The right cabinets can add a perfect final touch to any kitchen. However, that’s only the case if you’re picking the right ones for your personal décor scheme and lifestyle. Laminate kitchen cabinets are a popular choice for South Africans, but far too many choose this option without knowing what it entails. To make sure you choose the type of cabinetry that suits your needs, and that you can see yourself investing in and maintaining for years to come, you should know how to make laminate kitchen cabinets work for you.

What are laminate cabinets?

Laminated cabinets are cabinets constructed from particleboard or plywood is covered with a veneer that is composed of many thin paper or plastic resin layers. This type of cabinet offers an amazing amount of versatility, as you can choose any colour or finish you can think of and even opt for a glossy or matte finish. In addition, it’s much cheaper and somewhat hardy, resisting staining and denting better than its counterparts. This makes it a great choice for the modern South African family.

Be prepared

While laminate cabinets offer a wide range of benefits, they aren’t without their pitfalls. Thankfully knowing how to deal with them will ensure you can avoid most of them and keep them looking brand new for years to come.

When laminates cabinets experience major damage, you’ll need to replace them entirely. Unlike wood cabinets, you cannot fill in major cuts and cracks with an epoxy material before refinishing it to its original state, and therefore you will need to replace the entire cabinet. You can avoid any serious damage as long as you refrain from storing sharp objects that could leave major gouges in your cabinets. Also keep in mind that the laminate material used to coat the cabinets is highly susceptible to heat, and therefore would be best far away from excessive heat to prevent them from warping or melting.

When it comes to cleaning your laminate cabinets, always attempt to clean the surface with a damp cloth and plain water first before moving on to chemical cleaners. Take care not to use anything too harsh as certain products could delaminate your cabinets completely.

Follow these tips and you’ll never regret purchasing your laminate cabinets. They will last a lifetime and attract compliments along the way.

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