Laminate cabinets: beauty and budget
Laminate cabinets have long been the choice of those with tight finances, but recent developments in laminate design offer more decorative potential for kitchens and other rooms in your home. Laminates of old came in a limited number of styles and colors. Today, this material has taken on a whole new look with an ever-growing range of colors, including wood-grain that resembles the real thing.
These cabinets are valued for their ease of maintenance, ability to hide scratches and flexibility when it comes to refacing. Low-pressure laminates, often the most affordable, may chip and crack over time. However, with advances in technology, small chips and torn edges can be repaired. High-pressure laminates are more expensive but also more durable. No matter which laminate you select, proper cleaning and protection from moisture and heat can help you make sure that the product looks good for years to come.