A kitchen is the heart of the house. From cooking up the meals, nourishing the bodies, learning to bake to hosting and entertaining friends and using it as a place to have a chat over a hot cup of coffee, families bustle in the kitchen. The kitchen is certainly a space with high utility. To have-it-all, the kitchen needs to be aesthetically pleasing and its furniture, specifically kitchen cabinets, need to be highly durable.
With the modular kitchen on the rise, kitchen cabinets contribute significantly to the overall look of the kitchen. But what kind of materials for kitchen cabinets are strong, durable and just right to satisfy all the requirements? While there is a wide range of materials available, in this article, we are discussing the most popular options of kitchen cabinet materials – Poly-Vinyl Chloride (PVC) and Wood.
What is PVC?
Poly-Vinyl Chloride or PVC material is sheets made of plastic composite. It is understandable that when one talks about Poly-Vinyl Chloride or PVC material, the first thing that flashes in mind is pipes, bathroom or plumbing material. But today, due to its durability and ease of availability, PVC has many other uses. With modular kitchens in demand, PVC has gained popularity as kitchen cabinets material too.
Advantages of Using Wooden Cabinets
In recent times, there are several options available in wooden boards for kitchen cabinets and roller shutter cabinets. A few of them are Plywood, Plyboards, and Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF). Plyboards and plywoods are carpenter-friendly and can be used for kitchen cabinets if accompanied with best finishes. MDF is not preferred in the kitchen as the material can bulge when it comes in contact with water or moisture.
Let’s look at some of the pros of using wooden kitchen cabinets:
As mentioned earlier, wooden cabinets with their classic and timeless beauty, beautiful colour variations and natural grain patterns bring in a nice natural look to your kitchen. Further, it provides the opportunity to personalize the look as per the homeowners’ taste, through varnishing or staining.
- Easy to customize and design:
Unlike PVC kitchen cabinet boards, wooden cabinets can easily be customized as per your requirements. Since the material is very flexible, it can be modified into various shapes and sizes and can also add beautiful designs and carvings. The beauty of adding wood is that you can add design to it according to your home.
- A wide range of variety:
Wood has a wide range of options in the market. You can easily buy them from the market, personalize it by adding designs or just paint them to match with your kitchen walls.
Advantages of Using PVC Cabinets
PVC is one of the most preferred materials for modular kitchen cabinets. Here are the reasons:
PVC materials are cost-effective and are cheaper in comparison to wooden cabinets. PVC hollow boards are cheaper than PVC foam boards. But PVC hollow boards lack strength and are suggested only for short-term kitchen cabinets.
- Ease of installation:
The PVC material for kitchen cabinets come with an array of colors and in ready-to-fit boards, without any additional fixing. These ready-to-fit boards are lightweight and easy to install in your kitchen. You don’t even have to worry about additional laminations or designs to fit them.
- Zero maintenance:
Considering the material is plastic, PVC cabinets are super easy to clean, and don’t keep any types of stains. This means that PVC requires almost no maintenance.
With PVC, you don’t have to worry about termites, wood borers and other insects destroying your cabinets. These materials are termite-free, waterproof, oil-proof and anticorrosive. Once installed, the material will stay as it is.
- Ease of sourcing/replacing:
PVC materials are easily available in the market. Thus at any given point of time, you can replace PVC boards or sheets without much hassle.
PVC foam boards are sturdier and durable than other variants of PVC. Further, PVC material is rot-proof and thus, lasts longer without causing any major damage.
Not Sure About What To Do?
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