By respecting a few simple rules even a material like wood with a poor resistance to humidity can be used in the kitchen. Nevertheless, solid wood is unsuitable because it warps easily in a place where the humidity rate is continuously changing. The version most often used is the veneered door consisting of a thin, decorative, wooden panel on a sturdy core. The weakness of this solution is its edge, in particular the gap between the decorative veneer and the glued-on edge. The core along the rim is exposed and - if humidity should manage to seep through - will become bloated making the edge come unstuck.
To guarantee their water-resistance, our natural Elm wood panels are made from a natural composite panel coated with water-based varnish and backed by a pre-edged MDF panel. This is our technical choice for a long-lasting product. The pre-edged door is made by applying the edges before adding the wooden veneer. The wooden panel is then applied over the edges at the end of the process so that no gaps are left in between. The door is now sealed, meaning that there is no exposed core between the edge and the wooden panel. This prevents any humidity from seeping through or heat from damaging the inside of the panel.
The Elm finish is available in all thicknesses.
The Eucalyptus finish in the thickness of 4 mm is instead obtained
for veneer pressing on full thickness HPL laminate.