What is Melamine?
Melamine cabinets are a popular choice for kitchens and other rooms because of their affordability, attractiveness and durability. Melamine is a synthetic material that is made from wood particles, paper and resins or other glues. Melamine cabinets have come a long way since their inception many decades ago. They are now available in a variety of finishes, colors and styles.
Melamine cabinets are tough and resistant to heat, moisture, stains and dirt. However, it is important to maintain the protective outer finish, because it keeps out moisture. Once this barrier is broken, moisture can infiltrate the melamine and cause problems. Melamine cabinets can be manufactured to simulate the look of wood at a fraction of the price. The cabinet finish is easy to keep clean, which is another selling point for melamine cabinets.