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WHAT IS “RTF” vs. REFACING?

Painted Cabinets with All New RTF (Rigid Thermal Foil) Doors and Drawer Fronts

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If you are looking for a painted look, or if a complete reface of your kitchen is out of your budget, I would highly recommend the new RTF door and drawer front option.

RTF doors and drawer fronts are not painted. They are “medium density fiber core” panel with rigid thermal foil applied.

This is very unique process that we can discuss more. Basically, they look like painted doors and drawer fronts, but are much more durable than any painted door I have seen.

Many refacing companies are applying the same RTF material to the cabinets and then add the new door and drawer fronts. I would not recommend this. I trust the RTF on the doors and drawer fronts (it is a multi-million dollar factory process) but I have simply seen too many kitchens where the RTF has peeled off the cabinets. This is mostly caused by lack of prep work required, the inexperience of the worker and bad glue or adhesive. The suggested alternative is painting. You can paint them yourself or we can professionally prep and paint your cabinets for you.

That being said, I have also seen many inferior RTF doors and drawer fronts that did not stand the test of time. I have traveled to most all of the big cabinet shows and found a company who makes the highest quality RTF products.

RTF doors and drawer fronts are available in a wide variety of designs and colors. We can also build new cabinets and/or modify your existing cabinets to match. Visit our showroom to see how nice this really does look!

See more RTF photos on our Gallery Page