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Maple is a hard, tightly but sublty grained wood that can have colour variations from a pale white to a pale reddish tone. The finish that is chosen for maple can enhance its natural beauty, or reduce the subtle variations through the use of darker stains.



Oak is a popular choice in cabinetry due to the durability of its moisture resistant wood. Characterized by strong, open graining, red oak has a natural range of colour from light to dark and mineral deposits within the grain increase its natural beauty.



Cherry has a warm reddish undertone animated with bold grain patterning and enhanced with pitting which complements the warmth of historical settings. The appearance of cherry can vary dramatically with the stain colour applied to it, and has a natural tendancy to darken over time.



AyA offers a variety of engineered exotic woods: Wenge, Zebrano, and White Oak all of which are sustainable woods that have the additional benefit of exceptional grain consistency. AyA also offers Walnut in a natural form that celebrates the beauty of its grain.



Painted finishes are solid, opaque colour applications on both wood and/or MDF that do not reveal any grain characteristics and which can be accentuated with hand glazing. The natural expansion and contraction of wood doors with painted finishes can have the effect of emphasizing the joinery.



Laminates come in a wide range of colours, finishes and textures. Whether mimicking the natural aspects of wood or as an alternative to paint. Laminates are a versatile and economical option. AyA offers a variety of laminates including Thermofoil, standard and textured Melamine and High Gloss PET.