Door Material: Which Is Best for You?
Kitchen cabinets can be made from a wide range of materials, including solid wood, thermofoil, PVC, wood veneer ,lacquer ,acrylic, toughened glass, melamine and laminate. As OPPEIN is the largest cabinetry manufacturer in Asia, we produces all the materials mentioned above. Too many choices may confuse you. Don’t worry. Read all this article. And you will get it.
Solid wood furniture is strong enough to easily satisfy all furniture applications, and it can last for centuries. The advantages of solid wood furniture are undeniable. Combine a piece of wood furniture to furniture made from steel or glass and the natural beauty of the wood will add warmth and character to any room.
Thermofoil is a vinyl film applied to a substrate with heat and pressure. The application process makes it possible for Thermofoil to resemble wood detailing more closely than laminate can. Most often white or almond, Thermofoil cabinets are easy to care for and less likely to chip than painted cabinets.
PVC cabinets have many advantages over other material used in kitchen such as it is termite and waterproof.It has very low maintenance and easy to install.It is fire retardant and highly durable as much as 100 years.And the most important it is very economical.
Veneer is a thin layer of material — usually fine-grained wood — overlaid on a cheaper material. Wooden veneers are have a surface backing to add durability to decorative pieces. A veneer is an economical choice when deciding upon aesthetics in construction.
Lacquered high gloss doors are the best from a looks perspective and quite durable too. The collection has more than 35 colors. With matte, high gloss or flash surface. Flawless thanks to the use of premium materials, outstanding pre-treatment and special multi-layer lacquer finishing.
A high gloss, waterproof surface with uniform color consistency and UV stability, acrylic is just the material homeowners are looking for when choosing their kitchen interiors. It create the kind of visual appeal that’ s ideal for custom furniture.
Toughened glass is one of two kinds of safety glass regularly used in applications in which standard glass could pose a potential danger. Toughened glass is four to five times stronger than standard glass and does not break into sharp shards when it fails. Toughened glass is manufactured through a process of extreme heating and rapid cooling, making it harder than normal glass.
Melamine is used to make everything from kitchen cabinets to residential and commercial furniture and shelving. Although melamine may not be the first choice of every builder, it does offer some distinct advantages.
Surface applied to an mdf door, with many colors available. The edges are covered with a pvc edge banding. It is easy to obtain large sample pieces to help with the color decision.
Each option has its merits. At first glance, wood offers natural beauty and a more traditional, country or rustic look, while manmade materials have an endless range of colors and a more modern style. With a little imagination, though, almost any material can work in any kitchen style. In fact, kitchen designers today often use more than one material in cabinet designs, or use the same material but in two different finishes or colors.
So choose your material not just by style, but by cost, durability, available door styles and finishes, and just plain old personal preference.