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At The Kitchen Door Company, we take pride in transforming ordinary kitchens into extraordinary spaces. Our commitment to quality craftsmanship and innovative design is evident in every cabinet door we produce. 

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In this blog, we will go through the heart of our craft - the diverse materials that form the foundation of our cabinet doors. From ABS to PVC, each material offers its own unique blend of style, durability and functionality, ensuring that your kitchen not only looks stunning but also stands the test of time.

ABS Doors

ABS is a material renowned for its exceptional durability and timeless elegance. ABS cabinet doors are engineered to withstand the demands of daily use, making them an ideal choice for busy kitchens. 

With a wide range of colours and finishes available, DIY enthusiasts and trade builders can easily find ABS doors to complement their preferred kitchen themes and colour palettes. Whether opting for bold hues or subtle neutrals, ABS doors offer versatility in design, allowing for customisation to suit individual preferences and architectural motifs. 

Whether you prefer a classic or contemporary look, this provides the perfect combination of beauty and resilience, ensuring that your kitchen remains a focal point of your home for years to come.


Scratch - ABS doors are highly resistant to scratches, making them ideal for high-traffic areas where accidental impacts or abrasions are common. This ensures that your kitchen maintains its pristine appearance over time.

Moisture - Kitchens are inherently exposed to moisture from cooking activities and cleaning. ABS doors boast excellent moisture resistance, protecting them from warping or damage caused by prolonged exposure to water.

Impact - With their robust construction, ABS doors can withstand impacts without denting or chipping. This feature is particularly beneficial in households with active families or in commercial settings where durability is paramount.


Easy to Clean: The smooth surface of ABS doors makes them easy to clean with simple household cleaners and a damp cloth. You can also check this blog for a simple cleaning guide for cabinet doors. This low-maintenance feature is especially convenient for busy homeowners who desire a beautiful kitchen without the hassle of extensive upkeep.

Longevity: Thanks to their durable construction and resistance to wear and tear, ABS doors offer long-lasting performance. Unlike traditional wooden doors that may require refinishing or replacement over time, ABS doors retain their beauty and functionality for years with minimal maintenance.



Raw MDF serves as the canvas for your creative vision, offering endless possibilities for customisation. Raw MDF doors serve as a blank canvas for homeowners and designers to unleash their creativity. 

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These doors are constructed from wood fibres that are bonded together with resin and compressed under high pressure. This results in a dense and stable material that is less prone to warping or shrinking compared to solid wood. Unlike pre-finished doors, these doors can be painted, stained, or covered with vinyl to achieve a wide range of looks and styles. 

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Warping - Unlike natural wood, which can warp or twist when exposed to moisture and humidity, raw MDF is engineered to be more stable. Its uniform composition and density help prevent warping, ensuring that it maintains its shape and integrity over time, even in environments prone to moisture fluctuations like kitchens.

Impact - MDF is generally more resistant to impacts and dents compared to natural wood. This is due to its dense composition, which makes it less likely to dent or scratch easily. While extreme force can still cause damage, MDF doors are better equipped to withstand the everyday wear and tear of a busy kitchen environment.

Longevity - With proper care and maintenance, raw MDF doors can last for many years. Regular cleaning and avoiding excessive exposure to moisture are key to prolonging their lifespan. Additionally, the ability to refinish or repaint MDF doors allows homeowners to refresh their appearance periodically, further extending their longevity.

Structural Integrity - Raw MDF is manufactured under high pressure and temperature, resulting in a solid and stable material. This structural integrity contributes to the overall durability of MDF doors, ensuring that they hold up well to the weight of hinges, handles and other hardware commonly attached to cabinet doors.


Compact Laminate

Next up, we have compact laminate, a material that seamlessly blends strength and style. Engineered with multiple layers of resin-impregnated kraft papers, compact laminate doors offer unrivalled durability and resistance to heat, moisture and stains. 


Compact laminate is a highly versatile and durable material that is particularly well-suited for alfresco kitchen cabinet doors and drawers. Here's a deeper look into why compact laminate is the perfect choice for these components:

Their sleek, non-porous surface not only enhances the visual appeal of your kitchen but also ensures effortless maintenance, making them an ideal choice for busy households. Whether you're a culinary enthusiast or a busy parent, compact laminate doors provide the perfect balance of strength and style, allowing you to enjoy your kitchen to the fullest without worrying about wear and tear.


Impact - Compact laminate is engineered to withstand high impacts without denting or chipping. The multiple layers of resin-impregnated kraft paper are compressed under high pressure and heat, resulting in a dense and solid material that can withstand heavy use. This makes compact laminate doors and drawers highly resistant to damage from everyday impacts, such as banging pots and pans or accidental knocks.

Scratch - The surface of compact laminate is highly resistant to scratches and abrasions, ensuring that cabinet doors and drawers maintain their smooth and pristine appearance over time. This scratch resistance is particularly beneficial in busy kitchen environments where utensils, dishes, and other items may come into contact with the cabinets during daily use.

Moisture - Compact laminate is impervious to moisture, making it resistant to swelling, warping and rotting. This moisture resistance is especially important in kitchens, where humidity levels can fluctuate, and spills are common. Unlike natural wood or other materials that may absorb moisture and become damaged, compact laminate doors and drawers remain unaffected, ensuring long-term durability and structural integrity.

Heat - Compact laminate is also highly resistant to heat, making it suitable for use close to ovens, stoves, and other heat sources in the kitchen. Unlike some materials that may warp or discolour when exposed to high temperatures, compact laminate maintains its stability and appearance, ensuring that cabinet doors and drawers retain their functionality and aesthetics over time.

UV - Compact laminate is resistant to fading and discoloration caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. This ensures that cabinet doors and drawers maintain their colour and finish, even in kitchens with ample natural light or direct sunlight. 

As a result, compact laminate cabinets retain their visual appeal and durability for years without the need for refinishing or replacement.



Last but not least, we have PVC for alfresco cabinets, designed to bring elegance to outdoor spaces. PVC material is engineered to withstand the elements, making them perfect for alfresco kitchens and outdoor entertainment areas. 

With their wide range of colours and textures, PVC allows you to create a seamless transition between indoor comfort and outdoor charm, ensuring that your outdoor kitchen becomes a natural extension of your home. 

Plus, with their durability and low maintenance requirements, PVC allows alfresco cabinets to combine style and practicality, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor oasis with minimal fuss.


Moisture - PVC is inherently resistant to moisture, making it an excellent choice for environments prone to humidity, such as outdoor kitchens and bathrooms. Unlike wood, which can warp, swell, or rot when exposed to moisture, PVC remains unaffected, maintaining its structural integrity and appearance over time. This moisture resistance ensures that PVCs are durable and long-lasting in high-humidity environments.

Scratch and Impact - PVC materials are highly resistant to scratches, dents and other forms of impact damage. This ensures that cabinets retain their smooth and pristine appearance even after years of use, making them an ideal choice for households with children or pets.

Chemical - PVC is resistant to various chemicals commonly found in household cleaners and detergents. This chemical resistance makes cabinet doors easy to clean and maintain, as they can withstand exposure to various cleaning agents without deteriorating or discolouring. Additionally, PVC is less likely to suffer damage from spills or splashes of acidic or alkaline substances, ensuring their long-term durability in the kitchen.

UV - PVC material exhibits excellent resistance to fading and discoloration caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. This UV resistance ensures that PVC cabinets maintain their colour and finish, even in kitchens with ample natural light or direct sunlight. As a result, PVC doors retain their visual appeal and durability over time, without the need for frequent refinishing or replacement.

Temperature Stability - PVC can withstand a wide range of temperatures without losing its structural integrity or performance. This temperature stability makes alfresco cabinets suitable for use in kitchens with varying temperature conditions, including those near cooking appliances. 

At The Kitchen Door Company, we understand that every homeowner has unique preferences and requirements when it comes to their kitchen. That's why we offer a diverse range of materials, each meticulously selected to ensure superior quality and performance. 

Whether you prioritise durability, style, or functionality, our cabinet doors are crafted to exceed your expectations, transforming your kitchen into the heart of your home. So why wait? Elevate your kitchen with our premium cabinet door materials and experience the difference for yourself.

Contact us at 08 9456 3108 or where one of our friendly staff will be able to assist you.