Acrylic vs Laminate: What’s the Best Finish for Kitchen Cabinets ?


Interiors require cabinets to provide a place to store every utensil in the kitchen. So having a cabinet with superior finish materials, also plays a key role in the interior design process. We always give extensive knowledge on interior materials for every individuals.

Acrylic shutters are high glossy finished panels, similar gloss like glass and flexible like PVC material. it is available in a wide range of colors, thickness and gives a glossy sheen to your kitchen cabinets. They also come in matt finish too.

Aesthetics :

  • If you wish your kitchen to be highly glossy then Acrylic is the best option.  High-gloss acrylic finishes are visually appealing, warm and welcoming.
  • Laminates are also available in high gloss option but they are not as glossy as Acrylic. If one is looking for mat finish for the kitchen then one can find it in laminates.
  • In images you’ll not be able to identify any differences. But when you see it live, it is easy to identify since the are very smooth finish and striking.

Color and Varieties :

  • Acrylic finishes are available in a wide range of vibrant colors and they do not lose its sheen and hue for a long time.
  • laminate finishes have higher varieties than acrylic and includes matt, glossy, ultra high gloss. Apart from colors, these are also available in various textures including wood, Textiles, Metal finishes too.

Maintenance and Durability :

  • There are few brands in market which they provide scratch resistant acrylic panels (i.e. Only if they are 100% pure acrylic). Else you will find non scratch resistant panels which are PVC mixed to reduce cost of panels. Similar case in laminates too, in terms for density in material.
  • Acrylic needs to be well maintained to get rid of fingerprints and dust. but Laminates are more durable than acrylic.

Given their aesthetic appeal and easy to clean properties, acrylic finished cabinets are more expensive when compared to laminates. Laminate finishes offer variety and durability at a significantly lower cost, making them ideal for those on a budget.

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