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What’s The Difference?

There are various cabinetry finishes to choose from, but the 3 main types which are commonly used are:


- 2pac

- Laminate

- Vinyl Wrap


So which one do you choose, and what’s the difference?












2pac


2PAC is a hardened paint finish (applied twice) which can be applied to cupboard and drawer doors. 2PAC is made up of two liquid applications.

One, is a resin made up of acrylic paint and melamine. Second, a hardener called Poly-isocyanate Resin is applied.

Pro’s

Arguably it’s a more durable finish.

Smooth seamless door edges.

If scratched, it’s easier to touch up.

Con’s

Limited finishes. Since it a painted, you cannot choose a timber look – as it’s not possible to paint that on.

Higher cost.


Laminate


Laminate is a composite of artificial material, made by pressing together thin layers of flat paper and plastic resins. Laminate is glued onto the surface of MDF board and edge tape is applied.

Laminate options are vast, including colours, woodgrains and patterns. Laminate is also an exceptionally hard-wearing product.

Pro’s

Hard wearing

More affordable

Huge range of colours & finishes

Con’s

If scratched, it’s harder to touch up

It can start to peel off if not cared for

Edges more noticeable


Vinyl Wrap


Vinyl Wrap doors also known as ‘Thermo-Laminated’ doors and are manufactured from a MDF panel that has been cut, routed and profiled as per the desired style. The whole panel is then sprayed with glue and cover with a sheet of vinyl that is pressed to the door - using both heat and vacuum.

Pro’s

Smoother edges

You have an option to choose a timber look finish

Con’s

More expensive than laminate

It can start to peel, particularly above steam and heat

Limited warranty on peeling


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