Refacing types:

Solid Wood Refacing

Solid wood refacing uses prefinished 1/8" to 1/4" or thicker pieces of furniture grade wood and/or furniture grade plywood panels to completely cover the existing cabinet boxes, before the new doors and drawer fronts are installed. This sort of solid wood cabinet refacing is Reface Cabinets specialty. The 1/4" solid hardwood used for facing in our stained wood projects is custom milled from thicker furniture grade lumber. Special purpose adhesive is used to permanently bond the wood pieces to the existing cabinet surfaces, and it is fastened in place with extremely small pin nails to prevent any movement while the adhesive cures. Using the milled maple or cherry pieces on the cabinet face frames allows us to virtually eliminate the use of outside corner moldings, which are the hallmark of standard refacing jobs. Our finished product has nice corners on it, just like new cabinets do.

Thin Laminate

Thin laminate refacing can be either an actual wood layer on a backing, or it could be a synthetic material such as Rigid Thermofoil (RTF), or even a melamine material such as Formica. Thin laminate refacing is not an area Reface Cabinets focuses on.

Peel and Stick

If thin laminate is supplied on a flexible backer with adhesive, it is commonly referred to as "peel and stick". This is relatively easy to trim on the job and apply, although if not applied perfectly, can and will bubble and may delaminate. Reface Cabinets does not use peel and stick in our customers projects with the exception of some very specific applications where we use a special wood backed material. We are focused on delivering beautiful and high quality refacing and in our opinion, fabric backed peel and stick laminate doesn't provide the quality end product we want our name associated with.