Published at Monday, March 11th, 2019 - 00:33:18 AM. Cabinet Finishes. By Lyyti Bakker.
One major drawback of this type of kitchen cabinet finish is that it has the tendency to chip and wear over time. Acrylic – Acrylic finish is a type of non toxic finish that is mainly composed of acrylic acid. It gives kitchen cabinets a high gloss finish that is ultra smooth and has a sleek, mirror like appearance. Acrylic is available in a wide range of colors which can suit a variety of kitchen palettes. This type of finish is also known to last for years, without fading or discoloration.
The major drawback of thermofoil kitchen cabinets is that it does not stand up to heat well. Their poor resistance to heat causes the laminate to pull away from the MDF panel. WIth that, installing them too close to a heat source may potentially cause a problem later on, but this issue can be rectified by installing a heat shield for the cabinets. Another problem that thermofoil kitchen cabinets pose is that the light color variants tend to have some discoloration and may turn yellowish over time. However, the positive features of thermofoil kitchen cabinets till outweigh the negative ones, which make them a cost effective kitchen cabinet option.
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