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CABINET DOOR MATERIALS

Product Options for Every Budget

Here at Cochrane Floors & More, we understand that often times BUDGET is a driving factor

in making decisions about which cabinets are right for you. So for this reason, we have listed all the material options below, in order of what is TYPICALLY least expensive, to most expensive. This way

you can start to look at profiles and finishes that you feel best reflect your priorities whether that be a particular wood finish, price sensitivity, bang for the buck or a particular style.

 

MDF panels and doors used in cabinet-making are made from an MDF base to which an opaque finish is applied.

Since this material must be painted, the choices of opaque colors and glazes are the same as for hardwood. MDF, however, has the advantage of being more affordable.

 

MDF doors are usually molded in one piece. Assembled five‑piece models that look more like hardwood doors are now available and make the product more attractive.

 

The demand for MDF is constantly on the rise, as it is used to make so-called Italian style cabinets, which are becoming increasingly popular. Made from MDF panels on which a high‑gloss, brightly colored finish is applied, these cabinets have an alluring appeal for those who would like to have a kitchen with a young, contemporary appearance. Obtaining such quality gloss requires eight coats of carefully applied finish, which makes this style of cabinet more expensive.

 

 

 

ADVANTAGES

 

  • Wide choice of finishes

  • Wide choice of door styles

  • Resists humidity

  • (standard door styles)

 

 

DISADVANTAGES

 

  • Solid Colors only (no wood grain)

 

This material, which was supposed to “liberate housewives”, is still in fashion sixty years after it first appeared on the market. Today’s product, however, is very different from the traditional white melamine that used to turn yellow! 

 

A wide choice of durable finishes, including several imitation wood finishes, are available with either a flat or a glossy appearance. 

 

Accented with crown moldings and coves for added style, our attractive melamine cabinets are sure to delight you and offer you the change you have long been waiting for at a reasonable price. 

 

 

ADVANTAGES

 

  • Wide choice of colors

  • Easy maintenance

  • Economical

  • Fast delivery

 

 

DISADVANTAGES

 

  • Hard to touch up if scratched

  • Not resistant to water

  • Limited door styles

 

Thermofoil panels and doors used for cabinet making are made from an MDF base covered with a film of plastic that looks like wood.

 

When heated, this material will easily mold itself to the objects on which it is applied. It can be used to create embossed designs and door models that look like wood, without any joints! Thermofoil skillfully combines the easy maintenance and durability of melamine with the warm appearance and elegance of wood.

 

It is available in a wide choice of finishes and gives you access to a very large selection of door models. While hardwood is costly, thermofoil constitutes an affordable choice with a good price/appearance ratio for your next kitchen cabinets.

 

 

 

ADVANTAGES

 

  • Easy maintenance

  • Resists humidity

  • Can be matched with melamine

  • Wide choice of door styles

 

 

DISADVANTAGES

 

  • Sensitive to temperatures above 85°C

  • Hard to touch up if scratched

 

Acrylic cabinet doors are made of a pine fibre base to which an acrylic coat is applied. This glossy synthetic layer "holds" the color. Thus, the color remains unaltered by the sun and retains its shine over time.

 

The ideal choice for a modern and refreshing look!

 

 

 

DISADVANTAGES

  • Hard to touch up if scratched

 

ADVANTAGES

 

  • Easy maintenance

  • Resists UV's damaging effects

  • Modern Style

 

 

 

DISADVANTAGES

  • Hard to touch up if scratched

 

ADVANTAGES

 

  • Easy maintenance

  • Resists UV's damaging effects

  • Modern Style

 

Polygloss cabinet doors are made of a pine fiber base to which a melamine coat is applied, giving it its color and patterns. A polyester coat is then applied in order to give it a strong luster and make it more resistant to abrasion and water.

 

Resembling the Italian lacquer, polygloss is a favorite material for modern and chic cabinets.

 

 

 

Wood really needs no introduction! This classical material always confers an incomparable style to any room and will embellish it for decades to come.

 

We offer you six different species of wood and a large choice of stains and varnishes. It is up to you to find the most satisfying combination!

 

Wood can be painted or stained to go with your kitchen set. Our color experts will make sure that everything matches to perfection. Just because you plan to redo your cabinets does not mean you have to replace your entire kitchen!

 

 

 

ADVANTAGES

 

  • Can be stained, varnished, sanded, glazed, or repainted

  • Timeless Elegance

  • Wide choice of finishes

  • Rustic to clean grain options

 

 

DISADVANTAGES

 

  • Sensitive to humidity

  • Acquires a patina  or ambering over time

OUR GOAL

IS  TO  CREATE  A  SPACE  THAT  FITS  YOU

AND THAT YOU LOVE

 

Product Options for Every Decor

5-PC Wood or MDF Profiles

5-PC RAISED Wood or MDF Profiles

1-Pce MDF Profiles

Thermofoil

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