Have you ever picked the practicality of synthetics over silk?
Do you lay awake at night wondering if you made the right decision, when you picked the fussiness of marble over the practicality of quartz for your new counters?
Perhaps you’re a Thermofoil-fan, and don’t even know it.
Thermofoil is a tragic word, really. It sounds somewhat space-age, but kind of cheap, right? In reality it’s cutting-edge technology, and far from a cheap, inadequate material.
Thermofoil is a type of decorative laminate, ideal for the heavy-duty kitchen, bath or other room. As a material type, it’s been around for over 30 years; however, today’s Thermofoils are vastly different and highly evolved from the faint memory of Thermofoils past. No longer to we see dimpling or “orange peel” texture on our panels, nor do we see unrefined, overly rounded corners. Today’s Thermofoils have great texture, sharper corners and look amazing. Check them out for yourself!
Thermofoil is made from PVC which is one of the most versatile polymers. Thermofoil doors and drawer fronts are made using a flexible, decorative membrane material that is heated and molded over medium density fiberboard (MDF). The result is a smooth surface that resists chipping better than painted surfaces. Thermofoil provides consistent color, gloss and surface quality from edge to edge. It is scratch, mar and water resistant and won’t chip or crack.
Textured choices provide a realistic-looking, long-lived alternative to diminishing hardwood resources.
The KCMA standard for heat resistance requires that doors withstand 24 hours at 120ºF and 70% humidity without showing discoloration, blistering or other material failure. All Siteline Thermofoil doors and drawer fronts exceed this standard, with an average heat resistance of 185ºF.
Thermofoils come in a wide variety of textures and sheens, including smooth matte and super matte colors, as well as high gloss solid colors, and textured woodgrain options. It’s a virtual panacea of choice!