THE AIS DIFFERENCE

WHY TFL (THERMALLY FUSED LAMINATE) VS. DECORATIVE PAPERS?

Better Water Resistance

TFL manufactured by Funder America and used by Allied Interior Solutions is manufactured using heat to fuse resin impregnated papers directly to the board surface effectively sealing the substrate against water penetration.  Decorative Papers offer less resistance to water as they are not directly fused to the surface of the board.

As you can see from the Boiling Water Test the TFL performs much better over a 4 Hour period of exposure.  The test simulates a hot beverage spilled on the surface and left for an extended period.  The TFL shows no impact while the Decorative Paper bubbles due to its inferior water resistance.

Take comfort in knowing your project has an increased level of water resistance only available by using TFL

Improved Scratch Resistance

Enhanced scratch resistance offered by TFL is an advantage as well.   TFL can withstand the impact and wear of everyday life.

In the Scratch Test the Decorative Paper sample begins to show an impact with 1000 lbs of pressure.  The TFL sample shows no impact until 2500 lbs of pressure is applied.

TFL is the clear choice when it comes to the ability to withstand sudden impacts in high traffic areas.

Durability

TFL can withstand the rigors of daily life and offers an increased lifespan vs. Decorative Papers.

In the Taber Abrasion Test the superior durability of TFL is displayed.

Using S-42 sandpaper the Decorative Paper sample is worn through to the core after 100 cycles while the TFL sample is still not showing signs of the core through 200 cycles.

TFL stands the test of time and is the durable choice over a Decorative Paper alternative.

Decorative Paper

TFL

COMPARE THE AIS DIFFERENCE

AIS CABINETS

Undermount full extension soft close drawer guides

Full extension allows the drawer to open the full length of the slide, providing greater access. The soft-close feature stops drawers from slamming and gently pulls drawers closed the last few inches. Undermount drawer slides are ball-bearing slides; they mount to the sides of the cabinet and connect to locking devices attached to the underside of the drawer. Not visible when the drawer is open, the locking devices are a good choice if you want to highlight your cabinetry. They require less clearance between the drawer sides and the cabinet opening (usually 3/16″ to 1/4″ per side). They also require specific clearance at the top and bottom of the cabinet opening; drawer sides typically can be no more than 5/8″ thick. The space from the underside of the drawer bottom to the bottom of the drawer sides must be 1/2″.

Soft-close hinges

Soft-close hinges have hydraulics built into them so when you close the cabinet door, the hydraulics take over and ease the door closed silently. These hinges will ensure the door shuts smoothly and silently. In addition, they also prevents fingers from being slammed in doors due to the door closing too quickly, it also reduces the noise of closing cabinet door.

OTHER CABINETS

3/4 extension side mount drawer guides

The part of the drawer that remains in the cabinet is the 3/4 extension. Side-mount slides are sold in pairs or sets, with a slide attaching to each side of the drawer. Available with either a ball-bearing or roller mechanism, the slides require clearance – usually 1/2″ – between the drawer slides and the sides of the cabinet opening.

Standard hinges

Standard hinges are not soft close, there is no noise reduction when cabinets doors are closed.