Per square meter, the kitchen is by far the most intricate and expensive room in any home, and cabinets are at the top of most checklists when it comes to a kitchen remodel or a new design. When selecting cabinets, it is not only important to consider the budget – longevity, durability and ongoing appeal are just as critical.
Economical, beautiful and tough thermofoil kitchen cabinets are made with medium density fiberboard (MDF), which is overlaid with a thin film of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). These materials are heat-fused together to create a smooth and durable finish. Thermofoil has come a long way over the last decade, from an increase in the variety of styles and designs to the massive selection of colours and finishes – all available at ever more affordable prices.
Natural wood cabinets have long been the gold standard for kitchens. However, thermofoil components are changing the landscape of how modern kitchens are being designed and constructed. They can look and feel just as good as wood and offer so many more advantages. Here are the top six reasons why thermofoil kitchen cabinets are better than those made of wood:
Why Thermofoil Kitchen Cabinets Are Better Than Wood
Thermofoil cabinets are a budget friendly choice when it comes to quality kitchen cabinets. A fraction of the cost of traditional wooden units, thermofoil cabinets are a more affordable option for new kitchen constructions. For kitchen refurbishments, replacing wood panels with thermofoil can be a great cost saver.
Technological advances in thermofoiling techniques have made it possible for manufacturers to accurately replicate the look of natural materials, such as wood and stone. The high grade, realistic finishes are so good that it is hard to tell the difference between thermofoil surfaces and their natural counterparts.
High-quality thermofoil panels can be used for multiple applications and come in various colours, textures and designs. Bold options – such as complimenting driftwood finish thermofoil kitchen cabinets with a stark brushed steel thermofoil countertop – are a designer’s delight
The surface of thermofoil is non-porous and easily kept clean by wiping it with a damp cloth. The seamless joints and corners of thermofoil cabinets also prevent the buildup of any germs or bacteria, which is very important in kitchen applications.
Resistant to Warping
A high-quality thermofoil finish is achieved by using heat, vacuum and positive membrane pressure to fuse the PVC to the MDF board. A well manufactured thermofoil panel has a core that has gained rigidity from the addition of the PVC coating and a surface that is seamless and impenetrable to moisture, making it less prone to warping.
Thermofoil kitchen cabinets are manufactured to withstand humidity and temperature fluctuations, making them impervious to spills, no matter how hot the liquid. The tough PVC film also makes the components resistant to corrosion, ultraviolet light and scratches.
Thermofoil kitchen cabinets are superior to wooden cabinets in so many important ways, which is why they are the chosen solution for leading property developers, kitchen designers and millwork professionals around the world. Today’s thermofoil panels come in a selection of sheens that include, silk, matte and gloss, in a palate of colours to suit any design.
At DAGIGA, our thermofoil panels are available in a selection of 70+ colours and a variety of 30 different styles. We also do custom profiles. Our components are assembly-ready and require no cutting or edge-banding, saving you time and money.
Our engineers have over 15 years of experience and can help you design and produce any custom order to ensure the right solution for your kitchen project. Less than 1 in 10,000 of our components is returned due to manufacturer defect, and every product that leaves our facility comes with a 5-year warranty.
We have helped customers save thousands of dollars with our quality thermofoil components. Let us help you – talk to a DAGIGA expert today.