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The Lab

Material

 

Some cabinets utilize various wood materials to provide strength, durability and consistent quality. For example:

 

  • Particleboard – Board made from a mixture of real wood shavings and binding material such as resin, refined and bonded together, and then compressed with high heat and pressure.

  • Plywood – A panel made from an odd number of wood veneer layers that are bonded together with the grain of each layer running at right angles to the next.

  • MDF – Board formed by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibers. Heat and pressure are used to form a homogenous board excellent for machining and painting.

  • Thermofoil – Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) foil pressed onto a medium density fiberboard (MDF) core using a heated, flexible membrane. Thermofoil cabinets are available in high-gloss finishes or high-gloss woodgrain.

  • PureStyle – PureStyle uses continuous component wrap technology, which eliminates the potential for de-lamination, peeling or cracking as well as damage from UV light, aging, moisture, heat and staining.

  • Eco Veneers – Eco cabinet veneers are thinly sliced sheets of solid wood that are applied to a furniture core panel, providing the warmth and beauty of real wood with more consistent grain and color characteristics.

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