Cabinet Doors FAQ

Information About Materials and Finishes

Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)

Medium Density Fiberboard is a high-grade, engineered wood product that is composed of soft and hardwood fibers that are sealed with a resin binder to create a panel that is denser than plywood. It is used as a base material for kitchen cabinets that is painted, veneered or covered in thermofoil. MDF is much stronger and denser than particle board and in many areas, performs better than solid wood. MDF stands up well to changes in temperature and humidity, so it is resistant to expanding and contracting, which can damage the cabinet’s finish.


Thermofoil is a type a vinyl that is heated and fused to the cabinet’s surface (usually mdf of engineered wood). It is available in many colors and faux wood grain finishes. Thermofoil cabinets are known for their easy care and low maintenance. They never need to be refinished and can be easily cleaned with and all-purpose cleaner, even grease is easily removed. Thermofoil cabinets are also known for their superior ability to resist moisture.

Solid Wood Cabinets

Wood Cabinets are the ultimate choice when it comes to the ability to choose from endless styles and finishes. Wood cabinets, with hardwood doors, are durable and able to resist dings and scratches. Wood cabinets are unparalleled in their beauty, the natural texture of the wood grain catches light and gives the cabinets a rich, distinctive appearance. Solid wood cabinets also have the ability to be refinished, should you desire a different look in the future.