Melamine Impact Cupboards:
What Is Melamine Wood?
To begin with before we get started talking about the pros and cons of Melamine, it’s necessary to understand what it is.
Melamine wood is a combination of compressed wood particles at the core.
The core is then encased in a resin and paper finish that is water resistant and durable.
As the outer layer is a covering it comes in a plethora of colors and can even have designs.
This makes it a popular option for cabinetry in bathrooms and kitchens worldwide.
Melamine Cabinet Pros
Melamine is a popular option for cabinetry for several reasons.
It is durable, comes in a wide variety of colors, is inexpensive, and has a uniform finish.
These characteristics add up to make Melamine a serious contender to solid wood and MDF.
One of the major benefits of Melamine is its durability.
Melamine is resistant to the normal conditions common in kitchens such as heat, moisture, and stains.
It is easy to clean due to the tough outer coating that encases the compressed wood core.
The combination of the durable coating and quality core makes the material great for cabinetry and even cabinet drawers.
Melamine is also popular, as it comes in virtually any color imaginable.
The outer coating is where the color or design is applied as they fabricate the melamine coating.
Just about any design or color is possible with melamine, including faux wood grain and wood tones.
Today’s modern minimalist kitchens many times are filled with clean lines and simple color schemes.
While traditional homes many times look best with the warmth of genuine wood.
We outfit modern kitchens with the clean look of Melamine.
Melamine delivers a simple and uniformed finish instead of having color or grain variations throughout a section of wood.
Melamine Cabinet Cons
While Melamine has significant benefits, there are some cons to using Melamine in your bathroom or kitchen cabinetry.
Some cons include weight, difficulty to install, chipping, and water damage.
Melamine cabinetry weighs more than some other types of cabinetry materials.
This means you may need to install heavy duty hinges or drawer glides.
Hanging Melamine on lightweight hardware can cause damage to your cabinetry and the doors or drawers you’ve installed.