat is not your brand. If any damage happens to any part of the wood (no matter how small) Merillat will not sell replacement parts. Instead they tell you to dispose of the drawer, cabinet, etc and to purchase a new one. I had the side of a wood drawer frame separate from the from the front side of the frame. I was told to purchase an entirely new drawer. Even though they have a warehouse of these parts, they don't sell them. When I pointed out that was not a sustainable business model for the environment, throwing away an entirely good drawer with all good parts but one, I was told to make it into mulch....you can't mulch treated and painted wood. In any event, this company has alot of waste and little concern about environmental sustainability. The phone call with the representative was disheartening. I was told, "well if you care about the environment why did you buy wood, why didn't you buy plastic?" Ack! Like plastic is a good choice! And even if I did, they'd be telling me to throw out the plastic drawer and buy a new one! This company doesn't have a clue or a care about the globe. So the cabinets may look nice but they are part of the problem and not solution. With so may businesses that care about the planet and eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable approach to their business models to choose from, I'd suggest searching elsewhere than Merillat who is only concerned about sustaining their profits.


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Location: Peoria, Illinois
Model/Style: Natural cherry

Satisfaction Rating:

2 of 5 stars Somewhat Unsatisfied - 2 out of 5

Review:
"Finish has not worn well"
Natural cherry have beautiful finish showing multiple grains/heartwood. Unfortunately, the finish has not worn well and is peeling in several places. We have used mild cleaners and it has not helped. Why a company does not put a finish to last is beyond my comprehension. Take the xtra step to insure longevity.


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Location: East Haven, CT
Model/Style: Cabinets

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Terrible Delivery and Service"
I suggest you avoid this company at all costs if you are in the market for new kitchen cabinets. We paid over $17K for cabinets - most of which were delivered on Dec 12. 6 boxes consisting of 2 cabinets plus multiple trim pieces were lost in transit. Our kitchen retailer could not get a a straight answer out of Merillat for weeks. I tried calling customer service. After numerous attempts and over 15 minutes on hold, I spoke to a woman who told me I had the wrong Merillat customer service group - but she would insure that someone called me back. Never happened. Before the holidays we were told by our retailer that Merillat could not locate the boxes and new cabinets were being made and would be delivered the first week of January. Today he found out it will now be the 12th of January. This company is terrible to deal with and provides little truthful information to its customers. We are tired of their incompetence! We are now without a kitchen for an entire additional month.


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Location: Union Dale, PA
Model/Style: Kitchen cabinets

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Inherited them when we bought the house"
They look great from the front, doors are solid wood. Finish isn't great, greasy corner handprints and when I try to clean it the finish wears through. House was only 10 years old when we moved in, most of the plastic brackets for sliding shelves were broken and had to be removed because the particle board wouldn't support new screws. Bottoms bowed in two cabinets cheesy paper laminate coming off sides of upper cabinets, and drawers had to be fixed multiple times. Really happy to replace them. Would never recommend this brand


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Location: La Crosse, WI
Model/Style: Kitchen cabinets

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Poor quality with very expensive parts"
I bought a house with Merillat cabinets installed a couple years ago. The drawer sockets are a poor design and are failing at the rate of a set every month or so. While other manufacturers sell their sockets for about $5 a set Merillat forces you to go through their dealers and buy a $30 set of replacement tracks to fix the situation. Poor engineering, lousy support, and greedy "dealers" leave me unable to recommend Merillat cabinetry.


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Location: Chicago, IL
Model/Style: White Bay

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Pure Junk"
If my cabinets are any indication of Merrilat's quality... Do not buy anything from them. Falling apart, cheap junk with NO support from the company.


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Location: Southport, NC
Model/Style: Cabinets

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Laminate has come off of 2 doors"
Our white laminate Merillat cabinets are only 5 years old. In that time the laminate has come off of 2 doors. On One the company said it was because of heat from stove therefore the warranty would not cover a replacement. Why would a company sell these kitchen cabinets if they do not tolerate heat from the stove? The second cabinet is a lower door not close to any heat source. I hope the company will stand by the product and replace the door.


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Location: Il
Model/Style: Cabinets

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Possibly the worst wrong company over"
I have been buying these cabinets for almost 30 years in the last two or three years this company has completely fallen apart it never sends a full order at least to me and my company everything is always back ordered the quality has gone right down the drain I would not spend one dime on these cabinets consider yourself forewarned this is without a doubt the worst run company on the planet in my opinion.


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Location: Southeastern MI
Model/Style: Cabinets

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Came with our house"
We have Merrilat cabinets that came with the house, we thought the fronts were solid oak. When I put citrus stripper (not that powerful) on the sides the really cheap crap paper thin veneer just dissolved. My husband was like, we are not getting new cabinets yet. My plan was to strip off the ugly orange varnish and use something we like better, we didn't want to paint. Sometimes the universe intervenes...today my son was sitting on the floor with me working on a chair, he got up and just bumped the cabinet door (not hard, and the door was not open), the piece with the hinges on it separated from the rest of the door, and you could clearly see only the borders of the cabinets were solid wood (if they even are) and the rest was particle board with the same very thin veneer (I am talking like 2 mils here, when I say thin I mean paper thin). I immediately realized I could paint them (which I never wanted or get new cabinets, there is no way I am going to sand every one of them attempting to never get to the particle board which is next to impossible. I am done and I will never buy these crap quality cabinets (I didn't buy these but people were telling me to keep them, they are nice), no they are not nice, they are the cheapest crap cabinets I have ever seen.


Date created: Name:
Location: VA
Model/Style: Masterpiece

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Waste of Money"
Don't even go with the semi-custom line of Merillat. Wish I had found this forum before I bought. The kitchen company steered me towards this line. They came below quality and they won't even expediate paint ahead of the doors, for my contractor to try to repair. It's been three weeks now!


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Location: Frankfort IL
Model/Style: Cabinets

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Stay Away!"
Worst cabinets ever. I bought some second hand for extra cabinet space and had a chance to really see the workmanship. Walls and bottom of cabinets are thin cheap particle board. The floors of the cabinets are even thinner and bow if any appliance such as a slow cooker or small roasters are stored on the bottom shelf The door glide brackets are plastic and break. One cabinet sagged so bad that the drawers fell off the tracks. The backing is also cheap particle board. These cabinets are not designed for any weight at all. Since the bracket I needed was discontinued, I had to cannibalize one small cabinet to get a bracket to repair the glider. While the website said they had a replacement, I was not able to locate it on their site. The sagging cabinet was fixed by gluing and clamping a 1x4 hardwood board the length of the bottom of the cabinet and make sure it was level. That fixed the sagging, but then I discovered the two top drawers closed unevenly, that is one side was closed flush and the other stuck out about 1/8 of an inch. In fact both drawers were out of alignment. The drawers were fixed by moving the top glider brackets until I had an even closure, The inside back of the cabinets were covered with cheap paper or vinyl with a wood grain pattern that could be torn off by hand. The website stated that the drawer slide brackets for this cabinet were discontinued, however, I was not able to locate the replacement part on their website. Parts should be retained and easy to find for any of their cabinets regardless of their age. And if a part is discontinued, the replacement part should be next to the discontinued one so customers can see it. Granted these were used cabinets, however the materials were cheap too. Egin with and the workmanship was shoddy. I've seen old or used cabinets made with wood or thick particle board that stood up fine. Well made cabinets stand up to the test of time even if they are older. I doubt these would stand up a year! Don't waste your money on these cabinets.


Date created: Name:
Location: MA
Model/Style: Cabinets

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Do not buy these cabinets"
When they arrived there were gaps on the cabinet doors - my builder spent hours fixing them. 1 year later, many doors/drawers have peeling paint - what a nightmare - going to have to reface 40+ cabinet drawers/doors - which won't be cheap. If you are building - got the extra and put in high quality cabinets.


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Location: Summerville, SC
Model/Style: Cabinets

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Worst Cabinets (flakeboard) Ever!"
Less than acceptable material, (flakeboard). Damaged goods - constant waiting for replacement goods. The worst customer service I have ever experienced in 30 years of kitchen design.


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Model/Style: Classic

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied - 1 out of 5

Review:
"Minor damage and delamination."
Do not buy these cabinets! They are junk. Every single one came with some minor damage and/or delamination. The company won't do anything and has been jerking me around for weeks now. Terrible experience! Do not waste your money.

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