Our materials

Ateliers Jacob uses materials and raw materials that not only meet the most stringent demands in the industry but also, above all, satisfy our customers' expectations in terms of durability, aesthetics and functionality.

A rigorous selection

We are aware that our expertise in creating kitchen cabinets and fittings, as well as bathrooms and storage units, is not enough to fully satisfy our customers. The quality of the recommended materials and hardware is a cornerstone of our philosophy of excellence.

In this regard, we have implemented a very rigorous purchasing process. We have a proven process for finding and selecting suppliers. They need to comply with the exacting standards that we define. All parts received are thoroughly inspected before use.

Because we are convinced of the effectiveness of our purchasing process and because we have been fine-tuning it for over 30 years, we can offer our customers a lifetime warranty on hardware and a five-year warranty on the materials used to fabricate our products.

The materials

Characteristics of the different materials:

MELAMINE, POLYESTERS, LAMINATES

Melamine cabinets ($)

Melamine is, in fact, a particle board (commonly called agglomerate) covered in hot and pressurized form with a sheet of resin-impregnated paper. There is a wide choice of colors, finishes and is used both vertically and horizontally, but never in the counter. This material is easy to maintain and has good resistance to wear, heat, light as well as most chemicals and abrasions. It adapts very well to all budgets and is an economical choice.

Benefits

  • Wide choice of colors and finishes
  • Easy to maintain
  • Economical (fits to all budgets)
  • Good resistance to wear, heat, bending, light, and most chemicals and abrasions
  • Constance in terms of color
  • Chants (edges) in PVC

Disadvantages

  • Difficult to retouch in case of scratches
  • It is difficult to tolerate frequent or continuous contact with a liquid substance in cuts and edges (edges)
  • Limited door styles

Polyester melamine cabinets ($)

This material is in fact a mixture of two materials, the center of the door is melamine while the shutters are made of particles covered with a polyester film. So, we can find a lower-priced wood look. Indeed, the patterns and patterns are much akin to the wooden doors. It is more durable than regular melamine and is resistant to fading. There is a great consistency in terms of color and is easy to maintain.

Benefits

  • The appearance of wood at a lower price
  • Fade resistant
  • More durable than regular melamine
  • Model and pattern that resemble wooden doors
  • Constance in terms of color
  • Easy to maintain
  • Solid construction

Disadvantages

  • Tolerates heat with difficulty
  • Difficult to tolerate frequent or continuous contact with a source of moisture or liquid in the cuts
  • Difficult to retouch in case of scratches

Nu green melamine cabinets (green product) ($)

With the same advantages as regular melamine and without emanations, the NU Green is certified FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) and ECCMC (eco-certified composite panel Association). It contains 100% recycled and reclaimed wood fibers (pre-consumption), which saves trees and avoids filling waste dumps. In addition, there is no resin used in the manufacture. The NU Green is an environmentally friendly solution, perfect for interior designs and very moisture resistant.

Benefits

  • Same benefits as regular melamine
  • Without emanation
  • without urea formaldehyde added
  • Can help achieve LEED points

Disadvantages

  • Same disadvantages that regular melamine

Laminate cabinets ($$)

This material offers a choice of styles, textures and finishes more diversified than melamine. It is easy to maintain and has good resistance to wear, heat, bending, light and most chemical products. Laminate is a sheet-based panel of paper power overlay, in addition to a sheet of decor paper, the whole paper is impregnated with resin and then pressed hotly to polymerization. Laminate is a thin coating board that is used in veneer on a Particleboard. The songs (edges) are also made of laminating, unlike melamine panels that are made of PVC. Some laminates are more abrasion resistant.

Benefits

  • Offers a choice of style, texture and finishes more diversified than melamine
  • Easy to maintain
  • Good resistance to wear, heat, bending, light and most chemical products
  • The edges are also made with laminate, unlike the melamine cabinets that are made of PVC.
  • Some laminates are more abrasion resistant

Disadvantages

  • Difficult to retouch in case of scratches
  • Black lines visible in joints, unless in the Colorcore collection that does not have black lines in the joints.

European laminate cabinets ($$)

The European laminate is a European-style textured melamine from Italy. Thanks to its natural texture, it is very resistant and easy to maintain. This material creates relief and a modern European style. The European laminate offers a variety of colors and textures. It is a product entirely developed in Europe and is derived from new developments in research and technological advancement.

Thermoplastic

European laminate cabinets ($$)

The European laminate is a European-style textured melamine from Italy. Thanks to its natural texture, it is very resistant and easy to maintain. This material creates relief and a modern European style. The European laminate offers a variety of colors and textures. It is a product entirely developed in Europe and is derived from new developments in research and technological advancement.

Benefits

  • Easy to maintain and durable
  • Moisture resistant
  • Wide choice of door style

Disadvantages

  • Sensitive to temperatures over 85 degrees Celsius
  • Difficult to retouch in case of scratches

Polyethylene ($$)

Polyethylene (polyethylene terephthalate) is the new environmentally friendly material in plastics. A versatile and attractive, economical and resistant product. It is available in a matte finish as glossy and is offered in several colors. Polyethylene is one of the thermoplastics resins. It has very good resistance to shocks and chemical agents.

Lacquer on mdf ($$$)

Lacquer cabinets on MDF are available in matte, glossy and Italian-style finishes. These are models that resemble wooden doors while being environmentally friendly because their manufacture does not result in direct slaughter of trees. Medium density fiberboard, MDF, English medium density fiberboard, is made from wood shavings supplemented with synthetic resins. Wood fibers used in the manufacture of MDF are usually derived from pruning timber and wood machining wastes, which allows optimal use of the trees. This material is very insensitive to climatic variations and is homogeneous in all three dimensions. It is also a more economical choice than wood. Ateliers Jacob offers the development of colors according to the palette you desire (e.g.: Benjamin Moore color palette).

Benefits

  • Environmentally friendly since it does not cause direct slaughter of trees
  • Model that resembles wooden doors
  • Wide choice of color and finishes (matte or glossy)
  • Very insensitive to climate change
  • Homogeneous in all three dimensions, no defect
  • More economical than wood
  • Curve less than wood

Disadvantages

  • Available in opaque color only, no wood grain
  • Tolerates hard knocks and shocks (easily marks)
  • Difficult to retouch in case of scratches

Nu green MDF cabinets (green product) ($$$)

No formaldehyde-based resin is used in the manufacturing process. Its level of formaldehyde emission is as low as that of a tree found in its natural environment. Always with the same advantages as the regular MDF and lHe product does not contain an emanation.

Benefits

  • same advantages as regular MDF
  • Without emanation
  • without urea formaldehyde added
  • Can help achieve LEED points

Disadvantages

  • same disadvantages as regular MDF

Solid wood cabinets ($$$$)

Timeless, this material is noble and synonymous with luxury and elegance. Its grain, its motif and its color make this material a natural beauty. Solid wood is easy to maintain, but it must be well maintained so that its color is not altered by sunlight. Each panel offers a uniqueness, different variations and irregularities, which makes this matter so warm. This will bring a lot of warmth to your place and is easy to work as to repair in case of scratch. At Ateliers Jacob, the anti-UV finish is included with cherry and walnut.

Benefits

  • Easy to maintain
  • Timeless
  • Noble material, synonymous with luxury and elegance
  • Several finishing options available
  • Very resistant
  • Easy to work with
  • Repairs easier in case of scratches
  • Anti-UV finish included with cherry and Walnut

Disadvantages

  • Curve with time depending on type and length
  • Its color is likely to be altered by sunlight
  • A moisture level in the ambient air must be kept

Wood veneer cabinets ($$$)

Wood veneer indicates a thin sheet of wood glued to a particle board or MDF base. This is an interesting option that is less costly than solid wood and is very similar in appearance. This material provides the same advantages as solid wood and is even more resistant to moisture. It still allows as many varieties for its colors and finishes (while providing) a warm atmosphere.

Benefits

  • Easy to maintain
  • Timeless
  • resilient
  • Several finishing options available
  • Easy to work with
  • Repairs easier in case of scratches

Disadvantages

  • Its color is likely to be altered by sunlight

Exotic wood veneer cabinets ($$$$)

The exotic wood veneer is the same principle as the regular wood veneer. A thin sheet of exotic wood is glued on a particle board or MDF base. This exotic wood veneer concept allows to create interesting visual effects according to the importance of the grain and pigments a contemporary kitchen giving it character with rich and distinct hues. Its color is likely to be altered by sunlight, which is why the anti-UV finish is included by Ateliers Jacob.

Benefits

  • Allows to create interesting visual effects depending on the size of the grain
  • Spice up contemporary cuisine and give it character with rich and distinct hues
  • Anti-UV finish included

Disadvantages

  • Its color is likely to be altered by sunlight, that's why our anti-UV finish is included

Reconstituted wood cabinets ($$$$)

The reconstituted wood consists of several layers of wood of different species. The veneer sheets are glued to each other, blending several colors neatly, while following a recipe specific to each wood essence wanting to be emulated until a solid block is obtained.

Thereafter, this block is compressed in a press containing trays of irregular shapes and is sliced at different angles recreating thus, the different aspects of natural woods, while having the possibility to reproduce thousands of leaves of the same color as the grain level. This material has been the appearance of wood and allows to recreate exotic wood species. Its color is likely to be altered by sunlight, which is why the anti-UV finish is included by Ateliers Jacob.

Benefits

  • The appearance of wood
  • Allows to recreate exotic wood species
  • Spice up contemporary cuisine and give it character with rich and distinct hues
  • Anti-UV finish included and mandatory
  • Constancy of veneers in terms of color and grain

Disadvantages

  • Its color is likely to be altered by sunlight, that's why our anti-UV finish is included

Stainless Steel ($$$)

Stainless steel offers many possibilities for landscaping and design as much for outdoor kitchens as interior kitchens.

Anti-UV finish (One + Ateliers Jacob)

The anti-UV finish is a transparent lacquer specially treated to protect materials against fading due to UV rays of the Sun. This finish is available with all types of materials, but is included with some solid wood species, exotic woods and reconstituted wood.

NEW MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (One + Ateliers Jacob)

PUR Glue Technology

At Ateliers Jacob, we use a new manufacturing technology in order to continue to offer you the quality of the concepts to which you are accustomed. This technology, hot melt adhesive, is a tested and proven product intended for applications with invisible joints. We use the hot melt adhesive for the edges in laminate, polyester, PVC, resin paper, ABS or PP, in solid wood and veneers. One of the reasons why we use this technology is because it is ideal for a collage and high-quality joints.

The melt pure react with the moisture content of the material to stick and the ambient air. In addition to harden, they undergo a chemical reaction that positively affects the properties of collage. In terms of membership and properties of heat resistance and water, the pure melt is hard to beat.

Benefits

  • Allow to have an invisible glue line
  • High level of thermal resistance
  • Very high level of resistance to moisture, water and steam
  • Unsurpassed resistance of water seals

Disadvantages

  • The properties of the hot melt adhesive depend on the temperature.