Melamine is yet another plastic material product used to cover a
substrate such as MDF, plywood or particle board. It is
designed to be relatively maintenance free allowing for minimal
wear and tear when exposed to scratches, chips, moisture and
sunlight. The material itself is made from resin,
paper and pressed wood and comes in a variety of price ranges
depending on the quality of the underlying material as well as
the style of the melamine itself. This material comes in
both solid standard colors as well as in wood grain patterns
though the faux wood is less common in this style of cabinetry.
A Unique Style
Melamine is often used to give your cabinets more of a retro
or European look and has become quite popular as people are
looking to create a unique style of their own. You can
really get that old 50s look or the look of a highly modernized
kitchen with bold colors and stainless hardware. A common
feature in terms of cabinet box style is that melamine is often
used with frameless cabinets
opposed to framed cabinets.
Using the frameless style makes for a more unique look as well
as provides more space for storage.
Another Cabinet Material that Can Be Painted
Another interesting feature about Melamine is
that unlike many vinyl or plastic products it can be painted if
you decide you don't like the color you originally installed.
To paint, you must use a specific urethane reinforced oil based
paint as well as a specialized melamine primer so ensure best
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