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  • Wood

    Wood really needs no introduction! This classical material always confers an incomparable style to any room and will embellish it for decades to come.

    We offer you six different species of wood and a large choice of stains and varnishes. It is up to you to find the most satisfying combination!

    Wood can be painted or stained to go with your kitchen set. Our color experts will make sure that everything matches to perfection. Just because you plan to redo your cabinets does not mean you have to replace your entire kitchen!

    Advantages
    • Can be stained, varnished, sanded, glazed, or repainted
    • Never goes out of style
    • Wide choice of finishes
    Disadvantages
    • Sensitive to humidity
    • Acquires a patina over time
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  • MDF

    MDF panels and doors used in cabinet-making are made from an MDF base to which an opaque finish is applied.

    Since this material must be painted, the choices of opaque colors and glazes are the same as for hardwood. MDF, however, has the advantage of being more affordable.

    MDF doors are usually molded in one piece. Assembled five‑piece models that look more like hardwood doors are now available and make the product more attractive.

    The demand for MDF is constantly on the rise, as it is used to make so-called Italian style cabinets, which are becoming increasingly popular. Made from MDF panels on which a high‑gloss, brightly colored finish is applied, these cabinets have an alluring appeal for those who would like to have a kitchen with a young, contemporary appearance. Obtaining such quality gloss requires eight coats of carefully applied finish, which makes this style of cabinet more expensive.

    Advantages
    • Wide choice of finishes
    • Wide choice of door styles
    • Resists humidity
    • (standard door styles)
    Disadvantages
    • Solid Colors only (no wood grain)
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  • Thermofoil

    Thermofoil panels and doors used for cabinet making are made from an MDF base covered with a film of plastic that looks like wood.

    When heated, this material will easily mold itself to the objects on which it is applied. It can be used to create embossed designs and door models that look like wood, without any joints!

    Thermofoil skillfully combines the easy maintenance and durability of melamine with the warm appearance and elegance of wood.

    It is available in a wide choice of finishes and gives you access to a very large selection of door models. While hardwood is costly, thermofoil constitutes an affordable choice with a good price/appearance ratio for your next kitchen cabinets.

    Advantages
    • Easy maintenance
    • Resists humidity
    • Can be matched with melamine
    • Wide choice of door styles
    Disadvantages
    • Sensitive to temperatures above 85°C
    • Hard to touch up if scratched
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  • Melamine

    This material, which was supposed to “liberate housewives”, is still in fashion sixty years after it first appeared on the market. Today’s product, however, is very different from the traditional white melamine that used to turn yellow! 

    A wide choice of durable finishes, including several imitation wood finishes, are available with either a flat or a glossy appearance. 

    Accented with crown moldings and coves for added style, our attractive melamine cabinets are sure to delight you and offer you the change you have long been waiting for at a reasonable price. 

    Advantages
    • Wide choice of colors
    • Easy maintenance
    • Economical
    • Fast delivery
    Disadvantages
    • Hard to touch up if scratched
    • Not resistant to water
    • Limited door styles
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  • Polyester

    Polyester cabinet doors are made of a pine fiber base to which a polyester coat is applied, giving it a natural-looking color and texture akin to that of wood.

    Polyester is a scratch and heat-resistant material, in addition to being easy to clean.

  • Acrylic

    Acrylic cabinet doors are made of a pine fiber base to which an acrylic coat is applied. This glossy synthetic layer "holds" the color. Thus, the color remains unaltered by the sun and retains its shine over time.

    The ideal choice for a modern and refreshing look!

  • Polygloss

    Polygloss cabinet doors are made of a pine fiber base to which a melamine coat is applied, giving it its color and patterns. A polyester coat is then applied in order to give it a strong luster and make it more resistant to abrasion and water.

    Resembling the Italian lacquer, polygloss is a favorite material for modern and chic cabinets.