8 Most Popular Kitchen Cabinet Finishes

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Membrane finish Kitchen Cabinet Finishes

Introduction

In the world of cabinet finishing, there are a lot of finishes to choose from. You’ll find finishes that range not just in look but also in durability and how easy they are to work with. Kitchen cabinet finishes

Kitchens are the heart of a home—and cabinets are the heart of a kitchen. So it only makes sense that your cabinets should be as appealing as possible, both in terms of form and function. Beyond the fashion, you’ll want cabinets that are durable and easy to clean, smack-dab in the middle of food prep central.

Laminate finish

Laminate finish Kitchen Cabinet Finishes
Laminate Kitchen Cabinet Finishes

If you’re looking for a finish that’s easy to maintain and doesn’t require much maintenance, laminate is your best bet. Laminate is also available in a wide range of colors and patterns so it can complement any kitchen design.

If you want something durable, easy to clean and won’t fade over time then laminate finishes are right up your alley. They’re also easier to install than other types of finishes because the panels are pre-assembled with PVC tapes that almost look seamless at the edges when installed correctly.

UV finish

UV finish is a clear coating that dried in UV light. It comes in solid colors and wood shades, which are less variety compared to laminate. The manufacturing process is elaborate, and it’s priced higher than laminate. Because of its complicated production process, the panel shutters need PVC edgebanding similar to laminates. Eventually finished panels look similar as laminates, except for scratch resistance and easy maintenance (you don’t have to use any wax).

Acrylic finish

Acrylic finish Kitchen Cabinet Finishes
Acrylic Kitchen Cabinet Finishes

Acrylic finish is a very durable finish but depends on thickness of acrylic sheets. The thicker the sheet, the more expensive it gets. As the thickness goes up, price also goes up. Acrylic finished panels are expensive as compared to laminate finishes because they are custom cut to edges of the panels to get a seamless look. Acrylic finished panels need PVC edgebanding if acrylic sheet thickness is less than 1.2mm. Acrylic sheets are custom cut to edges of the panels to get a seamless look, which makes them expensive than other types of finishes due to this reason only

Membrane finish

Membrane finish Kitchen Cabinet Finishes
Membrane Kitchen Cabinet Finishes

This is not a durable finish and though it looks good initially, but after some period of time you will find that the surface has started pealing off. This type of finishing is also known as vacuum forming or thermoforming. Membrane finish has a very limited variety of selection.

The process involves placing an pvc sheet on top of MDF board with help of glue or some other material and then heating the board for few seconds until it gets pasted onto pvc sheet. This is one way of creating panels without using any other adhesive materials such as melamine resin etc., which makes this method far cheaper than any other methods where adhesives are used.

Another advantage with membrane finished panels is that there won’t be any need for edgebanding because edges are naturally sealed by itself due to its construction method, thus creating seamless appearance on edges.

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Glass Finish

Glass Kitchen Cabinet Finishes
Glass Kitchen Cabinet Finishes

Glass finish is another high-end finish. It has long lasting finish, but it is expensive. Glass finish is easy to clean, hygienic and elegant. Lacquered glass as a material is redefining dynamic of contemporary kitchen interiors by its glossiness.

Glass shutters are fragile; they cannot be tempered for durability. because of their weight; this means that some extra care needs to be taken when handling them when installing them on the walls or doors of your kitchen cabinets

Ceramic PU finish

Ceramic PU finish Kitchen Cabinet Finishes
Ceramic PU Kitchen Cabinet Finishes

PU finish is a polyurethane finish that can be applied over almost any existing solid surface. It is a very durable finish and offers good protection against moisture penetration, which means that it will not cause warping or rotting of your kitchen cabinets. The PU finish is very hard and glossy, but you may also find matt versions available.

Depending on the number of coats heigh quality can be achieved. The technique might involve more than 20 steps of sanding and finishing, including the application of numerous layers (sometimes up to 10 or 12) before the final polishing process takes place – all this means that PU finish has a steep price tag attached to it! However, if money is not an issue then consider using this option for its versatile benefits.

Perhaps not surprisingly, all that elbow grease makes this one of the most expensive finish choices since it is highly craftsmanship intense work involved!

Natural Wood

Natural Wood Kitchen Cabinet Finishes
Natural Wood Kitchen Cabinet Finishes

We’re talking about Kitchen Cabinet Shutter in natural wood finish, of course. With these shutters, you get a rich, elegant look that’s sure to make an impression on anyone who sees it.

And not only are they beautiful: they’re durable! Made from teak, walnut, oak, or rubber wood (depending on which option you choose), these shutters will stand up to years of wear and tear—and still look great.

So if you’re looking for a way to add some life to your kitchen or dining room cabinets, look no further than our gorgeous selection of Kitchen Cabinet Shutter in natural wood finish.

Veneer Finish

Veneers are thin slices of natural wood glued on to plywood boards and water proof polished which give a natural wood finish to your kitchen shutters. Wood Species like Teak wood, Oak Wood, Walnut etc., with different patterns are available. They give a royal and a classical touch to the kitchen.

Wood veneers are created by sticking thin slices of natural wood onto the base material or substrate using polymer glue and a hot press. This finish is particularly popular as it can recreate the rich look and the feel of solid wood. They are lightweight and look very aesthetic with their warm wood finish. But unlike solid wood, they are far more durable and resistant to the ravages of heat, moisture and changing weather. Veneer is also easier to clean and maintain, making it a great finishing option for a modern luxury kitchen.

Conclusion

We hope this blog has helped you figure out what type of finish will best suit your kitchen. There are so many different finishes to choose from, but don’t let that overwhelm you! The key is simply to think about how you want your kitchen to look and feel, and then get started with the finish that matches those desires. If you have any questions about our cabinets or their finishes, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

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