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are thermofoil cabinets good quality

Thermofoil cabinets are a great option for multifamily kitchens and bathrooms. With a variety of colors to choose from at a cost-effective rate, thermofoil is one of the top options to choose from to upgrade your multifamily kitchens or bathrooms in a significant way.

What is Thermofoil?

Thermofoil is a thin layer of vinyl that is applied to a medium-density fiberboard core also known as an MDF. A MDF is a man-made wood that is created with wood fibers, wax, and resin materials. A thermofoil cabinet is made when the vinyl (thermofoil) is heated, pressurized, and vacuum sealed onto the MDF core. Due to how it’s manufacture, thermofoil can significantly reduce the chances of warping on your cabinets. The reason for this is the layer of thermofoil protects the cabinet bored from absorbing moisture. When using natural wood cabinets, they don’t have a seal or layer of protection and are more susceptible to warping.
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What are the Benefits to Thermofoil Cabinets?

There are many benefits to using thermofoil such as it being water-resistant, the variety of colors and wood grain options it comes in, how easy it is to clean, and it being cost-effective. Thermofoil is a water-resistant material this means it can resist the penetration of water to a certain degree. It is important to understand that water-resistant and waterproof are not the same thing and that thermofoil cabinets are considered water-resistant. This means that overall, thermofoil is the best option regarding humidity but if it’s constantly subjected to liquids this could cause damages to the cabinet. Thermofoil also makes cleaning cabinets effortless simply wipe the cabinets with a multipurpose cleaner to keep the cabinets clean and to avoid any staining or build up. At Republic Elite we offer 26 different solid and wood grain colors in our thermofoil selection. Get the appearance of natural wood cabinets without worrying about warping or unsmooth finishes. Thermofoil cabinets are also a cost-effective solution and have a standard life cycle. These cabinets are perfect for multifamily use and can accommodate various styles and aesthetics.

Issues that can occur when using Thermofoil

Although there are many benefits to using thermofoil there are a few issues to be aware of one is making sure that the thermofoil cabinets won’t be exposed to extremely high heat conditions. Be cautious about the areas the thermofoil will be placed, and always practice safe cooking practices to reduce the chances of problems from occurring. It is not damaging to have thermofoil by a stove or microwave but the more space you have from hot surfaces or materials the longer you can extend the life of your cabinets.

What is the Quality of Thermofoil Cabinets?

At Republic Elite we comply with the KCMA A161.1 Quality Certification process. Our cabinets are subjected to the five structural, two drawer, two door operation, and four finish tests. These tests determine if our cabinets will perform at the greatest quality and durability levels. You can always rely on Republic Elite for high quality cabinets and options that best suit your needs.