5 Reasons Why Way Basics is Better than IKEA

April 08, 2021

So, you think IKEA is the best when it comes to budget-friendly, easy-to-assemble, flat-pack furniture? 

Think again!

Here are 5 reasons why Way Basics is waaay better than IKEA. 

1- Hassle-free assembly 

Gone are the days spending arduous hours building awkward IKEA furniture with poorly written instructions, millions of tiny bolts and screws that go missing in the blink of an eye, and needing more tools than a rocket scientist to put together a simple Billy bookcase. 

Way Basics peel-and-stick, tool-free solution make IKEA’s fussy builds seem outdated. 

With our satisfying zBoard construction, simply peel back the tape, stick the pieces together and then sit back with a cup of coffee and smugly listen in on your neighbors as they continue to argue over step 1 of a MALM chest of drawers. 

2- Non-toxic

Many IKEA products are made with compounds such as formaldehyde, a carcinogenic chemical found in tobacco smoke, car exhausts, and cheaply made wood. 

Excess exposure to these chemicals can be dangerous and we were shocked to discover that most furniture companies use these harmful toxins in their products. 

Our customers are important to us, so Way Basics products are made with non-toxic, VOC-free materials that are safe for you, your family, and your pets. 

3- Eco-friendly 

As well as our customers, we also care about the planet and want to make sure that we make products that are safe for the environment. 

Unlike IKEA, the largest buyer of wood in the world (consuming over 21 million cubic meters of wood in 2019) that ends up in landfills, our zBoard is made from 99% recycled paper board.

Our eco-friendly products help to prevent the destruction of trees and natural habitats and we also limit the amount of water used in our manufacturing process.  

Even more, when your beloved Way Basics product has lived a long and happy life, it can be recycled again into other recyclable paper products such as newspapers or food cartons. 

4- Lightweight but strong 

Unlike IKEA furniture which is made from cheap and heavy wood that splits and breaks easily, our paperboard material is both light, strong, and durable. 

Our zBoards are made from strong layers of paperboard and corrugated paper that can hold heavy amounts of weight without being bulky and awkward to move around. 

Because we have so much confidence in our products, every Way Basic product comes with a Lifetime Guarantee. 

5- Budget-friendly delivery

Whilst IKEA charge unreasonably high delivery costs on all their products and have a confusing delivery system, making them awkward to use online when visiting a shop is not always an option, Way Basics offer free delivery on orders over $100 and can be ordered on our easy-to-use website. 

You can also find our products on Amazon and Wayfair who often offer free and fast delivery! 


So, what are you waiting for? Put down that hammer and visit Way Basics for more details!