What to know about the materials before choosing your doors
Idoors provides a brief and simple analysis of the materials we offer on our website and their main characteristics related to the space in which they are used: the kitchen.
VENEERED DOORS
The veneer is a thin sheet of real wood (veneer) applied to the entire surface of the panel, on a chipboard support.

It is a resistant and precious material that gives the doors the natural look that only real wood can give.

The wood veneer coating gives warmth and, at the same time, modernity to your kitchen, thanks to the wide range of finishes offered (natural oak, tranché effect, real sawn, smoked oak, knotty oak, precious woods in glossy or matt finishes).

Thanks to the use of special stains, the veneer guarantees the technical performance of synthetic materials and is therefore a waterproof and doesn’t get stained or deform over time.
Strengths: VENEERED DOORS
  • Veneered doors are a valid and modern alternative to solid wood doors and is used for modern kitchens
  • It is available in different colors and finishes with intense and unique tones, from natural oaks to stained ones, from particular matt finishes to the high gloss ones and knotty oaks, which make the kitchen warm, with natural wood grains
  • It is a high quality material that gives a feeling of warmth to the touch
  • It is easy to clean, just use a soft cloth moistened with water or, if necessary, with a few drops of a neutral detergent (for further information we recommend consulting our maintenance sheet)
Weaknesses: VENEERED DOORS
  • The veneer is more expensive than other materials such as lacquer or laminate, even if the price changes depending on the kind of wood.
  • It is a material that can be subjected to slight variations in color over time if exposed to direct sunlight, especially in lighter or natural colors.
  • Even if the varnishes used give the wood a high waterproof level, we recommend to always dry the surface and remove any substances coming into contact with the surface.
Door evaluation VENEERED DOORS (From 1 to 5 where the minimum is 1 and the maximum is 5)
Resistenza al calore
Heat resistance
Resistenza ai graffi
Scratch resistance
Facilità di pulizia
Easy cleaning
Resistenza all'acqua
Waterproof
Resistenza alla luce
Light resistance
Eco compatibile
Eco-friendly
Costo
Price
LACQUERED DOORS
The lacquering of our doors is made with polyester and polyurethane stains and covers the entire surface of the MDF panel, including the edges.

The higher the gloss value, the brighter the surface is. Our doors are lacquered in polyurethane finish with 98% gloss for high gloss and 20% gloss for matt.

The thickness of the lacquer, as a result of several coats of paint, is adequate to guarantee the durability of the product and the integrity of the brilliance over the years.
Strengths: LACQUERED DOORS
  • The lacquered door is a very common, resistant and trendy material. Thanks to the variety of colors and effects, it can be evenly and uniformly adapted to any type of surface and to the various customer’s tastes.
  • It is possible to choose between our standard colors or any finishes of the RAL or NCS colorimetric scale, always choosing between high gloss and matt, which can give very different sensations to the same color. The matt lacquer has a better resistance to scratches, the high gloss one has always been synonymous of elegance
  • It is easy to be cleaned, just use a soft cloth dampened with water or, if necessary, with a few drops of a mild, delicate detergent (for further information we recommend consulting our maintenance sheet)
  • It is waterproof
Weaknesses: LACQUERED DOORS
  • It is more valuable and expensive than a laminate product but, at the same time, more delicate in terms of chemical and physical resistance (stains, heat, light). The suggestion is therefore to quickly clean any stains and avoid exposing the doors to direct sunlight to avoid any color variations
  • If the matt surface is frequently cleaned, especially with strong pressures, the typical micro-roughness of the surface will tend to smooth over and, as time goes by, shinier areas may appear on the surface. We recommend, therefore, to take great care in the use of matt surfaces in the kitchen, avoiding sponges and abrasive detergents.
Door evaluation LACQUERED DOORS (From 1 to 5 where the minimum is 1 and the maximum is 5)
Resistenza al calore
Heat resistance
Resistenza ai graffi
Scratch resistance
Facilità di pulizia
Easy cleaning
Resistenza all'acqua
Waterproof
Resistenza alla luce
Light resistance
Eco compatibile
Eco-friendly
Costo
Price
POLYMER DOORS
Our PVC doors are made of an MDF panel covered on the external surface and the edges with a thermoformed PVC foil in different finishes.
 
The PVC completely covers the outside of the door, including the edges, the back is in white melamine. The junction line between the frontal two materials on the inside of the door is the thinnest possible, almost imperceptible.

PVC is waterproof, easy to clean, resistant to wear and scratches, and represents a cheaper alternative, but similar in appearance, to the lacquered or wood door.
Strengths: POLYMER DOORS
  • PVC gives the door a pleasant appearance, very similar to the lacquered one, but with a significantly lower cost.
  • It is possible to choose between a wide range of glossy, opaque and wood finishes and between different profiles that are suitable for different spaces, from modern to classic ones
  • It is easy to clean, just use a soft cloth moistened with water or, if necessary, with a few drops of a neutral, mild detergent and dry immediately with a dry cloth (for further information we recommend consulting our maintenance sheet)
  • It is waterproof to liquids and water based substances
  • It is resistant to bumps because the plastic material of which they are made tends not to crack
Weaknesses: POLYMER DOORS
  • The PVC foil that covers the door is not flat like the3 surface of a lacquered door
  • The rear side of the door is not in the same color as the lacquered one, but is in white melamine
  • It is a material with a reduced surface hardness and does not have a great resistance to heat. The polymer is not suitable for worktops, but only for the production of doors. It is also advisable to pay particular attention to the doors which are near the oven or the dishwasher and to avoid the cleaning with steam jets.
Door evaluation POLYMER DOORS (From 1 to 5 where the minimum is 1 and the maximum is 5)
Resistenza al calore
Heat resistance
Resistenza ai graffi
Scratch resistance
Facilità di pulizia
Easy cleaning
Resistenza all'acqua
Waterproof
Resistenza alla luce
Light resistance
Eco compatibile
Eco-friendly
Costo
Price
MELAMINE DOORS
Melamine is a solid, cheap, durable and versatile material. The melamine finishes faithfully reproduce the surfaces and textures of various types of wood, creating very pleasing visual and tactile effects.
 
It is made of a CARB P2 chipboard panel, the most ecological panel on the market, coated with a paper impregnated with melamine resins, thin and of synthetic material. The melamine covers the front part of the door, the back and the ABS edges are in the same color.
Strengths: MELAMINE DOORS
  • Melamine is a low-cost product. The existence of papers with even more realistic effects, combined with the hardness and resistance of the surface to scratches and solvents, have made it a very widespread material and used in furniture in general.
  • It has a great resistance to scratch and color continuity, without variations in light
  • The available finishes are different and can go from solid matt colors to textures that perfectly imitate the wood grain
  • It is easy to clean, just clean the doors with fresh stain using a damp cloth with warm water and then dry with a clean and dry cloth (for further information we advise you to consult our maintenance sheet)
Weaknesses: MELAMINE DOORS
  • The melamine doors are characterized by a visible edge
  • It has a less natural appearance than other materials
  • The melamine is a solid and durable material, but being the thickness of the plastic material used for the coating thinner than the laminate doors, it is less resistant.
Door evaluation MELAMINE DOORS (From 1 to 5 where the minimum is 1 and the maximum is 5)
Resistenza al calore
Heat resistance
Resistenza ai graffi
Scratch resistance
Facilità di pulizia
Easy cleaning
Resistenza all'acqua
Waterproof
Resistenza alla luce
Light resistance
Eco compatibile
Eco-friendly
Costo
Price
FENIX DOORS
The Fenix ​​is ​​an innovative HPL laminate characterized by a decorative surface treated with new generation resins and with the help of nanotechnology and is available in a wide range of trendy colors.
 
The surface of this material is extremely matt and with a low reflection of light, it is soft, pleasant and silky to the touch, waterproof, anti-fingerprint and ultra-resistant.
 
Fenix ​​doors are made of a E1 class chipboard panel covered with a Fenix ​​layer on the external surface; the back is matching laminate, as well as the ABS edges.
Strengths: FENIX DOORS
  • The Fenix ​​is ​​a super matt, durable, elegant, soft to the touch and very practical material
  • It is anti-fingerprint, resistant to water, bumps, rubbings and solvents.
  • It has a very high resistance to dry heat, to household reagents, abrasions and rubbing
  • It is an antistatic and very hygienic material, since it has a high reduction of the bacterial charge
  • It respects the environment because it lasts over time and it is not dangerous, as it is made of paper and thermos-treated resins
  • Thanks to the use of nanotechnology it is able to thermally regenerate from any micro-scratches, rubbing and abrasions.
  • For daily maintenance, just use a damp cloth with warm water, a neutral, mild detergent or a classic household degreaser (for further information we recommend consulting our maintenance sheet)
Weaknesses: FENIX DOORS
  • The available textures are only matt, soft-touch, there are no glossy finishes or other textures that simulate wood
  • It has a higher cost than the most common laminates such as PVC, melamine and HPL laminate.
Door evaluation FENIX DOORS (From 1 to 5 where the minimum is 1 and the maximum is 5)
Resistenza al calore
Heat resistance
Resistenza ai graffi
Scratch resistance
Facilità di pulizia
Easy cleaning
Resistenza all'acqua
Waterproof
Resistenza alla luce
Light resistance
Eco compatibile
Eco-friendly
Costo
Price
BIO MORTAR DOORS
Bio-mortar is an innovative material, breathable, flexible, hygienic, velvety to the touch and environmentally friendly, free from hydraulic binders, cement, lime, gypsum and epoxy resins.
They are very resistant doors, handmade by expert craftsmen, with a robust MDF panel as core material, and then treated with bio-mortar finish, that covers the entire surface. The end result is an elegant product, with a spatula effect that simulates cement, and is able to give interesting sensations to your kitchen.
 
The presence of material discontinuities and chromatic variations is synonymous of the material uniqueness and naturalness.
Strengths: BIO MORTAR DOORS
  • Bio-mortar is an innovative and environmentally friendly material
  • Surfaces are not subject to any color variations
  • Bio-mortar is a breathable material, resistant to temperature changes and fire retardant
  • It is easy to clean. For a more environmentally friendly cleaning we recommend using natural products such as a hot water solution and a soft cloth (for further information we recommend consulting our maintenance sheet)
Weaknesses: BIO MORTAR DOORS
  • It is a more precious and expensive material than lacquered or veneered products
  • Small spots or slight shadings do not represent a defect, but contribute to make this material unique
Door evaluation BIO MORTAR DOORS (From 1 to 5 where the minimum is 1 and the maximum is 5)
Resistenza al calore
Heat resistance
Resistenza ai graffi
Scratch resistance
Facilità di pulizia
Easy cleaning
Resistenza all'acqua
Waterproof
Resistenza alla luce
Light resistance
Eco compatibile
Eco-friendly
Costo
Price
LAMINATE DOORS
HPL laminate (high pressure decorative laminate) doors are made of a panel composed of sheets impregnated with synthetic resins and subjected to a high pressure process.

It is an hygienic material characterized by practicality of use, resistance to scratches and water.
The ABS or UNICOLOR edges of the laminate doors are glued with polyurethane glues that guarantee resistance to moisture, heat and steam.
 
The laminate doors, available in different finishes that reproduce the wood grain, marble or stone, are a perfect material for contemporary kitchens.
Strengths: LAMINATE DOORS
  • Laminate doors are resistant to scratches, abrasion, stains, heat, water and light
  • The laminate does not absorb liquids and therefore guarantees a high level of hygiene, so it can easily enter into contact with food
  • It is a product that remains unchanged over time and does not undergo any color variations when exposed to light
  • Laminate is more resistant, practical and cheaper material than the lacquered one
  • It has a higher cost than the melamine, but guarantees, thanks to a greater thickness, a higher sealing of the edges to moisture and a greater resistance to bumps
  • Unlike the old generation of laminates, our laminates do not have the thin dark line along the perimeter ensuring in this way a more pleasant aesthetic effect
  • The laminate is easy to clean, just use a soft and damp cloth and dry carefully the surface (for further information we recommend consulting our maintenance sheet)
Weaknesses: LAMINATE DOORS
  • It is not recommended to use strong acids such as some anti-limescale, muriatic acid, etc.
  • It has a higher cost than the more common laminates such as PVC and melamine.
Door evaluation LAMINATE DOORS (From 1 to 5 where the minimum is 1 and the maximum is 5)
Resistenza al calore
Heat resistance
Resistenza ai graffi
Scratch resistance
Facilità di pulizia
Easy cleaning
Resistenza all'acqua
Waterproof
Resistenza alla luce
Light resistance
Eco compatibile
Eco-friendly
Costo
Price
CLASSIC DOORS
Our classic solid wood doors usually have a frame and a raised panel. The solid wood, material of which they are made of, is a warm, "living" material that conveys a feeling of solidity and durability.

The available finishes are different, from traditional woods to the open-grain brushed ones that give a touch of modernity.
Strengths: CLASSIC DOORS
  • Idoors classic solid wood doors are available in different types and finishes. Depending on the wood chosen (walnut, cherry, ash, etc.) the doors have different shades, also depending on the light present in the environment
  • Natural wood is environmentally friendly: our doors are made of quality raw materials that comply with all environmental regulations and standards and have low formaldehyde content.
  • A solid wood kitchen is more durable and resistant: a classic kitchen has always been synonymous of strength and durability over time. The wooden doors can be easily repaired from small defects, signs, small cracks and protected from wear with insulating or specific wood products.
Weaknesses: CLASSIC DOORS
  • Wood is a living material: Natural wood must be treated with care; it moves and is therefore subject to variations based on light and humidity. Excess moisture can lead to slight deformations over time. We therefore recommend paying attention to the temperature and humidity in the kitchen.
  • Cost of solid wood doors: this precious and high quality material has a higher cost than the other ones, even if the price changes according to the wood chosen (the walnut, for example, is more expensive than ash).
  • Care and maintenance: solid wood kitchens require correct and constant maintenance. You have to clean the doors with a wet cloth following the grain direction and always well dry the surface (for further information please have a look at our maintenance sheet
Door evaluation CLASSIC DOORS (From 1 to 5 where the minimum is 1 and the maximum is 5)
Resistenza al calore
Heat resistance
Resistenza ai graffi
Scratch resistance
Facilità di pulizia
Easy cleaning
Resistenza all'acqua
Waterproof
Resistenza alla luce
Light resistance
Eco compatibile
Eco-friendly
Costo
Price