Review Of Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Posted on December 27, 2009 @ 6:42 am

I know you are keen on refacing your kitchen but before you start looking for kitchen refacing companies here is an article that should be worth your while. I will quickly walk you trough very important fundamentals and assist you in your decision on the style and general progress of refacing your cabints in the kitchen.

As you search through the web you will come across a number of people claiming to be experts on this subject matter but by taking a bit of each will lead you to mess up everything. Let me quickly walk you through the following key points.

What is Kitchen cabinet refacing?

This is a way of making old kitchen cabinets to look new by adding a new coating such as laminate, veneer or thermofoil. In most occasion you may just have to replace the drawer fronts and doors only.  Compared to kitchen remodeling, this is much faster to complete.

When compared to buying new cabinets, refacing is way cheaper. All in all then, this is probably the most convenient way, coupled with affordability and efficiency, of making your cabinets to look new.

Types of coating used  


This is basically a plastic film material but you can also get some made from thin sheet resins e.g. that made from polyethylene. One thing about it is that it is cheapbut it is not as strong when it comes to wear and tear. Having said that, it works well in heat oil resistance and can seal heat perfectly.

Defining Thermofoil

This is considered to be a revolutionary new wood-like material for Cabinetry.  It has many names e.g. RTF or Vinyl and it comes as quite a thick vinyl film, which is bonded tightly on a warp-resistant engineered wood core.

Defining Wood Veneer

This is a thin slice of wood that is cut from a log with a slicing, peeling, or sawing machine. This is used to give the cabinets a fine wood grain. Take note that this material comes in a variety of species. Ideally I recommend that you consult an export before making any decision on these.

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