The kitchen cabinet integrates functions and beauty into one and undertakes the main storage and operation functions. It occupies half of the kitchen. Therefore, the purchase of kitchen cabinets is very important for kitchen decoration.
Do you know the best kitchen cabinets material?
Kitchen cabinets are composed of hanging cabinets, floor cabinets, countertops, and various functional hardware accessories. The overall cabinets are the most frequently used items in the kitchen. Good cabinets are not only strong, durable, and beautiful in appearance. This issue introduces you to the kitchen cabinet knowledge encyclopedia.
Basic knowledge of kitchen cabinet
Composition of kitchen cabinet
The kitchen cabinet is a cabinet composed of the cabinet, door panel, countertop, hinge, drawer, and other basic materials. It is divided into a hanging cabinet, floor cabinet, and countertop.
The overall kitchen cabinet is a kitchen cabinet equipped with a cooker hood, gas cooktop, disinfection cabinet, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave oven, electric oven, a water basin, various drawer baskets, garbage shredders, and other kitchen appliances and kitchen appliances. A new kitchen form with the system.
The whole kitchen cabinet is also called an integrated kitchen.
Kitchen cabinet price calculation
The extended price of the kitchen cabinet is the total price including the bottom cabinet and the hanging cabinet. On this basis, if there is a local area as long as the bottom cabinet does not need the hanging cabinet, it will be converted according to the proportion of “2/8” or “4/6”.
There is another way to calculate the cost based on the unit price of standard size kitchen cabinets on the market, which is called the cabinet pricing method.
Kitchen cabinet assembly method
Kitchen cabinets are assembled in three forms: fully assembled kitchen cabinets, semi-assembled kitchen cabinets, and custom kitchen cabinets. Fully assembled kitchen cabinets are cheaper and the assembly process is simple; for semi-assembled kitchen cabinets, you provide the kitchen area and your favorite materials, styles, and colors. The manufacturer will make the components and be responsible for installation.
Custom kitchen cabinets are the kitchen cabinets tailored by designers according to customers’ preferences and requirements, with the greatest degree of freedom in terms of material, style, and design.
Cabinet material selection
Kitchen door material
Solid wood door
The price is higher. The door frame is made of solid wood, and the door core is made of MDF with solid wood skin. In general, the surface of the solid wood is made with concave and convex shapes, and the exterior is painted, thus maintaining the original wood color and beautiful shape. Suitable for classical Chinese style.
PVC film pressure blister board
The most mature. The medium-density board is used as the base material for engraving and milling patterns, and the imported PVC veneer is formed by hot pressing and blister molding. It has the advantages of rich color and unique shape. The color is like high-grade mirror paint, which looks very classy.
Suitable for European pastoral and avant-garde style.
It is made of chipboard as the base material, and the material of veneer on both sides is made by the plate manufacturer after one hot press. The advantages are flat surface, not easy to deform, bright color, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance and the price is affordable.
Suitable for minimalist pragmatism.
The base material of the baking paint board is medium density board, and the surface is made by baking the imported paint (three bottoms, two sides, one light) at high temperature for six times. Bright color, easy to shape, beautiful and fashionable, and good waterproof performance.
Disadvantages are higher prices, fear of bumps and scratches, poor acid resistance, and color differences in kitchens with more oil fumes. Suitable for minimalist pragmatism.
The UV board is a board whose surface is treated with UV light curing UV paint. Bright color, strong visual impact, wear resistance, high-temperature resistance, easy to clean.
It is not easy to do modeling, and it must be edge-sealed. Generally, it is a metal edge-sealing. Once the edge-sealing is loose, it will affect the use. The market understanding of it is the impression of explosive edge, shedding, and color difference.
Suitable for minimalist pragmatism.
Metal texture door panel
The door frame is made of high-grade aluminum alloy processed by frosting, chrome plating, and other processes, and the core plate is composed of the frosted metal plates or various glasses.
It has a bumpy texture and has the surrealistic characteristics of a sci-fi world. Suitable for avant-garde style.
Crystal steel plate
The material of the crystal steel plate is actually 5MM thick tempered glass.
The surface is hard and crystal clear, with long-lasting color, rich patterns, no scratches, no blisters, and no damage to fire. Suitable for modern avant-garde style.
Also known as a refractory board, it refers to a layer of veneer with a thickness of about 0.8 mm. It is a decorative panel made of pressed paper, colored paper, and multi-layer kraft paper. It has the properties of wear resistance, heat resistance, and flame resistance. Scratch-resistant and easy to clean, rich colors, and good stability.
Suitable for pragmatism.
Kitchen countertop material
Artificial stone countertop
Also known as polymer solid board, it is a plate made of natural ore powder + color masterbatch + acrylic resin glue, processed by high temperature and high pressure, with uniform texture and no pores. It is recognized by the market as the most suitable cabinet panel for modern kitchens. material.
There are many kinds of artificial stone countertops. The mainstream artificial stones mainly include artificial quartz stone, pure acrylic, and composite acrylic. Different types of prices vary greatly.
Natural stone countertop
Natural marble and high-grade granite in natural stone are the traditional raw materials for kitchen countertops. Black and white flowers are more commonly used. Granite is volcanic rock, the main component is silica.
There is no grain, some varieties have radiation, the pattern is mainly pitted, but the density is high, hard, and good brightness; the other is: marble is stratified rock, the main component is calcium oxide, with grain, beautiful, but relatively soft, will weathering.
The fireproof board countertop is made of medium density board, particleboard, blockboard as the base material, the surface is laminated with the fireproof board by plane pressure, heating, pasting process, the surface finish thickness is 4mm, and the service life of the fireproof board countertop is made of internal material Good or bad decision.
Cheaper prices have advantages.
Stainless steel countertop
The stainless steel countertop is mainly practical, and it is more convenient to clean at home, and it is also more durable, environmentally friendly and pollution-free, and there will be no splicing in the middle of the countertop.
For those who pay attention to practicality and love the metal texture, it is not bad to buy stainless steel countertops.
I hope the information above is helpful for everyone so that you’ll know the basic knowledge about how to choose the best kitchen cabinets material so you can save money in the future. If you have any questions, please leave them below. I ‘d love to hear that.