» Thermofoil Cabinets
Thermofoil is another popular cabinet material offered by many cabinet manufacturers. Though its name may sound a bit technical, its construction is fairly simple. Thermofoil is made by heat fusing a very thin layer of PVC (which is polyvinyl chloride) to the core material which may be plywood, particle board or medium density fiberboard (MDF). In other words, a thin layer of vinyl is applied by heat, pressure and adhesive to the cabinet doors, frames, shelves and/or drawers. The result is a durable surface that is smoother than paint.
Benefits of Thermofoil Cabinets
There are some key benefits to Thermofoil. Let's first discuss how it is superior to the standard painted door. First, it is much less likely to chip as compared to paint. You don't have to worry about spending all that time to repaint your cabinet doors only to find out that your hard work is ruined by a small chip just days later. Thermofoil is made to last so painting and repainting will not be an issue. Second, its surface is going to be more consistent and smooth than a painted door. Third, since the surface is essentially a thin layer of vinyl, it is easier to clean using standard household cleaning products....Read Full Article
» Kitchen Cabinets: Door Style Guide
It's time to add some style to those kitchen cabinets. To do this, you should first ask yourself: What is the most visible part of my cabinets when I walk into the kitchen? The answer: The cabinet doors. The doors of your cabinets are like the face of your kitchen and the character of their ‘facial’ expression is defined by what door style you choose. Just as your face has many expressions to communicate your mood, so do the cabinet doors. By deciding which door shape, finish, and material to use, you’ll be able to make your kitchen stand out among the crowd.
Kitchen Cabinet Door Shape
As you might expect, kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. The shape you choose will have quite an effect on the overall look of your kitchen. You should have in mind what style you are going for (contemporary, modern, traditional, etc). Certain shapes will be better suited for certain styles. To help you understand each of the most popular cabinet door shapes, we’ve listed them below....Read Full Article