What To Know About Melamine

What To Know About Melamine

Melamine is a popular plastic material used for modern kitchen cabinets. It is very durable and has a wide variety of hue and pattern possibilities. Melamine fused with plywood is also the most sustainable option for cabinetry. You can use it in the kitchen, laundry, pantry and even the bedrooms for those exotic or chic looking wardrobes. Designers utilize its consistent colouring ability to provide modern minimalist design at an affordable cost.

 

PROS:

Price. Made of pressed wood, MD, or plywood topped by a layer of paper coloured with a heat-fused melamine resin, melamine is the least expensive cabinet material.

Variety. The assortment of colours and patterns is enormous, including a rather convincing faux wood grain and textured melamine option.

Maintenance. Melamine cabinets are easy to clean and won’t require re-staining or sealing over the years.

CONS:

Limited Choice Of Shape. The cabinet shapes are almost always square, limiting your design options.

Low Resistance. Melamine cabinets are especially susceptible to scratches and dents, which can be difficult – or impossible – to repair.

Weight. Melamine is heavier than more costly cabinet materials and might end up sagging.

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