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What Types of Laminates are There to Wrap Cabinet Boxes?

What Types of Laminates are There to Wrap Cabinet Boxes?

Refacing, or updating, your cabinets is an excellent way to change up the look and feel of your kitchen. It’s far cheaper than a remodel and can still give you a professional-looking end product. However, if you’re updating your cabinets, you’ll need something for the cabinet boxes. While the cabinet doors get a lot of attention, the cabinet boxes also need updating. If you’re refacing your cabinet’s you’ll need to know what types of laminates are available to wrap your cabinet boxes.

What are Laminates?

Before we describe the different types of laminates, you’ll probably want to know what laminates are. Laminates are sheets of typically synthetic material that cover the sides of the furniture. Laminate is chosen for many reasons but is almost always cosmetic. It has a ton of uses, from furniture to cabinets,  and some laminates are even designed for flooring. There are many types of laminate, however, when it comes to cabinets there are three main types of laminate.

Types of Laminates to Wrap Cabinet Boxes

Peel and Stick Laminate

Peel and stick laminate is a very common laminate for one particular reason. It tends to be one of the cheapest options. Peel and stick laminate typically comes in solid colors and is scratch-resistant by design. Unfortunately, it doesn’t usually live up to its design. The name “peel and stick” comes from its application process. One side of the laminate is sticky and to install it on a cabinet box you simply press the laminate against the cabinet. Peel and stick laminate can start peeling up after some time, and can leave you with bald spots in your kitchen.

Wooden Veneers

Wooden veneers are thin sheets of wood. Installing wooden veneers can be more difficult than peel and stick because it often requires glue to stay on. The wooden veneer is usually the most expensive option since it’s made of real wood. While the real wood can look excellent, it isn’t without its own problems. You can easily scratch, dent, or otherwise harm the wooden veneer. Between the ease of damage and the high price compared to more resistant options, a wooden veneer isn’t typically the most popular option.

Laminate Veneer

A laminate veneer can give you the best of both worlds. You install laminate veneer with glue, instead of the cheap adhesive used in peel and stick laminates. A laminate veneer is also highly scratch-resistant, moisture-resistant, heat-resistant, and stain-resistant. It’s the most popular option, especially with its lower cost compared to wooden veneer.  Laminate veneer comes in wood grain, as well as solid colors. It’s high quality, and looks great!

What’s Best for My Kitchen?

If you want the highest quality laminate for your kitchen, then the laminate veneer is the perfect choice for you. It’s perfect for any cabinet refacing, and paired with new cabinet doors can make any kitchen look incredible.  If you’re looking into cabinet refacing in Chicagoland, Contact Redo Cabinets. We’ll give you a free quote for your kitchen. Our cabinet refacing experts are unmatched in the industry. We offer many styles and colors so you can make your kitchen one of your dreams. Our add-ons can help you round out your vision for your perfect kitchen. Make sure to refer to our cabinet refacing specials to see our latest deals!

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