Kitchen and cupboard manufacture - choosing the right materials for your kitchen

There are a wide variety of materials available and it is important to understand the options available to you.

Cupboard Doors

  • Melamine: a laminate material used on shelving and surfaces to cover substrate of chipboard/ plywood. Durable and easy to clean
  • Supawood/ MDF: a material made from fine wood particles and glue, which is formed and pressed into sheets
  • Veneer: refers to thin slices of quality timber that are glued onto core panels
  • Solid Timber: timber of different thicknesses can be used for doors/ countertops
  • PVC Wrap: a thermoplastic material composed of polymers of vinyl chloride

Kitchen Counter Tops

  • Formica: a heat-resistant, wipe-clean plastic laminate
  • Granite: a common igneous rock with a medium to coarse grained texture
  • Marble: a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material
  • Quartzstone: comprised of 93% natural quartz, Quartz surfaces offer a stain, scratch, and heat-resistant countertops
  • Corian: an acrylic solid surface material which is thermoformed by heating . It's versatility allows it to be joined, shaped, and finished
  • Solid timber: a popular choice in many kitchens
  • Stainless Steel: offers a modern clinical finish