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Choosing The Right Cabinet Door Material

February 27, 2019

When it comes to constructing a new kitchen or remodeling an existing one, there are many options. One option is to build or update your kitchen cabinets. There are a variety of materials to choose from, from stylish MDF cabinet doors to naturally beautiful solid wood cabinets. In this blog, we'll share 3 of our most popular options for cabinet doors.


MDF Cabinet Doors

Medium density fiberboard (MDF) is an engineered wood fiber that is mixed with a resin and formed into panels and boards. Compared to particleboard, MDF cabinet doors have a denser texture and smoother finish, making them ideal for cabinet fronts. The material is usually used in kitchen cabinetry due to its stability and density. Moreover, MDF is not prone to most environmental changes like solid wood is. So, it’s not surprising to see mostly painted MDF cabinet doors installed in kitchens.


Particleboard Cabinet Doors

Otherwise known as melamine, particleboard is another kind of engineered wood product. Instead of wood fibers, particleboard is formed from wood chips, sawdust and shavings combined with a resin. This material has been developed to even replicate the look of real wood but is more stable and durable. More often, it is used for cabinet interiors but with new finishes and colours to consider nowadays, particleboard can also be used for exteriors of cabinetry.


Solid Wood Cabinetry

This natural wood product is very popular to use as mouldings, countertops as well as cabinet fronts due to its warmth and beauty. Unlike the MDF cabinet doors, however, solid wood cabinetry is prone to extreme temperature changes, causing it to expand and contract. It is therefore very crucial to keep and manage the humidity where you install solid wood cabinets to keep its durability and stability. Otherwise, the cabinetry will be subject to cracking and warping.


If you are interested in any of these options, give us a call. We are happy to install the perfect cabinet doors for you.

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