Choosing doors for your kitchen cabinets can be a challenging decision. It is also a more important choice than you might initially think. In fact, choosing the perfect material for your doors can help you make sure they will be practical, hard-wearing, and stylistically suitable for your kitchen. Here at MLS Kitchens, we are Manchester’s leading kitchen specialists. As a result, we have produced this guide to kitchen cabinet doors.

Post formed doors or fully wrapped doors

One of the most common and most affordable kitchen cabinet door types available, post formed doors are made from MDF or chipboard. This is cut to shape, and the two long sides are covered in foil or vinyl. This foil wrap is available in a range of colours and finishes, from matt to gloss. As a result, the completed door will be suitable for either the contemporary or the the traditional kitchen. The foil wrap also means that the surface of the door is easy to wipe clean, so they need very little maintenance.

A fully wrapped door is made in the same way, with the same advantages. However on a fully wrapped door, all of the sides are covered in the same foil, so that even the thin edges will be the same colour. This leaves a more professional finished product.

Membrane pressed kitchen cabinet doors

Made from MDF, membrane pressed doors are cut by a computer. This means that detail can be added to the door. From Shaker styles, to tongue and groove styles, membrane pressed doors can suit a range of styles and themes.

Once they have been shaped, these doors have the foil applied on all sides. This means that they are still easy to clean and have a good amount of protection from moisture.

Solid timber doors

These doors are made from solid timber, which makes them more expensive. However, whichever style or shape you want for your cabinets, timber can be shaped easily to produce this. The solid wood doors are then stained and lacquered for protection and you will have fantastic, natural kitchen cabinet doors. These can be a fantastic choice for contemporary and traditional kitchens alike, and they are hard-wearing and durable.

For more information or to begin choosing the cabinet doors for your kitchen, check out what we have online, or in store, here at MLS Kitchens.

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