Thermofoil is a plastic material which is thermoformed to the profile of an underlying engineered wood core such as medium-density fiberboard. Commonly available synthetic material is a thin, tight, heat-sealed plastic wrap used to mold over an MDF substrate. Thermofoil cabinet doors can
be a solid color or imitation wood grain. The cabinet boxes that accompany these doors can be finished in various materials such matching thermofoil, coordinating paint, and laminates. Thermofoil is available in a range of textures and sheen levels. For a budget kitchen remodel, a thermofoil cabinet door is an easy and economical alternative to white paint. Heat-generating appliances such as coffeemakers and toasters should not be placed too close to the cabinets.