Materials and Finishes
Our cabinetry is constructed from high-quality Australian-made 16mm moisture resistant board and we can offer either laminate or 2-pak door finishes.
What Is A Laminate Door
A laminate door has a substrate which is moisture resistant particle board with a laminate coating on the front, and ABS edging on all four sides. The laminate coating comes in a wide range of colours and finishes including matte, semi-gloss, high-gloss, natural and timber look finishes.
What is A 2Pack Door
A 2pack door has a substrate which is moisture resistant MDF and can either be flat, or have a profile routed into it and the edges of the MDF are slightly rounded. 2Pack refers to the paint finish. As a comparison, interior wall paint is 1Pack and the final finish is softer and not as moisture and scratch-resistant as 2pack, which is more like car paint, and combines paint plus a hardener giving a hard and moisture-resistant finish. 2pack paint can be colour matched to almost any colour and comes in various finishes similar to interior paint, e.g., matt, satin, semi-gloss and high gloss. The most popular 2pack finish is satin, which has a smooth velvety feel and helps to conceals fingerprints.
Laminate Vs 2Pack
A 2Pack painted door has the advantage of endless colour options and we can colour match to almost any colour you would like, but the finish is always a block colour. A 2Pack door also has the advantage of routed profiles which is common in Hampton or Farmhouse style cabinetry.
People usually select a laminate flat door if they don’t want to add a profile due to the wide range of finishes available. Timber look or textured finishes are not available in 2Pack. A great advantage of laminate is that it’s a more affordable product compared to 2Pack, for example, the price difference between a laminate and 2Pack door could be between three and six thousand dollars (depending on the size of the kitchen).