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Guide to gloss kitchen finishes

When it comes to contemporary kitchens, gloss is the magic word. From the cabinets to the work-surfaces, contemporary kitchens have a shiny glossy finish. But how is this created, and what is the difference between the different types of gloss kitchen finish? Well, here at Homematas, we are kitchen design experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to gloss kitchen finishes.

Gloss PVC doors

These are the most common option, and perhaps also the cheapest. Using a vinyl wrap over a composite wood substrate, like MDF, the PVC is then vacuum-formed and sealed over the substrate, creating a glossy finish. However, Gloss PVC doors are not usually available in darker tones as these can show up any surface imperfections. There are a range of lighter/paler colour options though.

Acrylic gloss kitchen finishes

Solid acrylic is another option for contemporary kitchens. Described as solid because they are made entirely acrylic, these are often more expensive than gloss PVC. The result though is a smooth even colour that is incredibly glossy and compares well with the gloss lacquer kitchen.

One thing to bear in mind about the practicality of the acrylic finish is that it is susceptible to scratches. So your doors and surfaces will need to be cleaned with a non-abrasive cleaning agent. If you do scratch the acrylic, dont panic, the scratches will buff out.

Gloss lacquer kitchen finishes

These are extremely high standard and often the most expensive option. While they do have an MDF core, the finish process is so thorough that it really sets this finish apart. A repeated spray lacquer process is used, that coats the lacquer over an initial primer. This primer will have been smoothed, sealed and filled previously. This spray lacquer leads to a deep and even coating that is ultra smooth and highly reflective. The final product is seamless, with no joints, which means it is high quality and incredibly durable. As well as being waterproof.

To choose your own contemporary kitchen with a gloss finish, check out our range today, here at Homematas.