High-quality kitchen fronts create a completely different feel in a room, and you can tell immediately by looking at them that special thought has gone into the kitchen design. Choosing a facade is an important step in the kitchen design process, but some homeowners have never even considered what material to choose for their new kitchen project. Given the impact that kitchen facades can have on the overall design, here is a summary of the most important properties of each material.
MDF is a high-quality, very smooth composite material made from recycled wood fibres and resins. MDF is attractive because of its resistance to cracking and peeling, which makes it easy to refinish with the colour you want. This material offers the possibility of varnishing and painting, as well as moulded frame fronts, which are the perfect solution for a classic kitchen. MDF facades are also highly scratch-resistant, which is one of the reasons why more and more of our customers are choosing this facade solution.
Acrylic is a material that is particularly smooth and produces strong reflections, so it can be used to give a feeling of spaciousness to a kitchen. It is available in a wide range of colours and, when tastefully incorporated into the interior, can brighten up the kitchen and make it look more spacious, adding dimension to the kitchen furniture.
Laminate is a man-made composite material made by pressing together thin layers of paper and plastic resin. It is durable and visually appealing, and its top layer is printed with a decorative pattern or colour, which is one of the reasons why this facade solution can be adapted to any design and interior. Laminate facades are available in a wide range of colours, so there’s something for everyone!
For a long time, wooden facades were the standard, which remained unchanged for a long time, but now there are materials like MDF, acrylic, melamine coated facades and many more different styles, the choice is yours! There is no right or wrong choice, only the facade material that best suits your taste.
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