Acrylic and Laminate are popular options whether you’re looking for new or replacement doors; When it comes to purchasing cabinet doors you want to make sure you’re getting the right product for you, but what are the differences between Laminate and Acrylic? Below we will go through both products to help you decide which material may be best for you and your space.
Acrylic doors are a great option if you’re looking for an Ultra Gloss, or smooth Matte finish. Acrylic doors are made by sheets of acrylic that are pasted on an MDF board, it is then covered in a protective layer and sealed along the edges to prevent delamination , UV light damage and to ensure moisture and scratch resistance. Acrylic doors are easy to maintain and clean as well as offering repairable surfaces in Gloss finishes and Finger print resistant in Matte finishes.
Laminate doors are made by pressing together layers of paper and plastic resin, where its upmost layer is printed in a pattern or colour. Because of the nature of the laminates they don’t offer a large range of ultra-glossy doors, this is because of the way they are made which make the gloss effect less significant and muted. Laminate is a highly durable option and recommended for high traffic areas as they are moisture and heat resistant.
When comparing Acrylic and Laminate, it will depend on the look and style you want to achieve in your space. Acrylic has Ultra Gloss and Matte finishes offering a modern, sleek and sophisticated look while being a highly durable surface that doesn’t chip, crack or delaminate. While acrylic offers a large colour range, it doesn’t compare to the extensive range Laminate offers in both colours and finishes. If you looking for a wood-look option, then laminate would be the way to go with various choices in wood look colours and finishes.
One of the biggest determining factors when looking at different door materials will be cost. Laminate doors will be your most cost effective option as the manufacturing costs of acrylic make them a more expensive choice. While Acrylic is more expensive, you are able to buff the doors keeping them looking like new over years. With the extensive range and pricing of laminate, it offers loads of choice whether you have a small or large budget.
Both materials are finished with an ABS edge strip on all edges of the doors giving them a square finish; because of the construction of both materials they can only have flat profiles unlike Vinyl and Painted options that can have routered designs in the face of the doors.
If you have any more questions about Laminate, Acrylic or other materials that might work best for you, get in touch with us at The Kitchen Door Company. We offer various different materials with over 500 different designs, colours and finishes to help you create your dream space. Contact us today on (08) 9456 3108 or firstname.lastname@example.org