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PARTICLE BOARDS IN CABINETS – WHAT IS IT?

Cabinets are a very important component in your kitchen and bathrooms. It stores from light belongings, like linen and bathroom tissues, to heavy appliances such as grills and cast iron skillets. It is also prone to heat coming from your stove, and getting wet from time to time. Knowing this, you should make sure that when choosing a cabinet for you and your family, you have to consider the material and made of each cabinet. Nowadays, new cabinets are made of different materials; the front panels you see which are the cabinet doors can be made of several materials available in the market. Some of these are Solid wood (Cherry, Maple, Oak, etc), Decorative Laminate Veneer, High Gloss coatings, Medium-Density Fiberboard (MDF), Thermo Structural Surfaces, Plywood Panels, Wood Veneer, Aluminum, or Polyethylene. Each of these has different characteristics and cost, driving your decision based on your style, needs, and budget. Cabinets also have inner box composed of the top panel, bottom panel, side panels, and shelves. This inner box is called the cabinet box. In New cabinets, the most widely used material for cabinet box is either plywood or particle board. Like any other material, these two varies with its general composition, its density, and its cost.

Particle boards are engineered wood products that are made of wood particles such as wood chips, sawmill shavings, and sawdust that is adhered by resin or glue and pressed to form wood panels. While Plywood is also an engineered wood made from thin layers or wood sheets that are piled adjacent to each other and glued together.

The uses of particle boards and plywood in new cabinets are popular; however, particle board is advantageous in terms of its price, it is easy to install, and it has consistent accurate dimensions. Particle boards are cheaper compared to using plywood and since they are engineered wood panels from small particles, you can rely on that they maintain accuracy with their dimensions, thickness, and surface. Even though plywood is known to be more durable and last longer than particle boards, the later is still widely used especially in premade cabinets due it is less dense nature, making drilling and assembly of new cabinets easier. That being said, you have to consider the disadvantage of using particle boards cabinet box with its less dense nature. This means that it needs more support in overhead installation thus require quality mounting screws, braces, and joints. Also, Particle boards cabinet box are not water resistant. They typically warp if submerged or exposed to continuous water drops. This is a factor you need to consider if you are placing a sink base cabinet.

Modern Kitchen uses particle board because it gives the amount of durability needed for everyday practical use, easier to install, and most of all – it is cost-efficient. If you want to know more, we at Casa Amazonas can guide you in finding the right materials for your new cabinet. We are cabinet makers that can assist you in finding the materials and style for your new cabinets. Our experts can also help you with your cabinet design that will surely make your kitchen interior stand out. Visit us at www.casaamazona.com and you are sure that we are here to help you in finding the right cabinet for you.

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