It’s no wonder we have so many requests for white kitchens. Whether renovations are in order, or we’re building for a new home, white remains a great style choice for its neutrality and simplicity. White looks clean, exactly the appearance you want in your kitchen, and can be accented with colourful hardware. White makes your space seem larger and creates a feeling of wellness because of its light refractive qualities. There are three types of materials that can be used for a white kitchen that have different attributes and matching price points. Following, are the advantages of PVC, MDF and wood.
PVC in White Kitchens
Advantages: As a new material on the market, PVC is a widely produced polymer that finds use in the healthcare industry as well as fine kitchen cabinets for its clean-ability. PVC is nonporous and has a tough smooth surface that bears up tremendously under our new COVID cleaning protocols. They are nontoxic so are a superior choice for pantries and food storage cabinetry. They are also insect proof, another asset for food storage and are fire resistant, which is useful around the kitchen for obvious reasons – where heat is produced.
PVC board is available in hollow and foam boards. Both are lightweight for easy instalment with no need for finishing the surface. Foam boards are more durable and are moisture resistant for easy cleaning without water stains or bloat. PVC foam boards are anti-chemical corrosion resistant making them easy to rinse and one of the best choices for hygiene.
MDF for White Kitchens
Advantages: MDF (medium density fibreboard) is a strong alternative to wood and consists of engineered wood fibre, resin and wax. It is denser, stronger and more durable than plywood and can be used for many of the same applications as wood such as cabinet doors. MDF is a superior choice for kitchen cabinets because it does not warp or crack with fluctuations in temperature and humidity. MDF is made from fine particles resulting in a smooth finish when painted and because of its structure, it can be cut and drilled without damage for flawless installations.
Wood for Kitchen Cabinets
Advantages: In terms of aesthetics, wood cabinets are still voted no. 1. Wood grains can be enhanced with stains, even as white on white for creative effects. When using solid wood, cabinets can be customised in numerous ways, defining shape and finish. You can’t beat solid wood for strength and durability. We are proud to use Canadian made wood cabinets, installed by the highest standards in our industry.
Not sure where to start? Call us for more information on kitchen cabinet material and pricing. We help you make informed buying decisions by sharing our experience and knowledge of quality cabinet making. Our founder, Steve Webb, has over 41 years of experience that you can rely on.