Materials for Cabinet Refacing Las Vegas

Materials for Cabinet Refacing Las Vegas

Cabinet refacing is a more economical and less messy alternative to kitchen cabinet remodeling, especially when your cabinet boxes are still in good shape. In refacing your kitchen cabinets, it’s unnecessary to hire a professional who’ll reface your cabinets. Just learn how to be a DIYer, someone good at veneering (covering your kitchen cabinet Las Vegas with a thin layer of wood or plastic called veneer).

Among the most important things to consider in cabinet refacing Las Vegas are the materials that you’ll use, specifically veneers, with high quality. All you need to know—from types of veneers (paintable laminate, 3D laminate (RTF), decorative laminate veneer (DLV), and medium and high-density fiberboard)  to installation—are here.

Paintable Laminate

Paintable laminate is a 0.15”-thick refacing material that provides a smooth surface for painting. It comes in two types: non-adhesive and pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA). 

Non-adhesive

A non-adhesive paintable laminate can be installed by applying solvent or water-based contact cement to both this material and the cabinet. For proper adhesion, use a veneer-smoothing tool.

Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA)

Contact cement is optional when you install pressure-sensitive laminate (PSA) paintable laminate although a veneer-smoothing tool is recommended to properly adhere this refacing material to the cabinet box.

3D Laminate (RTF)

Similar to paintable laminate, 3D laminate (RTF) comes in two types: non-adhesive and pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA). 

Non-adhesive

A non-adhesive phenolic back 3D laminate (RTF) veneer is stiffer, thicker, and more resistant to dents than the PSA 3D laminate (RTF). Moreover, made of light-colored phenolic, this type of 3D laminate (RTF) leaves no black line at the edge or corner of a cabinet. Just like a resin backing, the phenolic backing in this refacing material prevents any solvent-based products from affecting the finish. To install this refacing material, use solvent-based or water-based contact cement.

Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA)

This type of 3D laminate (RTF) has a pressure-sensitive adhesive on its back. It most suitably covers face frames and other small areas of the cabinet. 

Use a solvent-based or water-based contact cement on the substrate in order to install a PSA 3D laminate (RTF) and a veneer-smoothing blade in order to apply pressure for adhesion.

Decorative Laminate Veneer (DLV)

Decorative laminate veneer (DLV) comes in two types: non-adhesive (.025”-thick and available in 5 Color/Texture Options) and pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA). 

In terms of installation, use solvent-based or water-based contact cement to be applied to non-adhesive DLV’s back and the face frame and for proper adhesion, a veneer-smoothing blade. As for the PSA DLV, use a veneer-smoothing blade for proper adhesion.

Fiberboard

A fiberboard is either medium-density (MDF) or high-density (HDF).

Medium-Density Fiberboard (MDF)

Medium-density fiberboard comes in the following thicknesses:

  • 1/4” (6.4mm)
  • 3/8” (9.5mm)
  • 1/2” (12.7mm)
  • 5/8” (15.9mm)
  • 11/16” (17.4mm)
  • 3/4” (19.1mm)
  • 1” (25.4mm)

In terms of sheet types, MDF comes in:

  • Rough Cut to Stock Size (RCSS): 24” X 32”, 2’ X 4’, 2’ X 8’, 4’ X 4’, and 4’ X 8’
  • Rip to Rough Width (RTRW)
  • Precision Cut to Size (PCTS)

High-Density Fiberboard (HDF)

Just like MDF, the 1/8” HDF comes in the following sheet types:

  • Rough Cut to Stock Size (RCSS): 24” X 32”, 2’ X 4’, 2’ X 8’, 4’ X 4’, and 4’ X 8’
  • Rip to Rough Width (RTRW)
  • Precision Cut to Size (PCTS)

Installation

Both MDF and HDF can be installed through pin nails and panel adhesive.

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