Oct 24, 2016
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Quality Affordable Cabinets

In the New Year, many are planning on updating their kitchens. Doing so is a smart move for homeowners, as any investment in the kitchen typically sees a full return in the value of the home. Regardless of whether one is building a whole new kitchen or refurbishing an old one they can find great deals and high quality made kitchen cabinets that will do the job and then some.

There is a lot to take into consideration when choosing new elements for a kitchen, and the cabinets are no exception. Learn how various styles of kitchen cabinets may be the right choice.

Bamboo is by far the most popular choice for those updating and building kitchens in 2016. The trend isn’t slowing down as bamboo is highly durable and beautiful for those who are looking for a long-lasting style.

Kitchen cabinets in bamboo come in a variety of styles, all of which are loved by decorators across the country. They typically come in a natural or scotch finish and are always high-rated by those who have them installed. They blend seamlessly with bamboo flooring for a complete look that will be shown off for years to come.

Light Finishes
Choosing a light finish such as white or grey is a great way to open up a smaller kitchen or make a bigger one seem huge! Who doesn’t love a big kitchen? Light and airy, these finishes are perfect for those who many not have much natural light in their kitchen.

While many may shy away from light colors because of pets and children, it’s important to know that the majority of kitchen cabinets come with a top coat that makes them easy to clean. They can inquire with the company as to whether their cabinets have this.

Shaker Cabinets
Shaker cabinets are a minimalistic style that are modern and sleek, and a highly sought after look in 2015 going into the next year. They come in all finishes but most tend to appreciate black, white, or dark stains in a shaker.

One can add interest to any shaker cabinet by adding a unique style of drawer pull or cabinet handle. Having fun with the hardware can create a style that is completely original on any type of kitchen cabinets including the ever-popular shaker.

Dark Wood
Dark wood kitchen cabinets will always be a classic and solid choice when it comes to designing a kitchen. Cherry wood is utterly beautiful and can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for friends and family gatherings.

Because dark finishes and woods won’t show fingerprints one can plan to spend less time spot cleaning. Cherry has long been known as one of the most durable woods available so the cabinets should last as long as necessary. Complement the dark finish with some stainless appliances and have a kitchen that cries to be cooked in.
Whatever the Owner Wants

Of course there are plenty of other mid tones and colors for the up and coming trendsetters but the most important element of kitchen cabinets is that they provide lasting beauty and stand up to years of use.

If aligned with a trustworthy supplier, one can expect to get any of these styles and more at minimal cost for a quality product everyone will love. Many times they’ll work directly with the homeowner or builder to design the layout and suggest various cabinet elements which can be a huge help for most. Many discover a design element they never even considered to add character and convenience.

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Oct 8, 2016
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Timberlake introduces new Duraform Doors

The raw materials are innovation and
inspiration. The result is Duraform™, our
new approach to limitless design and value.
Through advanced technology, Duraform™
bonds foils and coatings to warp-resistant
composite wood to create beautiful,
consistent finishes that are durable,
easy to clean and resistant to heat,
humidity and fading.
The Clifton™, Downing™, Barnett™ and
Lausanne® collections offer numerous
design options that pair the popular look of
painted cabinetry with affordability.

Oct 4, 2016
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Humidity and your cabinets

There are 3 critical operations in the manufacturing of wooden kitchen cabinet doors:

  1. Moulder accuracy
  2. Style and rail length cutting accuracy
  3. Consistency in stock removal during the operation of machining the outside edge.

If all three of the critical operations are adhered to, the doors will have a tolerance of 5-thousandths of an inch. (The worst case tolerance is 15-thousandths or 1/64 of an inch.)

Without close attention, consistency in sizing the finished door is almost impossible. When the cabinet door stock is moulded, the width of this stock is the most critical factor in sizing 5-piece kitchen cabinet doors. If the moulded width of the style stock is held within the tolerance of the 5 – thousandths of an inch, all other standardized operations can continue to be standardized.

Sizing is more critical when building replacement doors for the frameless cabinets due to the fact that the tolerance is much tighter on framed cabinet doors.

I think we all are aware of the simple fact that all cabinet doors react to changes in humidity by absorbing or giving off moisture. Are you also aware of the fact that unfinished doors react sooner to humidity changes?

Our outside buildings are built with treated wood to avoid these humidity problems – too bad we can’t use treated wood in the making of our kitchen cabinets!

Due to the fit of the doors, when the doors fit tight, you are able to almost guarantee humidity will not affect your cabinet doors or in some cases warp these doors more than 1/64 of an inch. When this number is only 1/64 of an inch, that doesn’t account for much and in most cases unless you have something to measure it with, or are carefully looking (with a magnifying glass) you will not even see it.

However, with proper care your kitchen cabinetry will provide a lifetime of use and satisfaction. Proper care involves a wood friendly environment – controlled temperature and humidity with minimal changes from day to day and season to season which will ensure your comfort and the temperature and humidity will also ensure the stability and life of your wood cabinetry.

But you must always keep in mind that continuous splashing from a sink or from flooding will result in damage to your wood cabinetry.

Steam can also cause problems of the same sort, whether it is from cooktops or dishwashers.

You probably know to wipe moisture from your wooden cabinetry to minimize damage. However, sometimes if excess moisture is not cleaned up immediately and the wood has a chance to absorb the moisture, an effort should be made to dry out the wood immediately. Try to use fans and dehumidifiers with moisture absorbing cloth and compounds. Please keep in mind that immediate attention reduces the amount of damage and will reduce the chances of mold and mildew.

Whether or not the writer likes the following statement, you should be aware that finishes and other coatings (laminate or foil temper) slow the transfer of moisture. It is never stopped entirely. Solid wood will dimensionally change more across the grain than with the grain; however, bear in mind that plywood, particleboard and fiberboard are more dimensionally stable.

I am sure that we have all experienced particle board and fiberboard which, when exposed to water directly, expands in thickness quickly and dramatically which in more severe cases can cause the finish at the joints to crack. Sometimes, this is much more evident on light colored paint than on stains or dark paints. (I can’t explain the reason for this.)

The crackling caused by moisture is universal and is the nature of products made from wood and is not a reason for replacement. Usually, after you have a moisture problem, if the humidity level is returned to a normal level and maintained for a period to time, these issues will disappear. The best humidity level is between 35% and 50%. Conditions lower than 20% or higher than 80% humidity must be avoided.

On the other hand, dry conditions can result in wood parts splitting and/or cracking solid wood components. The insert panels in the panel doors will shrink and the panel edges will be exposed which causes the unfinished panels in the exposed unfinished panel edges to not match the finished surface of the rest of the panel and door. Again, this is not a reason for replacement but is instead an indication that humidity levels are too low and need to be remedied.

All this aside, temperature increases the percentage which causes the materials to expand and also decreases materials to contract or shrink. Sudden temperature changes cause more dramatic changes and are more likely to lead to cracking and splitting in solid wood. It can also more likely to lead to warping, cupping and bowing in any wood components. So what temperature should you hold at for the good of your wooden cabinetry?

What a question! I usually use the rule of thumb that whatever is a comfortable temperature for me is the temperature that can do the most good for my wooden cabinetry, but if you aren’t sure yet, follow these guidelines:

  1. Use dehumidifiers and/or an air conditioner to control the excess humidity.
  2. Use a humidifier to keep the air from becoming too dry in the winter.
  3. Maintain your normal climate control during a vacation to reduce the risk of damage.
  4. Before installation of your new wooden cabinetry, acclimate the cabinetry by moving it into the room it will be in when installed. This should be done at least 48 hours before installing. If this does not work for you, place them in another area which is basically the same temperature.

Last, but not least, temperature and humidity are also affected by: proper outside drainage, adequate insulation, properly installed vapor barriers and adequate and proper ventilation and air exchange.

Here at G-Wood Flooring Inc., we stress customer service, and no customer service would be complete without you being informed of the facts. These decisions must be made by the customer before the new kitchen cabinets are designed; and in some cases, this can be a hard decision to struggle with.
Whatever is decided upon, G-Wood Flooring would make your decision law and work with you to create your dream kitchen for you. Ask questions so you are an informed consumer and we will be glad to take the time to answer those questions to the best of our ability.
Have a look at our website at http://www.g-wood.ca, leave comments, and/or questions in the forum and get the feel for our services. If you are still in doubt, come in and meet us in person – we guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. Customers are Kings and Queens here – which are you, the King or the Queen?

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