If you have plenty of cabinet space and the cabinets are structurally sound simply changing the cabinet doors is far more affordable than replacing your entire kitchen cabinets or bathroom vanity.
As time changes, styles change also. It's amazing what a little time and some new cabinet doors and dovetail drawer boxes will do to enhance the look of your kitchen or bathroom. You can add a personal touch to your kitchen, bathroom or even your closet with our wide variety of cabinet door styles available in many types of hardwood that can be combined with applied moulding for a unique and custom cabinet door. If your space is lacking organization and functional cabinet space check out the Cabinet Organizers & Accessories.
Whether you are planning to create a space for you and your family to enjoy and be proud to own or planning to resale your home always spend your time in designing three very important spaces. When you get ready to resale your home there are three major places a new home buyer will be looking for, an amazing kitchen, bathroom and also a well organized closets. Having organization and adequate storage space in the closet is a must have.
You cant go wrong renovating an outdated kitchen. Kitchen remodeling is the home improvement job that adds the most value to your home. Youll recover 80%-90% of your kitchen remodeling costs in the value added to your home.
A bathroom update is another great way to update your home, also increasing the value of your home tremendously. The importance of this room in our homes and in our busy lives should not be overlooked. This space is the beginning and ending of each and every day. Making this room a relaxing, enjoyable experience is well worth the time and money.
Having drawers in a closet is not only for convenience it helps increase the living space in the bedroom.
Before you begin re-painting your cabinets, you have another option. Painted cabinets can be changed to real wood cabinets just by using Flexwood ®. Flexwood ® allows the flexibility of changing a painted cabinet to a beautiful natural stained wood cabinet. Flexwood ® is an economical way of updating your kitchen or bathroom cabinets without the total expense of replacing the cabinet boxes.
Flexwood ® is the original flexible wood veneer sheet. YES, it's real wood! Select wood veneers are permanently bonded under heat and pressure to a resin saturated backer sheet. This backer allows flexibility and acts as a barrier to prevent adhesives and finishes from penetrating.
Take some time to visualize what you want your refreshed kitchen to look like before you decide. This could be an opportunity for you to not only get the cabinets cleaned up, but to completely change their look.
This Flexible Material comes with Pressure Sensitive Adhesive for re-facing cabinets.
PSA (Pressure Sensitive Adhesives) a peel and stick application.
NO ADDITIONAL ADHESIVE REQUIRED WITH THIS PSA PRODUCT.
Preparation is the most important step in the process of re-facing your cabinets, and it is very important to make sure that all of the surfaces you are going to apply with Flexwood ® are completely free of all grease, grime; food residue and whatever else may be stuck to them.
STEP 1 :
Remove curl from veneer sheets. Lay sheets flat and cover with plywood while sheets acclimatize to the ambient conditions of the job site. Ideal conditions are 70º 80º F at 35% - 50% relative humidity; prior, during and after installation. If you pre-finish sheets as 2 x 8, they should be dried, re-rolled just as received, and placed back in the original shipping carton. This will help pre-finished sheets stay flat until used on the job. Unsupported, un-mounted pre-finished sheets are subject to finish cracking under adverse conditions of humidity and temperature.
STEP 2 :
Pressure sensitive adhesive sticks best to lacquered, enameled, or varnished top-coated surfaces which are not peeling, cracking, or flaking and are free of dirt, dust, grime wax or grease. This product normally comes 24 wide. Do not attempt to join sheets to cover areas wider than 24.
Never attempt to use this product in direct contact with bare wood, sanding sealers, high pressure laminates, melamine surfaces, or other plastic surfaces.
It is the sole responsibility of the installer to test each surface to determine if this product is suitable for each application.
STEP 3 :
Use only Denatured Ethyl Alcohol (SOLOX) to remove grease, grime, dust and waxes. Never use mineral spirits, naphtha, or gasoline. These leave an oily film on the finished surface. Then uniformly scuff sand the finished surface with 280-320 No-Fill sandpaper. (If bare wood is exposed use enamel, lacquer or varnish topcoats to coat the exposed bare wood) Then tack-rag wipe dust free. Re-wipe with denatured ethyl alcohol and apply the sheet.
Trim veneer sheet ½ oversize all around to allow trimming. Loose fit the sheet with the release liner in place to ensure correct fit.
STEP 5 :
Slit the release liner along the centerline of sheet and peel back 1 on each side to reveal 2 wide strip of adhesive. Crease the liner flat.
STEP 6 :
* Do not use J roller. Sheets must be scrapped down tightly with a Flexwood Scraper.
* Do not allow adhesive to pick up trash or dust.
* Keep fingers off the adhesive.
* Do not press tightly to surface until certain that the sheet is in the correct position.
*Installed veneers must be promptly finished to guard against high humidity conditions.
STEP 7 :
Align the sheet
STEP 8 :
STEP 9 :
Pull the release liner from the back of the sheet and scrape the veneer to the surface as you pull the liner. Do not use fingers to smooth the veneer. This will result in bubbles. Use the scraper tool. J rollers do not result in sufficient nip pressure. Insufficient pressure during application is the major cause of delaminating and checking after application. Pressure sensitive adhesives are very sensitive to lack of pressure. Strive for all possible scraper pressure during application.
STEP 10 :
The scraper tool must be used to apply pressure to the sheets. It is very important to eliminate all bubbles and trapped air which will result in a failed application. Go Slowly! It is necessary to exert maximum pressure on the surface with the scraper tool. Use of the release liner or Kraft paper between the scraper tool and the veneer surface will eliminate any burnishing of the veneer.
Re-facing kitchen cabinets
If you are installing this product on kitchen cabinet end panels do not jam fit the sheets tightly between the back of the face frame, and the wall. All wood tends to expand in the presence of high humidity. For that reason, never jam Flexwood sheets between limits. Allow at least 1/16 on each side for expansion. Failure to allow for expansion can result in failed applications.
Pressure sensitive adhesive do not achieve ultimate adhesion until 72 hours after being applied to appropriate surfaces. Bear in mind that wood veneers are vulnerable to high humidity. Remember every installation requires diligence and execution. Birds Eye Maple, Cherry, Maple, and Birch species are unforgiving of any inattention to detail.
In every case we (Flexible Materials &/or Cabinet Door Shop) urge and recommend that purchasers before using any product in full scale production make their own tests to determine to their own satisfaction whether the product is of acceptable quality and is suitable for their particular purposes under their own operating conditions. The products herein are sold without any warranty as to their merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any other warranty, express or implied. No representative of ours has any authority to waive or change the foregoing provisions but, subject to such provisions, our engineers are available to assist purchasers in adapting our products to their needs and to the circumstances prevailing in their business.