Best Materials You Can Choose From For Your Custom Cabinets

Posted by Michael Griffin on October 18th, 2019

A kitchen is an essential part of any house. Without it your survival comes into question and you’ll end up spending a truckload on food orders and other supplies. But just having a kitchen is not enough, it should be sturdy and durable enough to withstand pots, pans and other heavy objects and people working on them at the same time, which countertops are designed for. But all the cutlery and kitchenware has to be stored somewhere so as to not have it lying around and taking up space that can be used for cooking. Cabinets fulfill this purpose well and store all items you might want there. Hence it is important to have the right material to be used when undergoing a kitchen remodel or just having custom cabinets in Martin County built for your kitchen or where you might reside. Take a look below at some of the popular options available on the market.

  • Plywood

Formed by sandwiching thin wooden piles which are glued together and finished with veneer or laminate to add a layer of protection. Plywood is inexpensive and at the same time offers high resistance against moisture and much more stability than its counterparts. The level of plywood used here is top quality and in most cases the number of piles is significantly higher as compared to your construction projects. But even with a higher number of piles used, it is still pretty lightweight and hence can be used for wall fittings as well.

  • Medium Density Fiberboard(MDF)

CNC-milling is at the forefront with MDF’s manufacturing with finished products tailored from a single panel with enough space left for residual panels. Made up of wood fiber, resins and wax, this engineered wood is considered to be of higher quality than plywood, thanks to its superior density, strength and durability. All these attributes contribute to the fact that MDF does not crack or warp unlike wood which contracts and expands with changes in temperature. It is one of the most smoothest options available on the market.

  • Stainless Steel

Perfect for high moisture places since it does not expand or contract like other options when experiencing changes in temperature. Stainless steel focuses on its attributes rather than physical appeal and finishing. Which is why it can get scratched easily and shows off a bland vibe which is why it is used in professional kitchens extensively. Due to its high durability, stainless steel will never warp, crack or garner mold or mildew of any kind. Another major advantage of stainless steel is that it can be combined with other materials to bring out a custom design for your kitchen.

  • Particleboard

This is one of the least strong options you can choose from, particleboard is made from wood pieces that are glued together. It is essentially the glue that is holding the whole thing together. This options is susceptible to water and can be severely damaged, usually beyond repair when water exposure is more.

  • Hardwood

This highly durable naturally occurring material is easy to repair if need be and most of these repairs can be executed by the homeowner themselves. Since hardwood is obtained from different trees, one has different patterns to choose from showcasing their natural beauty and finesse. Due to all these reasons, it is a popular choice among homeowners for building custom cabinets in Martin County and other places too. But due to its extensive popularity, the price tag also goes up with it and hence that can dent a person’s budget.

  • Wood Veneer

Wood veneer is fashioned from a log by peeling a thin layer from it. This layer is your wood veneer. Since it also comes from a natural source, it shares similar attributes with hardwood. Since it is so thin, it is usually used as a top-off for other materials and is also used to manufacture MDF. it is important to know that wood veneer should only be used as a finishing material and not in the construction of any custom cabinets as they might be similar to hardwood, their little thickness does not help in their usage as is or even joined together with the help of glue.

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