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Wood & RTF Cabinets

Find out what sets apart two of the most popular cabinet refacing options found in wood and Rigid Thermofoil. The separation of traditional beauty and modern convenience is broken down by our cabinet refacing experts.
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Cabinet Refacing: Wood & Rigid Thermofoil

Choosing the Right Cabinet Refacing Material

If the cabinets of your Harrisburg kitchen lack the luster they once held, then the time has come to reface them. At Your Remodeling Guys, we have cabinet refacing services that can completely restore the beauty of your kitchen cabinets. The refacing process is fairly simple and built around your convenience. We come in and remove your old cabinet doors and drawer fronts and then replace them with new ones of your choice. The turnaround time for this process can be rather quick depending on the size of the job so there’s really no inconvenience to your daily routine. Our two primary material options for refacing are traditional wood and is rigid Thermofoil (RTF). Both of the options have wonderful benefits and can do wonders for the aesthetic of your Harrisburg kitchen.

The Two Cabinet Materials:

  • Wood is one of the most commonly used building materials and has proven itself quite durable and strong over the last several hundred years. Despite it being the popular choice over the years, it does have some drawbacks. For instance, wood is typically going to be less cost effective. A couple of other drawbacks are the possibility of warping due to humidity and the amount of maintenance they require. Wood cabinets are wonderful if you have the resources and time for the upkeep required and they can add a great deal of beauty to your home.
  • Rigid Thermofoil is comprised of medium density fiberboard as its core and a polyvinyl chloride covering that’s fused to its surface under intense heat and pressure. RTF is a more affordable option than traditional wood and works well in contemporary styled homes. It’s highly resistant to warping but the coating is known for blistering and peeling in areas where heat is prevalent. Many homeowners equip RTF cabinets with heat shields to try and protect the coating, however, results are mixed. Another way to avoid peeling is to use RTF strictly in areas without high heat.

Which Cabinet Material Option is Best?

Both of these refacing options are capable of working well in any home, however, if you’re on a stricter budget, then we recommend RTF as your choice material. For those that can absorb the cost and have time to maintain them, wood refacing is the better choice since it provides greater beauty and strength. Another advantage of wood is that it can be painted, whereas RTF typically cannot be. When it comes to choosing which material to go with, it’s best to examine your needs, budget, and wants. No matter which option you choose, you can rest assured that the experts at Your Remodeling Guys can have your cabinets looking brand new again in no time. Contact us today for your free consultation.

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