Why Thermo Foil
Thermofoil cabinet doors are good choice for your kitchen cabinets since they are affordable, low maintenance, and look like painted cabinets. By purchasing those doors for your kitchen cabinets, you will get a new look in your kitchen without painting them. Those doors are made from MDF or medium density fiber board. Most people start using those thermofoil cabinet doors styles based on some reasons like cost effectiveness. Those cabinet doors have medium price that allows people to renovate their kitchen and make their kitchen looks more appealing without spending lots of money.
Another thing that makes thermofoil cabinet doors special is those doors are easy to install. DIY people can buy those doors and install them by themselves. Besides, those modern cabinet doors have really similar look with the traditional wooden cabinet doors. The medium price, easy to install, and its design that looks so similar with traditional wooden cabinet doors makes thermofoil cabinet doors with glass be favored by many people.
Thermofoil cabinet doors are also seamless. The main material of this special cabinet door, MDF, is covered with thin layer laminate or heat fused vinyl. The thin layer is seamless and has non porous surface. No wonder that those doors will not hold dirt. Since these doors won’t hold dirt, these cabinet doors can be cleaned easily. Even though these modern cabinet doors for kitchen have some advantages, these doors also have some disadvantages. The first disadvantage is the weight of these modern doors.
Traditional wooden cabinet doors are lighter in weight than these thermofoil cabinet doors. MDF has higher density compared with plywood. No wonder if thermofoil kitchen cabinet doors that are made from MDF are heavier than traditional cabinet doors made from wood. Do it yourselves must be really strong to install and replace their thermofoil doors. Besides, do it yourselfers need to choose the right hinges and screws that are able to prop the heavy doors.
Another disadvantage of thermofoil cabinet doors is that these doors are not heat-resistant. The laminate or vinyl is glued to the MDF. The excessive heat will melt that glue and this will cause peeling on the cabinet doors. If you are interested to install thermofoil doors for your kitchen cabinets, make sure you keep them away from your microwave, oven, and stove. Or you can outsmart this by placing heat shield between your cabinet with thermofoil doors and heat source.