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Kitchen doors come in a range of materials and designs. The following are the common types used in today’s kitchens.
Laminate Doors
There are two types of laminate,high-pressure (HPL) and low-pressuremelamine (LPM).

High-pressure laminates (HPL)

Laminates are produced under high heatand pressure. A formaldehyde-based, resin-impregnated paper is laid over coloured paperthat, in turn, is laid onto other base papers calledcraft paper; this is also impregnated with resin.These are then pressed under high heat andpressure to produce a very hard, plastic-like sheetLaminates are available in a large varietyof colours, finishes and wood grains as wellas “printed to order”. Laminate is an excellent product to use in horizontal applications (forexample, bench tops and tables) and can also beused in a vertical application to create a designfeature. Laminate is a durable material withconsistent colour and finish and is highly resistantto knocks and scratches.Laminates are applied to 32mm highlymoisture-resistant (HMR) aqua board and canhave a number of edging options. Front edgescan be square, or 90- or 180-degree post-formedor square formed. You can even incorporatetimber or Corian edge. A kitchen with curveswould require a square, solid timber or solidsurface edge to the laminate.
Laminate can be used as a splashback butnot behind a cook top, as it does not meet therequirement for heat resistance.

Low-pressure melamine (LPM)

Low-pressure melamine (LPM) faced boardis produced when papers impregnated with amelamine-based thermosetting resin are pressedusing low heat and low pressure to a substrate(particleboard and either moisture resistantor non-moisture-resistant MDF), causing themelamine to flow onto the board surface andgive it a hard, plastic finish. The melamine finishis applied to both sides of the board to create a”balanced” board.Cupboard doors, side panels and drawer frontsare usually constructed from LPM board. LPMboard does not have the impact resistance oflaminate and should not be used in areas of highuse, but it does have the highest wear resistanceof prefinished board. As a rule of thumb, useLPM board in vertical applications and for internalshelves of cabinets.
Melamine Doors (Decorative Board)
Colour, texture and pattern can be incorporatedinto any kitchen design using one of themany decorative boards available by oursuppliers. Using melamine doors in thecorrect application can create an area of visualexcitement and interest eg the back of an openshelf, breakfast bar or a pantry door. Melamine boards can only have flat doors and no kind of designs or patterns are routed in the door.

Basic board edging

Colour, texture and pattern can be incorporatedinto any kitchen design using one of themany decorative boards available by oursuppliers. Using melamine doors in thecorrect application can create an area of visualexcitement and interest eg the back of an openshelf, breakfast bar or a pantry door. Melamine boards can only have flat doors and no kind of designs or patterns are routed in the door.
Damco kitchens Melamine Doors
Vinyl Wrap Doors
Vinyl wrap is produced by the adherence of ahigh-strength foil membrane to the surface ofthe door, by a process of high temperature andvacuum pressure. The vacuum-formed finishprovides a complete seal – this means thatthe doors are very hard Wearing and easy tomaintain. We have a wide range of colours andfinishes from which tochoose. Texture, wood grain, matt, gloss and printed are some of thefinishes available. The colour range islarge and there is a good selection of whites.Vinyl-wrap doors and drawers are not onlyused in the kitchen but also great for vanities,wardrobes and offices. Vinyl wrapped doors are cut, routed, profiled, sanded, then glued and covered with a vinyl film that is pressed to the door under vacuum. It can easily have patterns and designs in the doors.
Damco Kitchens Vinyl wrap door
Timber and Timber Veneer Doors
As timber is a natural material, the actual finished colour and texture may vary from the sample. Furthermore, timber is porous and may expand and contract at varying rates due to moisture and other fluctuations in the home environment.
Solid timber is often used as edging for timber-veneered board. The advantage of using a solid timber edge is that it can be machined into special edge profiles. Solid timber doors havea solid frame and a floating panel (to allow thetimber to move). This panel can be raised flat orarched, while the centre panel is often made from veneered board.Timber veneer is a slice of timber(approximately 0.6mm) that is bonded to asubstrate of particleboard or MDF. Timber veneer may be madefrom real timber or reconstituted timber veneer.Reconstituted veneers are made from fast-growing plantation poplar that has been rotarysliced, coloured, glued together and reformed intoa solid block. This is then resliced into patterns ofreal timbers or computerised patterns.
Timber veneer has most of the visual features of solid timber, but using veneer makes achievingthe look of expensive timber species moreaffordable. Doors are cut to size from this boardand the edges are finished in timber veneer.Natural solid timber and timber veneer haveunique looks of their own. The subtle grain andcolour changes create a special warmth andambience that is difficult to replicate using othermaterials. You can choose from a variety oftimbers with a depth of colour and texture to suit.
Damco Kitchens Timber doors
Two-pack Paint Doors (Polyurethane paint)
Two-pack polyurethane is a very hard paint finishthat is applied to MDF and used for cabinetdoors, drawers and panels. It is consistent incolour and finish and is impact resistant. It isan excellent choice of finish where an intricatepattern or edge detail is required, as the MDF canbe machined and then the paint finish applied.
The doors are professionally finished in apolyurethane coating and you have the choiceof many different colours and finishes to matchor contrast with other parts of the kitchen. Theseinclude aged, sponged or distressed finish orsimply a plain colour in any of the three differentfinishes: textured, satin or gloss.
Two-pack painted door can be routed to have any kind of patterns or designs in the door as well as can just be a flat door.
Aluminium and Brushed Stainless Framed Door
Aluminium-framed doors have been very popular;they create an elegant focal point to complementmodern kitchens. They are available in a varietyof sizes, frame styles and glass options such asStarphire white glass, clear glass, mirror glassand frosted glass. The brushed stainless finishis similar in colour to stainless-steel appliancesgives a consistent look when creating yourkitchen design.
Damco Kitchens Aluminium Glass Doors
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