Homes and buildings settle, shift and move over time so it is important to account for those irregularities when putting together your project. If you take a close look, you'll notice your walls are not perfectly straight. As such, our panels are delivered oversized to allow for a better fit on-site.
Our panels are meant to sit proud (i.e. slightly past) the cabinet's facing for a built-in look. There is a huge difference between seeing an installed panel that was manufactured to exact size and an oversized panel that was cut down on site, because you can scribe the oversized panel to fit exactly to an uneven wall.
Our base panels, end panels and tall panels are meant to go to the floor instead of the toe-kick return around the cabinet's side. Please feel free to contact us with more questions about our panels and their sizes.