Melamine and Polyesters materials | Ateliers Jacob

Melamine Cabinets$

Melamine is a panel made up of particles, otherwise known as “chipboard”. This panel is hot pressurized with a sheet of paper impregnated with resin. Colors and finishes can be used both vertically and horizontally, allowing for no restrictions due to material when designing the kitchen or any other project. When applying melamine to a panel, a laminate membrane in the form of edgebanding is glued to the sides of the melamine panel, thus allowing the desired color and finish to be obtained on all available angles.

Pros

Wide choice of colors and finishes

Economic and affordable price

Easy maintenance

Good resistance to wear, heat, bending, light, abrasion, and most chemicals

PVC Edge

Disadvantages

  • Narrow door models; Flat (urban)
  • Vulnerability to scratches
  • Vulnerability to water damage and other liquids.

Polyester Cabinets $

Polyester is a blend of melamine and polyester. The center panel of the doors is made of melamine while the leaves are made of MDF (medium density fibreboard) covered with a polyester film. The 5-piece shaker models and polyester finishes feature a great resemblance to wood. Thus, it is possible to look for the appearance of wood at a lower price with polyester.

Pros

Wide choice of colors and finishes

Easy maintenance

Solid construction

Better durability than the regular melamine

Fade-resistant

Disadvantages

Lower heat resistance

Vulnerability to water damage and other liquids

Difficult to retouch in case of scratches

Unique door style available: Shaker – 5 pcs