Cabinets, being an integral part of home interiors, deserve nothing but the best. But have you ever wondered what is the factor that makes it so important?
When you go shopping for clothes or shoes, what are the factors that you keep in mind while buying the dress? The size, pattern, length, but most importantly the fabric and the color. Isn’t it? You keep looking for the dresses unless and until you are satisfied with it. So, when you are so particular in shopping your fashion accessories, why not incorporate it in your home interiors too?
While renovating your space, be it the kitchen or the living room, people tend to neglect the factors that will directly or indirectly affect the look & feel of the ambiance. One of the factors here is the cabinetry collection of your space. The first question coming to your mind might be ‘are they talking about the designs?’ Well, no! Here, the factor we are talking about is the finish of the cabinet. Read on to know what is a cabinet finish and its advantages.
In simple words, finishes are an outer layer of different colors that can be pasted as sheets, compressed in high-pressure, or painted over the carcass and shutter material. Not only finishes play a major role in ensuring the aesthetic appeal of the space, but it primarily protects from various external aspects. However, to select this is a task as you need to have detailed knowledge about the advantages, disadvantages, and functionalities of the finishes. It is important to devote your time in researching everything about the finish that you select. Many a time, it so happens that the finish you choose is not available in the market and it takes months to get it. So, availability is another factor that one must ensure. Though the entire process of cabinet finishing is mentally tedious work, it does have numerous advantages that outshine the cons. Let us see what they are.
Cabinet finishes are long-lasting ones as they are highly resistant to moisture, heat, alkali, scratch, or any sort of abrasion. As said before, these finishes primarily protect your cabinets from any such external components.
Most of the finishes can be easily maintained. All you need is mild soapy water to clean it, and your cabinet is good to go.
Though the pricing of each finish differs, cabinet finishes in a whole are less expensive. Some of the finish comes with the plus point of re-coating without causing any damage to the existing finish.
Irrespective of the patterns, finishes are easy to apply and gives a uniform texture throughout.
Lastly, most of the finishes are non-toxic and doesn’t emit out any sort of VOCs, ensuring the health of woodworkers are not compromised.
Coming to its variants, cabinet finishes are available in numerous forms but the three main ones are gloss, matte, and high-gloss finish. Under this, we have five finishes that are most preferred in the interior industry, namely:
A non-toxic finish that gives a high-gloss look to your cabinets.
A synthetic finish that is highly resistant to moisture and stain. This finish is again a non-toxic one.
This finish is known for its high durability and resistance against heat. It gives a realistic texture to the cabinets.
It is a solvent-based synthetic finish that gives out a high-gloss lustre to the cabinets.
These are thin slices of wood that are glued onto different types of panels and gives your cabinet designs a more detailed look.
The USP’s of any cabinetry is its intricate designs and perfect finishing. In one of our previous blog, we had described the most loved finishes of modular kitchen cabinets. While these finishes work well with any of the cabinetry types, there are few more details that you must look for. So, to help you we have curated a special series - 005 Finishes that will effectively guide you to choosing the right cabinet finish for your cabinetry. Stay tuned for our next blog!