THE TRUTH ABOUT THERMOFOIL CABINET DOORS
USAKITCHEN.COM TALKS ABOUT THERMOFOIL CABINET DOORS: Easy to clean, inexpensive to purchase, thermofoil cabinets have long been a staple of budget kitchen remodels, apartments, condomiums, and even workshops and hobby rooms.
Thermofoil cabinet doors are also perceived as being like the vinyl siding of kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, in the sense that it is a lower quality, temporary solution. What are they? Is this something you might want in your own kitchen?
First, thermofoil doors have no metal content. It is a thin layer of vinyl that vacuum-pressed into cabinet doors and drawer fronts that are typically constructed of medium-density fiberboard (MDF).
Also, thermofoil doors are made with a large vacuum press. Cabinet door and drawer bases are laid in the press. A flexible layer of solid color 100% vinyl is laid on top of that. The top is closed, then air is expelled from the chamber. High pressure and an adhesive on the bottom side of the vinyl fuse the vinyl to the surface.