Frequently Asked Questions...
I've visited the showroom - what happens next?
Once you've visited our beautiful showroom, and seen the kitchens, you may well have
decided on the 'look' that you want to achieve... or not.
Whether you've made your mind up or not, the next step will be for us to visit you at
home, to measure the room dimensions and get a feel for what you want your new
kitchen to be like.
It's always really useful when our customers can tell us what they need from their kitchen. Are you a keen cook? Do you need lots of storage space? Is space for the children to do their homework a priority? Or maybe a space under the countertop for your dog, next to the Aga.
An idea of style is also useful, modern, contemporary, traditional, shaker... and of course colour! Make a list, if you think that would help, of your needs and wants.
So ring us now to book your appointment - or send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
What do you mean by a vinyl or foil-wrapped door?
Foils are photographic reproductions of timber or other patterns, that give a very realistic wood finish to MDF (medium density fibreboard). A thin layer of plastic (vinyl) or paper mixed with resin (foil) is wrapped and bonded to the MDF substrate. This finish is also sometimes called thermofoil.
Keep in mind that where the panel meets the rail and stile (the outer frame) on Shaker cabinetry, foil-wrap will not get as sharp an edge as a painted or stained timber door. The machine used to apply the laminate can't reach right into the corners, so it angles the edge of the stile and rail slightly.
Doors such as these are less expensive that the natural wood alternatives, are durable, with a consistent grain and colour that make them ideal for fitted furniture, without the open graining and blemishes of real wood. Foil doors are normally constructed as "five-piece" doors to mimic traditional timber doors.
Vinyl-wrapped doors tend to be one-piece doors, cut, routed, profiled, sanded, then glued and covered with the vinyl film that is pressed to the door under a vacuum. The vinyl thickness is between 0.4mm and 0.7mm. Single-colour vinyls and foils (uni-colour) are particularly useful for replicating the look of a matt painted surface and high gloss surfaces, at a lower price.