Rigid Thermofoil (RTF)
Rigid Thermofoil is a process that uses heat and heat activated glue under immense pressure to bond Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) film to a substrate, typically to a water resistant medium density fiberboard (MDF). The resulting product is very durable and will not dent easily. The laminate surface resists stains. Stubborn residues such as grease can be removed with a mild all purpose cleaner. They can also be drilled for hidden hinges. They come in a variety of wood-grain patterns and several solid colors. Smooth, consistant color is one hallmark of thermofoil cabinets.
RTF is easily the most feasible cabinet refacing option for those looking to restore their cabinetry on a budget. Ridgid Thermofoil has been praised by “Better Homes and Gardens” as the “40-year kitchen” and has become the most popular choice for homeowners who dream of beautiful kitchen cabinets (without the care and maintenance required for natural wood cabinets). White has been the most popular color to date.
Five Star Cabinet Refacing is one of the few companies that offer Exact Match - High Pressure Laminates (HPL). Most companies will cover the cabinet boxes with an HPL that is as close as they can get to the color of the doors and drawer fronts. We use the same foil for the doors, drawer fronts and HPL.
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