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What does thermofoil mean?
Thermofoil or RTF (rigid thermal foil) is made up of vinyl. It is the material used for cabinet doors made from medium-density fiberboard (MDF).
Thermofoil doors can help you maintain your kitchen as it is easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting.
Thermofoil is great to use in kitchen cabinets. We all know the kitchen is the most traffic area in the house. Thus, it often gets dirty, and most furniture is quickly worn out. Thermafoil doors can help you maintain your kitchen as it is easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting.
Easy to clean We all know kitchens, like bathrooms, are one of the most tiring parts of the house to clean. There’s always a lot of mess left in every corner of the kitchen after cooking. You can see all these dirt and stains on the sink, countertop, and even the cabinets. With the use of a damp cloth or towel, you can clean all the surface grime on your cabinet doors. Just mix mild soap and water, damp the cleaning towel, and you’re all set.
Stain and water-resistant The reason thermofoil doors are easy to clean is because of their resistance to both water and stains. The plastic coating on thermofoil doors is non-porous. This means it cannot absorb any liquid, even gas. So even if you spill water and food on it, it won’t penetrate. Even if you wipe it with a wet cloth, the water won’t absorb and soften the material.
Moisture resistant Kitchens have high exposure to moisture and humidity, resulting in the growth of molds and mildews. These organisms are a threat to your health. Using thermofoil cabinet doors can be a great help to prevent them from coming. However, damaged lamination of thermofoil is a problem. You should always check if yours is still intact.
Variety of styles and designs to choose from Using a thermofoil door can give your kitchen a more aesthetic look. With the flexibility of thermofoil, you can use it in any cabinet style you have at home. You can also find many different designs, patterns, and colors to choose from that will match your desired decoration for your kitchen.
Consistent and long-lasting colors Aside from various styles and the flexibility of thermofoil to adapt to different designs, its paint colors won’t disappoint you. The paint has a colored vinyl coating which won’t fade easily compared to paint applied directly on the wood. Because of this, you won’t have to worry about annual maintenance and save a lot on paint repairs.
Budget-friendly Last but not least: thermofoil is budget-friendly. Because of its durability and easy maintenance features, you can save a lot of your time and money fixing a thermofoil cabinet door compared to other materials used. So if you have been planning to give your kitchen a makeover but worrying about the money you have to spend, consider using thermofoil for cabinet doors. It will reduce your expenses. You can use the budget for other more important aspects, especially if some parts of your house need renovation.
Thermofoil doors FAQs
Is thermofoil cheaper to use than wood?
Thermofoil is way cheaper compared to solid wood and MDF (medium-density fiberboard wood). It also has more chip resistance than the two, making it a more popular and practical option if you want to reface your cabinet doors.
Can you apply paint over thermofoil cabinet doors?
If you want to paint your thermofoil cabinet, YES, you may do so. The cabinets are still made from wood, or a medium density fiberboard or MDF wood, laminated by thermofoil or a thin layer of vinyl. With the right equipment, it’s possible to paint its surface if it is in good condition
What is the difference between thermofoil and laminate?
Laminate is a term used for any lamination material. In thermofoil, a PVC vinyl coating is used for laminating the wood. Hence, thermofoil is just another laminating process used for home and other construction purposes.
Manufactured by Premoule, Inc., which has been operating for over 40 years, our thermofoil doors are available in a large array of colors and models. Our thermo doors come with many available options for customizing such as numerous edge profiles, matching back color, drilling of hinge holes, glaze and Italian lacquer finishing and of course matching accessories (fillers, mouldings, valances, etc.). All thermo doors are custom-made to your specifications and come with a 10 year warranty.