If you’re looking for a high-quality new kitchen from a German, Italian or French manufacturer, there are various choices of finish. Laminate, lacquered and lacquered laminate kitchens all have their advantages, but one of the best is wood laminate. So, should you buy a wood laminate kitchen?
Reasons to buy a wood laminate kitchen:
A German, Italian or French kitchen with a high-quality finish is never going to be cheap. However, some finishes cost more than others. Thankfully, wood laminate doors are usually one of the cheapest finishes you’ll find.
A kitchen that looks great in the showroom is great, but you need one that stands up to use. This is especially true if you have young children. Besides its normal uses, your kitchen could be anything from a battlefield to a racetrack for toy cars. The finishes on the doors need to be tough to stand up to the battering they’ll get.
A wood laminate kitchen is one of the most durable finishes, standing up well to the efforts of young children.
In addition, unlike wood veneer doors, it will never fade or change colour.
Also, unlike a wrapped type door, a wood laminate kitchen will never peel.
One of the biggest challenges when buying a new kitchen is to find worktops that match the doors. However, when you buy a wood laminate kitchen from one of the German, Italian or French brands, this isn’t usually a problem. This is because most brands offer wood laminate worktops to match their wood laminate kitchens. Because these worktops are made from exactly the same material as the doors, it offers a seamless finish.
Plus, these worktops are substantially cheaper than having granite, quartz or Corian worktops. Usually, they cost anywhere between £600 & £1,000. In contrast, granite, quartz & Corian worktops will rarely cost less than £3,000.
Below are some examples of wood laminate kitchens with matching wood laminate worktops.
Reasons not to buy a wood laminate kitchen:
It’s not real wood
The only real downside of buying a wood laminate kitchen is that it isn’t real wood. Unlike a wood veneer door, for example, it’s made of an artificial wood substitute.
While this may not seem a big issue, real wood can enhance the look. It has a natural beauty, with variations in grain, colour and texture, which you don’t get with wood laminate.
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