Thermoplastic cabinet – Strong material for your kitchen and bathroom cabinets

Kitchen designer, manufacturer and installer

What is thermoplastic?

Thermoplastic is a material used to cover medium density pine fibreboard (MDF). A layer of plastic is moulded onto the wood panels by heating to create thermoplastic cabinets.

Thermoplastic is a product that is generally popular for its elegant wood imitation and excellent value for money. Find out more about our thermoplastic coat of arms:

The difference between thermoplastic and melamine cabinets

Thermoplastic and melamine cabinets are often compared because the two types of material are visually identical. They offer a finish that is similar to wood cabinets for an elegant appearance, and they also have in common that they are very easy to maintain. However, the two materials differ in one important way: thermoplastic is stronger and more durable than melamine.

Thermoplastic cabinets and heat

Beware, flames or extreme heat can damage the thermoplastic film, but don’t worry, steam from the stove in the kitchen or moisture after a shower in the bathroom will not affect the film on the cabinets. Their strength and elegance are the reasons why thermoplastic cabinets are often the option chosen by our customers.

The advantage of thermoplastic cabinets for your kitchen and bathroom cabinets

Thermoplastic cabinet designs are one of the most affordable options. The thermoplastic finish is clean and moisture resistant, and by choosing thermoplastic cabinets, you will have a wide selection of finish choices in terms of colours and patterns. Treat yourself to kitchen cabinets that perfectly mimic solid wood, but cost much less!

Maintenance of thermoplastic cabinets

Thermoplastic cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom are fairly durable and easy to maintain. The ones that require the most maintenance are the kitchen cabinets: they are more often dirty because of greasy fingers that frequently touch them. Fortunately, thermoplastic cabinets are easy to clean. 

Here are some frequently asked questions about their maintenance:

How to clean thermoplastic cabinets?

One of the most frequently asked questions in terms of maintenance of thermoplastic armour is how to clean it. Fortunately, this material is very easy to maintain and clean. All you need to do is use a degreasing soap and scrub the entire surface of the cabinets with a cloth. Thermoplastic cabinets are very durable, so the cabinets will keep their shape and colour under any conditions.

How to glue thermoplastic cabinets?

To reattach the thermoplastic film to your coat of arms, use white glue between the thermoplastic film and the pine panel. First, remove the cabinet in question from its mounting and lay it down. Then you can apply the glue with a syringe and maintain constant pressure for at least 24 hours. 

If the thermoplastic has peeled off and shrunk, it is unfortunately impossible to reattach it as before. Generally, a very hot air source is the reason why the thermoplastic film comes off. So if you want to remove the thermoplastic, apply heat with a heat gun. Otherwise, you will simply have to change the door. 

How to paint a thermoplastic cabinet?

When painting thermoplastic cabinets, the best option for a good result is to first clean the surface of the cabinets with TSP (trisodium phosphate). This is a solution that prepares the surfaces to be painted and helps to increase the adhesion of the paint. Next, you will need to sand the cabinet surfaces, apply an adhesive and let it sit. Finally, you will need to apply the lacquer to the cabinet surfaces. Reapply a second time if necessary.  

Be careful before painting! It is important to know that thermoplastic cabinets are difficult to maintain after painting. Once applied and dried, the paint is prone to peeling. Any impact could remove the paint.

Advantage PMM cabinet 

We know how important it is to be comfortable in your own home. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen or bathroom and that is why we take to heart the design of your cabinets to provide you with an efficient and comfortable environment. Armoire PMM’s kitchen designers will design your kitchen or bathroom to configure the best way to place the cabinets and maximize your spaces. 

Choose Armoire PMM for your kitchen and bathroom cabinets

For the design, manufacture and installation of your kitchen and bathroom cabinets, call on the services of Armoires PMMl. Our team of experts in the field of construction and design will answer all your needs, questions, and concerns. We offer a service for our customers that will exceed your expectations and our competition!


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