Nowadays, the practicality of kitchen renovation still depends on the customization and selection of cabinets. Choose the right cabinets can make your future kitchen life at home a pleasure. But many people for the cabinet to understand still stay in the appearance, is not just to understand the appearance will be able to meet our requirements for quality? The answer is no. Today, let’s take a look at one of the most important cabinet components – the door panel.
Cabinet door panels are the door panels on top of the cabinets. And the choice of the door panel is mainly dependent on your needs and choose the right material.
Double decorative panel
It is also known as a melamine door panel. It is a decorative panel made of particleboard as substrate, surface covered with melamine-impregnated computer patterned decorative paper, and a certain percentage of binder pressed at high temperature.
The surface is flat, not easy to deform and bend, wear-resistant, high temperature, corrosion-resistant, resistant to penetration, easy to clean.
It can only do flat plate but not milling, single shape.
Cost-effective, it is a common material for making panel furniture, office furniture, cabinet bodies and door panels.
Suitable for modern or simple cabinet style.
They are also known as blister board or molded board, with MDF as the substrate, after processing, cutting and milling into various shapes, the surface with a film veneer after spraying glue, hot pressing, vacuum plastic molding.
Rich colors, realistic wood grain, pure and bright monochrome color, no cracking, no deformation, scratch-resistant, heat-resistant, stain-resistant, anti-fading, simple daily maintenance.
It is a mature and popular material in Europe because of its integrated shaping and no edge banding. They are available in various styles, from simple and modern to European classical, courtly and countryside.
Baked lacquer board
It is made from a density board as the substrate. After milling and polishing, the surface is painted, using the paint layer to wrap the substrate and baked at high temperatures.
The color is extremely rich, with a strong visual impact, and can be matched according to individual needs, noble ornate, beautiful and fashionable, excellent waterproof performance, strong stain resistance, easy to clean. It is the mainstream material of high-grade cabinets.
Poor impact resistance and abrasion resistance.
With MDF as the substrate, the surface of the use of ultraviolet light curing paint (UV paint), through the strong ultraviolet light on the UV paint triggered chemical polymerization, cross-linking and other reactions, so that the UV paint in a few fractions of the formation of three-dimensional network structure, become a solid film, and make the substrate and coating film to form a solid claw penetration so that the surface of the plate is not easy to fall off, with high hardness and scrub resistance of high gloss cabinet doors.
The color is bright, does not fade, scratch-resistant, acid and alkali resistant, easy to clean, long life, suitable for public families.
Flat panels are not easy to make a convex shape.
Solid wood door panel
Finished with paint applied to solid wood panels or veneered solid wood.
It is divided by the practice of solid wood door panels.
1, medium-fiber board veneer, the door frame and door core board substrate are medium-fiber board, the surface of solid wood’s veneer.
- The frame is made of solid wood, and the core board is made of MDF with a solid wood veneer.
3, the frame and core board are solid wood; this process is the most difficult.
Natural wood is very environmentally friendly, with the effect of returning to nature and returning to the basics, with nobility and value preservation, suitable for classical and country style furniture environment.
It needs regular maintenance; otherwise, it is prone to cracking and distortion.
Fireproof board is a kind of single-sided hard plastic board, fireproof door board substrate for particleboard, density board, decorated with the fireproof board on the surface. (Fireboard is a decorative panel made by hot pressing technology using silica or calcium materials as the main raw material, mixed with a certain proportion of fibrous materials, lightweight aggregates, adhesives and chemical additives.)
The color is brighter, wear-resistant, heat-resistant, scratch-resistant, easy to clean, moisture-resistant, and does not fade.
The door panels are flat and cannot create a three-dimensional effect, such as a bump or metal.
Finished with a metal shield or direct metal double veneer.
It is a high price, easy to scratch the surface, and cold color (not suitable for colder climate areas).
The base material more particleboard, surface paste “organic glass plate (commonly known as acrylic),” thickness of about 2-3mm. Spray paint before pasting, so that after the plate’s molding with a variety of color changes. Because of the surface layer of light, it is named “crystal plate.”
Bright, inexpensive, and refreshing.
Not wear-resistant, not scratch-resistant, fire-retardant performance is poor, does not have pressure resistance, easy to fade, easy to crack, easy to deform, toxic, is not the ideal material for kitchen cabinet doors, its overall performance is not quite suitable for the domestic kitchen environment, the market share of less.
It’s a plexiglass plate, but unlike the crystal version, the process has added other chemicals that are not toxic to humans.
Bright and textured.
Easily scratched and relatively high price.
Cabinetry as the core part of the kitchen; the choice of materials must be careful, only with the right choice of materials, to have a comfortable kitchen.