What Materials Are Available for Cabinet Refacing?

Kitchen with stainless steel stove and hood. Paired with white cabinets and tile backsplashAre you considering a refacing project for your kitchen cabinets? As a refresher, this service involves replacing your cabinet doors and drawer fronts and installing a veneer over your existing cabinet boxes. Since most of your cabinets will remain in place, you may want these new components to be made of the same material as the original parts. Luckily, many of the materials that are available for refacing are the same as the ones used for cabinetry. Some of the more common ones include:

Medium-Density Fiberboard

This material is made by pressurizing layers of wood particles and bonding them with a resin. While medium-density fiberboard has grown in popularity for many home renovation projects, it tends to have a shorter lifespan compared to pure wood products.


PVC boards are a cheaper option for cabinetry. While it’s lightweight and easily customizable, PVC is prone to damage and therefore not entirely durable. 


Real, solid wood continues to be one of the most popular cabinetry materials since it’s so sturdy and offers such a rich appearance. Plus, you can pick from various wood finishes or choose a more unique, solid color for your refacing project.

If wood is the material you have in mind for refacing your cabinets, you should turn to Tundraland. We proudly use real wood for our cabinet refacing services, so you can feel confident that you’ll be receiving a quality update to your cabinets. If your kitchen cabinets are overdue for a facelift, make a change by contacting Tundraland today.

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