Presently various kitchen cabinets are available in the market. Such as acrylic finishes, membrane finishes, laminate finishes, stainless steel finishes, etc. Among various types of finishes, acrylic and laminate finish are the most popular options. The following are the aspects that are considered necessary while choosing a kitchen cabinet:
- Visual appeal
In order to choose the right kitchen cabinet according to your requirements and kitchen aesthetics, it is essential to understand the difference between different types of kitchen cabinets. In this article, we will briefly discuss acrylic and laminate finishes.
Acrylic finishes give the kitchen cabinet a look like they are painted in a glossy finish. They add visual appeal to your kitchen. On the other hand, cabinets with laminate finish are also available in a glossy finish. But they are comparatively less reflective and less striking as compared to acrylic finish.
Acrylic is made up of polymer fibre. Which is quite similar to a lacquer finish. It gives a smooth, seamless, mirro-like appearance to kitchen cabinets. This material is highly appreciated in the field of modular kitchens. Whereas the laminate finish is made up of flat papers and plastic resins are pressed together with the help of a high-pressure automated machine. The top layer is printed and decorated with various patterns. There are two categories of laminated finish.
- High-pressure laminate (used on plywood)
- Low-pressure laminate (used on MDF board)
Acrylic finishes retain their color and smooth gloss for an extended period of time. Such a finish does not lose its visual appeal for many decades. On the contrary, the laminate finish is highly durable and can easily withstand wear and tear.
If the surface is cleaned using glass cleaning spray, or products containing ammonia, then fine scratches can appear on the cabinets with an acrylic finish. Also, the color of the sheet keeps on eventually changing to yellow. On the other hand, if laminate finishes get damaged due to any reason, there is no alternative to repair them. You will need to replace the whole sheet.
If we talk about the varieties and colors of acrylic and laminate finish, then acrylic finishes are available in plenty of bright and vibrant colors. Moreover, they retain their color and gloss for an extended period of time. Same like that, laminate is also available in a wide range of colors and finishes, including wooden, glossy, matte, and ultra-high gloss. They come in many textures, including wood, stone, etc.