Acrylic Vs Laminate: Here’s What You Should Use For Kitchen Cabinets
The confusion over choosing between acrylic and laminate for kitchen cabinets has been going on ever since modular kitchens became popular. While the two are widely used for kitchen cabinets, why you should be choosing one over the other depends on the finish you are looking for, durability and pricing. MakaaniQ gives you a lowdown on the pros and cons of having acrylic or laminate cabinets based on four key areas.
Acrylic finish gives the kitchen cabinets a look like they are painted in a glossy finish adding a shine to the complete kitchen. Made of polymer fibre, acrylic ensures a smooth and seamless finish to your kitchen.
- Acrylic, because of its glossy look, ensures that your kitchen never looks dull. The sheen stays for years.
- It is cost-effective and can stand wear and tear. It can also be easily cleaned by regular wiping.
- It is also known to be moisture, UV-light and scratch resistant.
- For those who love colours, acrylic is perfect as it come in various hues. Choose from what works best with your interiors.
- Dirt, stains and fingerprints are easily visible on this glossy surface.
- Shades might differentiate on paper and reality.
Price: Rs 1,500 per square foot onwards
Made of layers of flat paper and plastic resins pressed together, laminate is another popular material used for kitchen cabinets. Laminates are mostly confused with wood or wood finish, however, the two are not the same.
- Laminates are available in a wide range of colours and finishes, including wooden, glossy, matte and ultra-high gloss.
- Laminates are durable can withstand wear and tear, and are heat resistant.
- For those on a budget, laminates are a better option to choose.
- Laminates, although available in a glossy finish, cannot match the glass shine that acrylic offers.
- However durable, laminate cabinets are not suitable for heavy usage.
Price: Rs 800 per square foot onwards