SURFUSION – What’s The Big Deal?Thursday, May 31st, 2012
In our first post we briefly discussed SURFUSION, and referred to it as a “kitchen refacer’s dream.” So what’s the big deal and what does it mean for you? If you use cabinet refacing supplies, you’re gonna love this.
For years cabinet refacers have had to struggle to find close matches between various types of material. The task of matching melamine, HPL, polyester, edge banding and thermofoil was daunting to say the least. Even when cross reference charts are provided declaring different materials as “matches”, variation in base material, printing technology, top layers and surface texture lead to varying differences in appearance. Since light reflection is so important for color perception, homeowners may approve the match at one angle, but when the job is completed….well….that can be another story altogether. With SURFUSION, we make this headache go away without the use of pharmaceuticals.
How did we do it? Through Campana’s investment in cutting edge technology, both home grown and commercially available. We have the capacity to take the most beautiful, realistic thermofoil patterns available today and make everything you need to laminate or reface a kitchen cabinet. No longer are you limited to thermofoil patterns that supposedly have a melamine, HPL and edge banding match. No longer do you have to stand in fear waiting for the homeowner to approve the finished product, only to hear the words “but the doors don’t match the cabinets!”
Our technology includes a system for flat laminating thermofoil to many types of materials including MDF for the backs of the door and drawer fronts, and phenolic for vertical grade laminate. Our membrane press laminates thermofoil to 3D shaped components such as our one piece cabinet doors, raised panels for five piece doors, and various cabinet accessories. Moulders shape MDF into various patterns for our five piece door stile and rail material, as well as our moulding options. Profile wrappers then laminate them with the same thermofoil used on our one piece doors, raised panels, accessories, and laminate options. Now, no matter where the homeowner looks, they’ll see the same material. There is no better match than exact!
So if you’re looking for a safe source for cabinet refacing material give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.