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Comparing Laminate and Wood Kitchen Cabinets

T&G Builders laminate and wood kitchen cabinets

Laminate and wood kitchen cabinets are excellent choices for updating your home.

If you are looking to transform the look of your kitchen, one of the quickest ways to do so is to invest in new cabinetry. A kitchen cabinet refacing project with T&G Builders can transform your kitchen as it refreshes your cabinets and hardware. Because of how much wall space your cabinets occupy, the entire room will look different when you change these features. Before you start refacing your cabinets, you will want to consider how you wish to update them. One of your considerations will be the materials, and two of the most popular are laminate and wood. How do you know whether laminate or wood kitchen cabinets are best for your home? Consider the following factors. 

Cabinet Appearance 

Wood kitchen cabinets are best if you are interested in a more traditional design. There is a prestige that comes with natural wood, although some laminate cabinets can mimic that look. Laminate is also available in many eye-catching designs, so that option may be best if you are interested in unique, dynamic colors or patterns. Selecting which appearance you want is about your style preferences and what will pair best with your existing kitchen design. 

Material Longevity

Wood is a highly popular cabinet material known for its beauty and durability. However, laminate cabinets are also quite appealing and durable. What you may want to consider is whether you want a particular wood grain or the particular look of a natural product. In that case, you will want wood cabinets because nothing can quite replicate the natural wood grain look or texture. 

However, if you want the look of wood without worrying whether it will darken over time, and you’re looking for a more manageable price point, then laminate kitchen cabinets may be the best choice. Laminate is less susceptible to some of the damage that wood is vulnerable to, and it will stay attractive and strong for many years. 

Cabinet Costs

Given its traditional, unique beauty and durability, wood kitchen cabinets often cost more than laminate cabinets. Laminate is the best choice if you’re concerned about stretching your budget. However, if you want to boost your property value to sell in the future, wood cabinets will increase that value.

Maintenance Required

Because of their natural material, wood cabinets often require more maintenance than laminate. If you don’t regularly clean them, dirt and grime can settle in. You may also need to use specialized products designed for cleaning wood to see the best results. 

Laminate cabinets are easier to clean because their surfaces are slick and glossy compared to the intricate grain of wood. Often for laminate, a damp cloth will be enough to wipe away grime or dirt. 

Regardless of the kitchen cabinets you choose, both wood and laminate offer beauty, durability, and a valuable refresh to your kitchen design. 

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