Kitchen cabinets are mainly made of wood and wood-based materials. Made of hardboard, MDF or plywood covered by a layer of paper colored with a thermofused melamine resin, melamine is the most economical cabinet material. The variety of colors and designs is enormous, including a fairly convincing option with synthetic wood grain and textured melamine. Melamine cabinets are easy to clean and do not need to be re-stained or sealed with the passage of.
Melamine cabinets are especially susceptible to scratches and dents, which can be difficult (or impossible) to repair. Melamine is heavier than more expensive cabinet materials and can end up sinking. This material is composed of melamine mixed with pine fiber, then coated with a polyester film. While it's a little more expensive than melamine, it's still very affordable.
Polyester cabinets are available in a wide variety of wood colors and styles. If polyester is scratched, retouching it is not an easy task. Solid wood can be easily customized to create the type of cabinet door of your choice. Solid wood cabinets tend to be expensive.
Solid wood reacts naturally to moisture and can warp or crack. Wood veneer is reasonably durable (more than laminate, but less than solid wood). It is very resistant to deformation. Although HPL is similar to melamine, it is made with multiple layers, under high pressure.
As a result, this material is more resistant to chips, scratches, etc. Most kitchen cabinets are made of chipboard. There are four main types of kitchen cabinet materials you'll find for boxes and door fronts. They are made of solid wood and artificial materials, such as medium density fibreboard (MDF), plywood and metal.
Each has its pros and cons, and you'll want to consider how much they'll cost you, their durability and style, as well as the ease of installing kitchen cabinets before making a final decision. So yes, selecting the right material for your space can be a bit overwhelming. Many people assume that kitchen cabinets are made of wood. While this is very true, you have to qualify for it.
Most cabinet stores sell those that are made of wood, but not all of them are made of solid wood. In fact, some don't have any solid wood components. Below is an overview of the most commonly used materials for cabinets and, of course, ideas for modern cabinets that you might want to consider when remodeling your kitchen. Particleboard is one of several engineered wood alternatives.
It is made of wood particles and chips that are held together by adhesive and compressed to form panels and boards. Nowadays, many cabinets use particle board for boxes and shelves. Particleboard cannot be painted or stained directly, so it is usually covered with wood veneer, laminate or thermal foil. MDF is also a engineered wood composite that is almost as popular today as particle board.
The composition consists of wood fibers rather than chips and particles, but manufacturers also use adhesives to hold them together and compress them into panels and boards. MDF has a higher density than particle board, giving it a finer and heavier texture. Its main use in cabinetry is the construction of boxes, shelves and, in some cases, doors. As with particle board, MDF surfaces cannot be directly stained or painted, since it has no veins.
Therefore, they usually have a layer of wood veneer, laminate or thermal foil. Most people are familiar with plywood, which has many uses in the home. This kitchen cabinet design idea consists of thin sheets of wood called piles, which alternate with adhesive to bond them together like a multi-layer sandwich. Manufacturers vary the orientation of the pile with respect to the grain to make the resulting product stronger and more stable.
Plywood tends to be more expensive than MDF or particle board, so there will be a corresponding premium when choosing cabinets with plywood. You'll often see plywood cabinets among the more expensive cabinet lines. The term “all wood” can refer to an all-plywood construction or to a combination of solid wood and plywood. Less popular than wood cabinets, metal cabinets, mostly stainless steel, are available from some cabinet manufacturers as a complete set of cabinets and drawers.
This is appropriate for modern kitchen styles and industrial environments. In some cases, cabinetmakers will offer wood-based cabinets with stainless steel doors. Melamine is a chemical compound that has many uses, as a component for formica and kitchen utensils. Manufacturers fuse melamine resin and paper into a thin flat sheet that is then used to cover the interior surfaces of chipboard cabinets to make them waterproof and easy to clean.
Another cover for artificial wood products, thermal foil is a vinyl film that covers cabinet doors, boxes and drawer fronts. Manufacturers apply Thermofoil to cabinet surfaces. Most cabinet brands offer Thermofoil cabinets, which are usually MDF or chipboard cabinets with a Thermofoil coating. His love for interior design grew out of a childhood spent dreaming of strange and wonderful ways to renovate his grandmother's house in France (it was a greenhouse roof) and it was spending time around attractive indoor plants and in a hard-working garden that gave him a green touch.