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Can you explain what the kitchen door materials are?

 

Kitchen DoorAll of our kitchen door materials are shown below and how each the kitchen doors are constructed. We hope you find this information useful when deciding upon your new kitchen.

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Door Materials

Timber Timber door process

Our timber is selected only from premium grade trees sourced from environmentally regulated and renewable forests.

Using traditional mortice and tenoning techniques, doors are carefully assembled in our workshops before being sanded and finished with several layers of high quality lacquer. Special care is taken to ensure that a uniform finish is achieved and a highly durable surface created.

Melamine MFC Melamine mfc door process

Melamine faced chipboard, (MFC) is manufactured from resin coated particles of softwood. These particles are evenly spread over a flat plate bonded together under high pressure.

The melamine face is effectively the decorative finish that is seen on the external sides of the board and is available in numerous colours and wood grains.

Various textures can be applied to the melamine during the manufacturing process to create gloss and matt finishes and even heavily embossed wood grain effects

Veneer door processVeneer

A veneer is a thin slice of timber taken from a log which is then bonded to a chipboard or MDF (medium density fibreboard) substrate and sealed with either a stain and/or lacquer.

The advantage of using veneers over solid timber is the ability to maintain the consistency of the grain pattern and colour.


Vinyl Faced MDF

Vinyl faced mdf door processA thin layer of plastic (vinyl) or paper mixed with resin (foil) is wrapped and bonded to a MDF (medium density fibreboard) substrate.

Vinyl and foil is one of the more widely used materials in the manufacture of kitchen doors.

The versatility of this type of material means that it can be printed with a wood grain effect to create the look of a natural timber door. Single colour vinyls and foils (uni-colour) are particularly useful for replicating the look of a matt painted surface and high gloss finishes.

Painted/Lacquered MDF

Painted mdf door processSeveral coats of high quality paint or lacquer are applied directly to a MDF (medium density fibreboard) substrate.

The first process requires the doors to be primed, they are then placed in an oven to cure and once cured, are de-nibbed (finely sanded). The top coat is then applied and the doors are then returned to the oven for further curing to create a highly durable and resilient surface.

Painted Vinyl MDF

Painted vinyl mdf door processSeveral coats of high quality paint are applied to the surface of a vinyl faced mdf (medium density fibreboard) substrate.

The first process requires the doors to be primed, they are then placed in an oven to cure and once cured, are de-nibbed (finely sanded).

The top coat is then applied and the doors are then returned to the oven for further curing to create a highly durable and resilient surface.

Painted Timber

Painted timber door processSeveral coats of high quality paint are applied to the surface of a timber (generally oak) substrate.

The first process requires the doors to be primed, they are then placed in an oven to cure and once cured, are de-nibbed (finely sanded). The top coat is then applied and the doors are then returned to the oven for further curing to create a highly durable and resilient surface.

Acrylic Faced MDF

Acrylic faced mdf door processA thin layer of high gloss acrylic is bonded onto a MDF (medium density fibreboard) substrate.

The finish of acrylic imitates glass but is much more cost effective.

 

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