Finding the right door style and finish is often the deciding factor for new cabinetry. Before you fall in love with a style or a color, look beyond the surface to ensure a quality product.
- All-wood doors are more durable, and the finish application will be consistent.
- Doors with veneered panels may not accept stains the same as wood which can cause inconsistencies in the color.
- Quality hinges can be easily adjusted.
- Soft close hinges allow for slow door closure eliminating door “slamming”.
- Check door samples for precise application of door trims.
- Consider decorative door options such as glass, wire, faux inserts or decorative resin panels.
- Door preparation prior to staining affects the way a stain adheres to the door. Hand sanding is the best way to ensure a smooth, consistent finish.
- Even if the finish is smooth with a nice sheen, that doesn’t mean it’s durable. Inquire further about the finishing process.
- Sealing finishes with an oven-cured, catalyzed conversion varnish provides a finish that stands up to everyday use and is easy to clean.