Learning the lingo and terms used in the kitchen industry may be new to you, the names of styles of kitchen cabinets and the choices of materials used in countertop manufacturing, etc.
We have compiled this comprehensive glossary of terms that are most frequently used by our kitchen designers during the process of renovating a kitchen. This glossary will help you make clear decisions for your kitchen cabinets, counters, and much more.
WOOD PARTICLE BOARD
Panels of wood particleboard are created by compressing particles and/or flakes of wood with resin and forming the mixture into a sheet. Kitchen cabinets made from melamine or real wood veneer are composed of 80% particle board.
These panels are significantly lighter and more flexible than MDF, which makes the installation somewhat easier. Particle board and MDF have a similar quality, when professionals choose particle board it’s a matter of functionality.
SINGLE-PANEL MOLDED DOORS
Single-panel molded doors are made from a thermoformable polymer which allows us to mold a 3D film onto the MDF panel, this eliminates the need to install edge binding and creates a seamless door. On the other hand, We do need to pay special attention to excessive heat with this material. Please review “Avoiding heat damage in your kitchen”. Please note that the inside of your doors remains melamine.
The five-panel door consists of a shaker-style door and four panels that form the sides of the door, framing the center. The center panel can be made from several different types of material, plywood, melamine, MDF, or natural wood that can be flat or molded.
Shaker doors are in the five-panel door Family, they are uniquely offered in the square-styled door.
INSIDE SLIDING DRAWERS
Inside sliding drawers is a clever way to organize and easily access the storage of utensils, pots and pans, food, and much more. Generally, it is made up of an open box drawer with rails installed within the cabinets. The box has a front, back, and two sides and a pair of slider rails.