Collection Spotlight: Neo

February 1, 2019

Over the course of the past few weeks, we've been featuring each of our main cabinetry collections. Last week, we talked about Impressions and its two main series: IL and ID.

 

This week, we've decided to go over the Neo collection. Neo is a transitional style collection that is highlighted by its veneer slab door design. 

 

 

 

Neo's signature veneer slab door design offers a sleek look while maintaining the natural beauty of wood. Veneer refers to a thin slice of wood, which is applied to an engineered substrate core such as MDF panel (medium-density fiberboard). This provides strength, durability and stability.

 

Neo includes two main series: Aries and Shinnoki.

 

Aries

 

Smooth lines make the Aries a sleek and beautiful choice for a contemporary kitchen. The thin wood edgeband lining the sides of the doors is nearly undetectable. Additionally, this veneer door is available with FSC certified materials or in a diverse variety of color and grain options of environmentally friendly reconstituted wood veneers.

What is your Water-Based Finish made of?

Water Based Finish top coat is a water-borne coalescing finish. It is primarily acrylic with some polymer content. When applied on our flat-line finishing system, it is cured using a UV lamp. Product that cannot be finished on the flat-line finishing system is cured using heat. We use both pigmented and dying stains to achieve the look of your finish on your selected wood species.

Why use water-based finished?

Water-Based Finishes provides a beautiful appearance, stunning depth of look, and smooth, touchable feel that exceeds expectations!

Environmental compliance is another key reason for choosing to use a water-based finish. Many solvents evaporate into what are known as volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. Water-based coatings don’t necessarily contain zero solvents, though. Many contain what are called co-solvents, solvents present in lower concentrations and meant to help push the rest of the water out of the coating as it dries. But since water-based coatings have either no, or considerably less solvents, they are a great way to lower the VOC output.

 

Shinnoki

 

Shinnoki panels are made up of a top layer of veneer, an 11/16” MDF core and a balance layer on the back for stability. This range of wood veneer panels do