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Kitchen & Bath Cabinet Materials

Kitchen Bath Cabinets are available in a wide variety of materials to fit the look and style you are looking for. Below you will find the more popular cabinet materials listed along with pertinent information on each one.

    Laminate Cabinet
  • Wood Veneer Cabinets - Wood veneer faced cabinet doors are a cheaper alternative to having solid wood cabinet doors. A veneer is a thin layer of wood glued to a substrate, which is either medium density board (MDF), particleboard, or plywood.
  • Laminate Cabinets - Laminate is another reasonable alternative to sold wood. Laminate is made from many layers of a special kind of paper, compressed under heat and pressure to make a sheet.
  • Thermofoil Cabinets - Thermofoil cabinets are thin vinyl usually wrapped around MDF (medium density fiberboard) or particleboard. It is an affordable alternative to buying solid wood cabinets, and makes for a seamless cabinet with a consistent coloration throughout the cabinet.
  • Solid Wood Cabinets - Solid wood is one of the more expensive choices in cabinetry, but it makes up for it with its wide variety, natural beauty, customizable styles, and durability. When dealing with wood you have so many different choices that allow you to customize the look of your cabinets.
    Maple/Cherry/Walnut Cabinets
    Wood Cabinets
    • Maple Cabinets - Maple is second only to oak in terms of popularity in cabinets. Its known for its close, uniform grain, and is easily used in both traditional and contemporary themes.
    • Cherry Cabinets - Cherry wood is well known for its smooth texture and its deep red color when aged. Cherry is considered to be a medium hard wood, with fine grain, a smooth texture, and a nice satin feel.
    • Hickory Cabinets -
    • Mahogany Cabinets - Mahogany is a coveted wood grown in several parts of the world such as the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, India Central America, and South America. Some of the Mahogany wood species are quite rare and very expensive for use in cabinetry.
    • Pine Cabinets - Pine is generally the cheapest type of wood for cabinets. Pine has a natural grain that can be explained as knotty, giving each cabinet its own uniqueness. It is a lighter wood, and takes stain well. However one notable concern about pine is that it will darken with age.
    • Oak Cabinets - Oak is one of the most popular choices for kitchen cabinets. It is a durable hardwood that is able to hold its own against scratches and dents. Oak has a course texture and flame shaped grain, which can really stand out with the application of certain stains, particularly dark stains.
    • Walnut Cabinets - Walnut is one of the more expensive choices in solid wood cabinetry. Its dark-colored heartwood is where a lot of its prize value come in, while the sapwood is generally a creamy white.

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