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An Overview of Thermofoil Cabinet Doors

May 08, 2019

Thermofoil cabinet doors are a popular trend among homeowners due to its affordability and pleasing aesthetic. Thermofoil is created from medium density fiberboards (MDF) which are then covered in a thin layer of vinyl or laminate. Here’s an overview illustrating the important details of thermofoil doors.


Affordable and Accessible

Thermofoil cabinet doors are an affordable alternative to other materials making them an attractive choice for homeowners on a budget. Compared to the average painted cabinet door, thermofoil costs approximately two thirds less.


Easy Maintenance

Thermofoil is much easier to clean compared to other materials. The layer of vinyl creates a surface that doesn’t hold dirt or stains, allowing for an easy cleaning session. Furthermore, thermofoil will not warp in the presence of water or water-based cleaners due to the layer of vinyl.



Thermofoil has a wide range of patterns and colour options. As a result, there are a variety of designs that can be implemented onto the vinyl surface. Flat cabinets, embellished designs, glossy or matte finishes are just some of the possibilities. Combining these types of finishes with a diverse array of colours ranging from basic white to colourful shades of red allow for some very creative designs.


Not Heat Resistant

High temperatures can compromise thermofoil cabinet doors by causing surface blistering and discolouration. With this in mind, thermofoil should not be installed near cooking areas such as stoves, microwaves or ovens. As a rule of thumb, thermofoil cabinets shouldn’t be installed closer than five inches to a heat source. To prevent heat damage, heat shields can be placed between the heat source and the cabinet.


The Door Maker (TDM) is the leading supplier of kitchen cabinet doors in Ontario. We offer countless options for cabinet doors in order to meet any and all specifications. To learn more about our fantastic line of kitchen décor, visit our website and contact us today.

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