What Is A Laminate Door And Its Benefits

When it comes to kitchen cabinetry, choosing the right door material can significantly impact the overall aesthetics and functionality of your kitchen. One popular choice that has gained recognition for its versatility is the laminate door. At Modern Kitchens Northside (MKN), we’re here to shed light on what a laminate door is and why it can be an excellent addition to your kitchen renovation.

The Anatomy of a Laminate Door:

A laminate door is composed of several key elements:


The core of a laminate door is made from a high moisture-resistant particle board. This substrate ensures that the door can withstand the challenges of a kitchen environment, including moisture and humidity.

Laminate Coating

The front face of the door is adorned with a laminate coating. This coating is available in a wide range of colours and finishes, allowing you to customise your kitchen’s appearance to your liking.

ABS Edging

To enhance durability and protect the edges of the door, ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) edging is applied to all four edges. This edging not only provides a clean and finished look but also offers resistance against wear and tear.

Variety in Colour and Finish:

One of the standout features of laminate doors is the extensive variety they offer in terms of colours and finishes. You can choose from options that suit your style and preferences, including:

  • Matte Finish: For a subtle and elegant look that minimises reflections.
  • Satin (Natural) Finish: A low sheen modern finish with a slight stipple which is great at hiding fingerprints, available in a huge range of on-trend colours.
  • Semi-Gloss Finish: A compromise between matte and high-gloss, providing a sleek appearance with moderate reflection.
  • High-Gloss Finish: A shiny, reflective surface that adds a touch of modern sophistication to your kitchen.
  • Timber Look: If you prefer the warm, natural appearance of wood, laminate doors can mimic timber textures convincingly.

Benefits of Laminate Doors:

  • Durability: Laminate doors are built to withstand the rigours of daily kitchen use, including exposure to moisture and heat. The ABS edging enhances their resistance to wear and impact.
  • Easy Maintenance: Cleaning and maintaining laminate doors is hassle-free. They are resistant to stains and are easily wiped clean, keeping your kitchen looking fresh.
  • Affordability: Laminate doors offer an affordable alternative to natural materials like wood or stone, making them a budget-friendly choice without compromising on style.

Laminate a Versatile and Practical Choice

Laminate doors are a versatile and practical choice for your kitchen cabinetry. Their combination of durability, variety in colours and finishes, and cost-effectiveness make them a compelling option for homeowners looking to achieve a stylish and functional kitchen space.

At Modern Kitchens Northside, we offer a range of laminate door options to suit your preferences and design vision from Australia’s leading laminate providers like  Laminex, Formica, and Polytec. Contact us today, and let our experts help you create a kitchen that reflects your unique style and stands up to the demands of your daily life. Laminate doors are not just about convenience; they are about elevating your kitchen experience. Call 07 3889 9054 to book in a showroom tour.

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