While many homeowners perceive laminate cabinetry as cheap-looking and dated, the truth is laminate cabinets have come a long way in recent years. With advances in design and materials, today’s laminate cabinets are a great option to consider for your home. Not only is laminate durable and maintenance free, it’s typically a more economical choice than wood and is available in a wide-range of designs.
Laminate is a synthetic material that is adhered by pressure to a substrate. In general, there are two different types of laminate doors – low pressure laminates and high pressure laminates. Low pressure laminates, you guessed it, are adhered at a lower pressure and are often thinner than high pressure laminates, typically making them the most cost-effective option. That said, they are also more susceptible to cracks and chips. Low pressure laminates are typically comprised of plastic & medium density fiberboard (MDF), whereas high pressure laminates have a high density fiberboard (HDF) core making them the most durable option on the market today.
Both, however, are easy to clean, and resistant to fading and warping. This makes them a perfect choice for rooms that have higher humidity levels, such as bathrooms & laundry rooms.
Knowing how durable they are, makes them a great option for kitchens too. It’s the most used room in the house. Do you really want to worry about fading, warping, & chipping or cracks? We didn’t think so.
Best of all, laminates are now offered in a variety of beautiful colors, textures and finishes, such as the Shaker-Style Valen Laminate from Quality Cabinets. The sleek style and versatility of laminate cabinet design make them a perfect choice for homes with contemporary or modern flair. But with the right finish they can certainly work for traditional homes too.
Learn more about laminate and other options for you home by reading our convenient guide to cabinets. You can also stop by our showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation with one of our knowledgeable designers to find out how ACo can help transform your home.
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by Amanda Wagoner