"Finish" means more than just a pretty color.
While stains, paints and enhancements make your cabinets beautiful, the topcoats are the "icing on the cake" that makes those cabinets last. In addition, the gloss level (sheen) of the topcoat works with the stain, paint or enhancement to bring out the wood grain or add some shine.
Canyon Creek offers three levels of shine for topcoats. The physical properties and application of all three are identical, so there is no difference in how each performs in your home (noted below). You may also select a No Added Formaldehyde (NAF) option for all three gloss levels on stained wood products.
Standard gloss has our highest level of light reflectivity, at around 35%. Standard gloss is available in all five product lines.
Matte gloss is a mid-range sheen, at or near 15% reflectivity. Matte gloss is offered in Cornerstone, Millennia and Katana.
Lo-Luster is a very low sheen, nearly flat gloss-just 5% reflectivity. Lo-Luster is offered in Cornerstone, Millennia and Katana.
Canyon Creek was the first cabinet company to use a combination of equipment technology and finish formulation to greatly reduce the hazardous air pollutants that are found with traditional solvent-based finishing systems. We work continuously with our finishes supplier to test, perfect and implement a finishing system that meets our stringent, self-imposed performance guidelines. Our coatings have been shown to perform as well, if not better, than traditional finishes, and protect the environment without compromising the quality and appearance of the product. The finished cabinetry has the look of fine furniture yet can stand up to virtually any household food product or chemical without damage. Click here to view Canyon Creek's Green Company statement.
As you can see, Canyon Creek's finish meets or exceeds all specifications required by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (ANSI/KCMA A161.1, 1990):
|Coffee||Tea||Olive Oil||Ammonia||Gasoline||Carbon Tetrachloride*|
|Water||Vinegar||Detergent||TSP Cleanser||Shoe Polish||Bug Spray|
|Beet Juice||Citric Acid Solution||Household Soaps||Bluing||Wax Crayon||Ballpoint Ink|
The substances above left the finish unaffected. (No color appreciable surface texture change.) *Used in fire extinguishers and as a dry cleaning fluid.
Alcohol, Mustard and Nail Polish Remover showed a superficial effect: a mild abrasive, such as common cleansers, easily removes stains.
Our multi-step finish process has been designed to provide a smooth, durable, consistent finish to your cabinets. The process starts with select grades of wood and ends in our state-of-the-art finishing area, where three sealer coats are applied after stain application to each door, drawer front and cabinet. We're proud to say that our coatings are some of the most environmentally advanced products used in wood finishing.