When it comes to kitchen cabinetry, you’re not alone in feeling a little overwhelmed. High-quality laminate finishes are a popular choice for many of our customers since they complement the modern interior design perfectly. Consider these points before making your final decision on whether you want a Sunmica plywood kitchen or a laminate-finished kitchen.
When choosing a colour for your kitchen, remember that it will have a significant impact on the entire look of the room. Your modest kitchen may look smaller if you decide to paint it a bright red like your friend’s huge home. It’s important to pick a colour scheme that fits your cooking technique, the quantity of natural light in the room, and your own preferences, of course. Remember that white and light colours make a room appear larger, but they also make it more difficult to keep clean. Scratches might be more easily seen on dark surfaces than on light ones, so keep that in mind.
– High-Pressure Laminates:
At an extremely high temperature and pressure, high-pressure laminates adhere to the substrate. Low-pressure laminates, on the other hand, are far less durable. When it comes to the kitchen, every surface must be water and heat-resistant. Laminates in this category are usually 0.7 to 1.22 microns thick. Even with a high-pressure laminate, extended exposure to water and moisture is not recommended.
– Flame-Resistant Laminates:
The brands you purchase should have antibacterial and flame-resistant qualities to ensure that they are long-lasting and safe. Unlike combustible materials, flame-resistant surfaces are extremely difficult to ignite. Smoke and heat are also less likely to damage them. Anywhere in your home where germs and bacteria are a problem can benefit from antibacterial surfaces.
– Edge Banding for Laminates:
The kitchen cabinets made with Modular Kitchen laminates will almost always have an edge banded finish. Your shutters’ exposed sides can be finished with edge bands, which are thin strips of laminate used to offer a clean look as well as structural integrity to the shutters. The edge band prevents moisture from penetrating the shutters’ core components by sealing in the shutters’ outside surfaces. Laminated edge band strips are selected to match the shutter’s thickness and colour.
For Your Kitchen Cabinets, Which type of laminate is the best suited?
Kitchen laminate finishes come in a wide variety of styles and colours. For your convenience, below is a brief description of each of the options.
1. High Gloss Finish Kitchen Laminate:
As the name suggests, high-gloss laminate has a glossy sheen that reflects light like a mirror. Cabinets painted in lighter shades reflect light, making your kitchen appear larger and airier. Don’t go for this finish, if you don’t have the time to keep cleaning; it requires regular cleaning with a spray because even fingerprints are plainly visible. Scratches are visible on these surfaces, thus they must be handled with care.
2. Matte Finish:
Laminates with a matte finish have a medium reflectivity and are easier to clean than those with a high gloss. Aside from being quite practical, they’re also extremely resilient and don’t exhibit any signs of wear and tear. Laminate is commonly used to finish the interiors of cabinets and drawers. If you want a thicker laminate on the outside, you can go for one that is at least 1 mm thick.
3. Textured Finish Kitchen Laminate:
To give your kitchen the look of real wooden sunmica, laminates with textured finishes that mimic the grain and appearance of real wood are available. You can also select from a variety of leather finishes and textures, such as ribbed or dotted patterns.
Don’t forget to wipe down textured surfaces with soapy water at least once a month to keep them clean and free of oil and dust buildup. These laminates are extremely resistant to scratches and grime, making them ideal for use in high-traffic areas.
4. Solid Colour:
We’ve all seen and loved the vivid colours of some kitchens, such as yellow, green, blue, and red. The best way to get this look is to choose complementary colours that bring life to the space. There are a wide variety of colours to pick from, so don’t be afraid to experiment. Glossy and matte finishes are available for solid colour laminates.
5. Metal Finish:
In addition to stainless steel and brushed steel finishes, laminates can also be found in copper and gold tones. These are more expensive than other laminate options, but they give your kitchen a richness that makes the additional cost-beneficial when utilised sparingly. Lovely colour combinations include steel and white, or a wood finish with copper. Try different combinations of hues until you discover one you like.