Available in a wide variety of colours and textures, laminate is a very easy to maintain, practical choice for cabinet doors. The edges of the doors are covered by a 2mm PVC edging material that can match the colour of the laminate. This preferred type of edging gives the door a very impact resistant finish, as well as being slightly rounded over and eliminating those sharp edges of the past.
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Hardform doors have the vertical edges on the face of the door rolled, with the top and bottom edges bonded with matching coloured 2mm PVC. There are several variations of this type of door with the colour selection being made from some melamine board ranges or some selected laminates.
These doors are formed by bonding PVC foil to the face and edges of a white substrate board. This is a heat process that vacuum presses the foil and moulds it into the selected routered pattern on the face of the door. Numerous colours, textures, edge profiles and face patterns are available.
Sheets of natural timber veneer are bonded onto both sides of a substrate board. The finished sheet of board is then cut into various door sizes and a 0.4mm or 2mm matching veneer stripping is bonded onto the edges. Being raw timber, it then needs to be clear lacquered for protection and to bring out the natural beauty of the grain. A ‘two pack’ clear lacquer is the recommended coating for this type of door.
Very popular in recent times is the two pack kitchen (sometimes written ‘2 pac’) It is a specialised two part painted finish to the face and edges of doors and panels. A hardener is mixed with the paint which produces a very hard wearing surface. Like other paints it is available in almost any colour and the gloss level can vary from high gloss to satin finish to matt finish.
Timber kitchens always vary in popularity as trends change but still remain timeless as a choice for the natural look. There are many different species of timber and a large range of door and panel styles to select from. Usually a single pack clear lacquer is applied to the finished timber doors, or the more expensive two pack clear lacquer can be used if a harder surface is required. Timber vanity units should always be coated with two pack clear lacquer because of the wet area environment.
The Farmers range of doors, panels and feature mouldings are manufactured using a combination of natural timber veneers, plantation hoop pine, MDF board and quality adhesives. The frame and panel construction throughout virtually guarantees an indestructible product. There are numerous colours, finishes and styles available to give the completed kitchen or cabinet a truly unique look. Visit the Farmers website in ‘Our Suppliers’ to find out more about this product.