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Recolouring cabinets is the most economical way to freshen up your kitchen or bathroom if you’re happy with the existing door style and layout.

Recolouring is a less invasive way to renovate which avoids dust and demolition and still allows you to have a functional kitchen or bathroom throughout the reno.


Cabinet Refacing is a popular solution for homeowners who do not want to live through a total tear-out. It’s like giving your cabinet a facelift without interrupting your busy lifestyle. With so many choices like MDF, Wood, Thermofoil and more the options are endless.

Replacing & Adding Cabinets

Are you creating a new kitchen or need cabinets for your office? Do you need more storage in your walk-in closet? We have 100% custom cabinets to fit all your needs or RTA (ready to assemble) cabinets for cost effective projects.

With over 500 designs of doors and more than 1,000 colours, stain and finishes, we have the door that you’re looking for. Our experienced design consultants are here to help you create a unique space to meet your lifestyle.

Materials, Style & Colours

Cabinet Materials Comparison

Cabinet Material Comparison
Door TypeMaterials & Info
3D Laminate
(Low Pressure Laminate)
• MDF board as the base
• Melamine overlay
• The MDF board is cut once from a CNC machine then a rigid decorative specialized film is applied over top.
• MDF board as the base
• Vinyl overlay (the rigid thermo-foil)
• The MDF board is cut once from a CNC machine then glue is applied to the thermo-foil vinyl overlay and placed over the MDF door. Heat presses the vinyl to the door and dries the glue.
Painted MDF
(Medium Density Fiberboard)
• MDF is made from refined pine or eucalyptus chips blended with synthetic resins & pressed into boards.
• Primer & Paint (Lacquer)
• The MDF board is cut twice from a CNC machine to ensure cleaner lines.
• Doors are covered in 2 coats of primer & 2 coats of lacquer
• Highly resistant to chipping, denting & warping.
• MDF board as the base
• Polyester veneer overlay (more expensive & durable than vinyl)
• A seamless layer of polyester veneer is attached to both sides of an MDF door at high heat.
Wood Veneer• The frame is made from thin slices of wood.
• The centre is made from particleboard or an MDF board.
• Wood veneer is made from thin slices of wood & glued onto MDF or particle board.
Solid Wood• Solid wood from various types of trees, ex: maple, oak, cherry, pine, etc.
• Corners of the frame are mortise & tenon or rail & stile joints, glued for strength.
• The centre panel is slightly smaller than the frame to compensate for the natural movement of wood.
Mitered Wood• Solid wood from various types of trees, ex: maple, oak, cherry, pine, etc.
• Corners of the frame are mitered joints. (more detail & workmanship)
• Allows for the wood grain to follow a continuous pattern.
Acrylic• MDF board as the base
• A solid colour acrylic sheet is applied over the MDF.
Glass Inserts• The center panel is removed so glass can be inserted into the frame.
• Decorative styles are available such as Mission or French.
• Different textured glass is available for inserts.

Cabinet FAQ

Listed below are some of our most common questions about cabinets. If you have additional questions, please contact us 1-877-648-7997.

What are the differences between door style materials?

RTF (Rigid Thermo-Foil) doors cost less, easy-to-clean, durable, and available in many wood-like finishes. RTF doors are manufactured in 1 piece using a high density fibre particle base which is shaped by sophisticated CNC routers with cutting edge software technology.

Prestige doors are manufactured in 5 pieces assembled together with a seamless layer of polyester veneer (0.05mm) to both sides of a MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) substrate at fairly high heat. Doors are extremely durable, fade-resistant and come in a variety of colours.

MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) Paintable doors are manufactured 1 piece from refined pine and or eucalyptus chips blended with synthetic resins to produce a versatile material that is so dense and highly resistant to denting, chipping and warping. It has no imperfections, knots or impurities that alter the appearance of the product over time, making it easy to router and perfect for painting doors.

Wood Veneer doors have the look of solid wood but cost less. Made from thin slices of wood and glued onto a core panels made of particle board. The frame is still usually made of solid wood that is assembled together in 5 pieces. This process makes a durable and beautiful door, and makes otherwise expensive exotic woods affordable.

Solid Wood doors are ¾” thick available in Maple, Oak, Cherry and Pine assembled together in 5 pieces. Rail and stile joints are all glued for superior strength, and designed to accommodate seasonal humidity, ensuring maximum durability over time. The choice of stain colour options is overwhelming.

Mitered Wood doors allows for the wood grain to follow in a continues direction and can be used anywhere you would use a wooden door. Mitered doors cost more than most because of the complexity to manufacture and assemble 5 pieces are the most expensive matching materials are available for gables and frames.

What's the benefit of buying an RTF Door instead of Solid Wooden Door?

RTF doors have the look of real wood but are about 1/3 the price of Solid Wood. RTF material can be easily replaced compared to solid wood that is next to impossible to match stain, finish and wood grain.

Why Recolour instead of Refacing Your Cabinets?

Cabinet recolouring is the most economical way to freshen up your kitchen or bathroom, providing you are happy with the existing door style and cabinetry layout.

Why Reface instead of Replacing Your Cabinets?

Refacing costs about 40% less than replacing cabinetry and orders are manufactured within 2 – 3 weeks, transforming your kitchen in just a few days, without shutting down the heart of the home or living through a full scale demolition.

Why Remodel Your Kitchen?

A full scale Kitchen remodeling project allows you to create the perfect work space that caters specifically to your unique lifestyle, without sacrificing functionality, colours or door styles.

How Can I get the highest return value on my Kitchen?

You should cater your design to the largest percent of population that would desire your kitchen. The following age groups are looking for specific colours, designs and features within a kitchen:

AGES 25 to 35, tend to prefer dark counters, light to medium toned cabinets with a 50/50 mix of contemporary and traditional styles with clean lines. Desired features include tall cabinets, large drawers, deep pantry, breakfast bar or island.

AGES 35 to 45, tend to lean towards light counters and dark to medium toned cabinetry. There’s also a 50/50 split among this group on contemporary and traditional style. Features are the same as ages 25 to 35, although crown mouldings, light valance, under cabinet task lights and soft close hardware are extremely popular.

AGES 45 to 55, age groups prefer light counters and neutral toned cabinetry. This age group likes to make safe design choices. They opt for the more traditional types. Accessibility and pull-out features such as smart corner, waste pails, spice racks, cutlery trays, wine racks and more pull-out drawers add the greatest value.

Why Contact CRS?

CRS has a unique advantage over competitors because we manufacture our own cabinets and countertops in-house. By owning the manufacturing component, finished products are custom made to fit perfectly and installed much faster, minimizing the disruption in the home. 

Cabinet and Door Warranty

Cabinet and Door Warranty

CRS Cabinets (the “Company”) warrants its RTF Doors and Drawer fonts for five (5) years following the date of purchase, against warping, colour fading and de-lamination. There is no warranty on warping for opening over 40” high. Openings with Finger Grooves are warrantied for a three (3) year period only.

Wood Doors and Drawer fonts are warrantied for one (1) year period against splitting and warping. The warranty is only for doors and drawer fronts in an unfinished state and in good condition as originally delivered. Doors wider and/or higher than 40” with one panel are not covered for warping under the warranty.

The Company will at its option repair or replace, without charge, such product if it is found to be defective in the material or workmanship, provided the Company is given an opportunity to make an onsite investigation inspection of any asserted defect within TWENTY (20) days of discovery. The repair or replacement of any products sold under this limited warranty shall not extend the terms of the warranty beyond the original term as set forth above. All repairs that qualify under the limited warranty must be performed by the Company or its designated authorized service agent. This includes reasonable labour charge needed to repair or replace the products covered hereunder.


  1. This limited warranty does not cover any damage due to abuse, misuse, neglect, mishandling, acts of god or nature, improper care causing splitting, dents, staining, scratching are not warrantable.
  2. Adjusting door hinges, drawer glides, handles or pulls within Thirty (30) days of installation.
  3. It does not cover damage due to connecting products such as faucets, sinks, cabinets, existing counter tops, cook tops, appliances, flooring, walls, etc.
  4. This warranty does not cover products or services that have not been paid for in full.
  5. Physical abuse or damage that is not as a result of a defect in the manufacturing of the material.
  6. Failure to maintain the product in accordance with Care & Handling of Products.

Care & Handling of RTF/Prestige Products
RTF doors can be kept looking like new, but proper cleaning material need to be used. To clean RTF doors use Methyl Hydrate, or Soap (no-abrasive) or Denatured Alcohol and water. Use of any other cleaning agent will void the warranty.

Do Not Use:
Any abrasive rubbing material or cleaner, or solvent based cleaning materials such as lacquer thinners or any other products containing acetone. These solvents destroy the acrylic coating and the doors will discolour when exposed to ultra violet rays.

Closeness to Self Cleaning Ovens
Due to extremely high temperatures vented from self-cleaning ovens. It is recommended that filler be installed between an RTF door/drawer front and a self-cleaning oven.

For coverage under this warranty, attach your original contact to this warranty form. The warranty registration number is the contract number assigned by the Company. To obtain service under this warranty, write to the Company from whom you purchased the product and include a copy of the original contract. The Company’s obligation hereunder is limited solely to the repair or replacement of the item, including necessary labour charges of the product purchased hereunder. No implied or express warranty or merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose is granted by the warranty, except as expressly stated herein.  Except as provided herein, the Company shall not be liable in either tort or contract for any loss or direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or punitive damages or any damages other than the repair or replacement of the piece that is found to be defective by the Company during the warranty period arising out of the use or inability to use residential or commercial products hereunder.

This warranty gives the purchaser specific legal rights: other rights may also be available which may vary from province to province.

This warranty accrues to the original purchaser of the product only and is transferable only if inspected by a Company Representative within 20 days of transfer of ownership; an inspection fee, plus travel charges at the published rate will apply.

Any service shall be performed during normal business hours, and is considered chargeable at the current published rate, unless warrantable as determined by the Company.


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