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Confused about the various cabinet options available? View our comparison chart to help guide you through the process!

When it comes to choosing cabinet materials, the choice can be overwhelming! There are plenty of options available, but what is the best choice for your day-to-day needs? You will need to consider not only the look and aesthetic, but durability, colour restrictions, door profiling, pricing and more!

Take a look through our cabinet materials comparison sheet below, and let your Jag Kitchens professional design consultant know if you have any further questions or concerns.

Cabinet Door Comparisons

MaterialAdvantagesDisadvantages
Melamine (Melteca)Cost Effective
Large colour range
Very durable
Different finishes
Jag AQUA-SEAL™edge
Water Resistant
10 year warranty
Perceived as cheap at high end
A set colour range
No option for raised profile doors
No high gloss finish
AcrylicStylish gloss finish
A range of colours
Very durable
Jag AQUA-SEAL™edge
Water resistant
Chip resistant
Better value than alternatives
10 year warranty
No option for raised profile doors
Less colour choice than melamine
Approx 20% more $$ than melamine
Vacuum formed vinylGood range of colours
Durable easy clean finish
Water resistant
Good choice of raised profile doors
10 year warranty
Tend to be more expensive
Painted LacquerUnlimited choice of colours
Water resistant
Can be repainted later
Good choice of raised profile doors
10 year warranty
Prone to chipping
More expensive than alternatives
Longer wait time for kitchen
Approx 50% more $$ than melamine
Timber and Timber VeneerTimeless look
Water resistant
Can be refinished later
Good choice of raised profile doors
Approx double cost of melamine
Longer wait time for kitchen

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A word on Cabinet Interiors

The inside of your kitchen cabinets will almost always be constructed from Melamine. This is a product manufactured from a wood bi-product core sandwiched between two layers of melamine material.

The board used for cabinets will typically be white but you can always specify a coloured interior at additional cost. Melamine is the accepted industry standard for cabinet construction because it is durable, easy to clean and reasonably priced.

A coloured version of the same board is often used for door and drawer faces. Jag's AQUA-SEAL™ edge banding system dramatically reduces the likelihood of moisture damage to cabinets.

How Jag’s AQUA-SEAL™ edge banding process will extend the life of your kitchen

Jag Kitchens has recently installed a new highly advanced edge banding system that gives Melamine and Acrylic Doors a fantastic seamless look. This means that we are able to produce Melamine and Acrylic doors that are very resistant to chipping but also highly moisture resistant.

Having given our edge banded doors the ultimate torture test of putting them through a full hot dish washer cycle we are confident in offering a 10 year warranty on this product.

All of our edged doors and cabinet parts are now edged using Jag’s AQUA-SEAL™ system.

Interested in a new kitchen design but still have some questions?

No problem. Perhaps you are working through some kitchen renovation ideas and would like our input. Or maybe having to measure your own kitchen is an issue or just you're unsure of the overall process?

Check out our case studies for real-life kitchen renovations, or click through to our gallery for more kitchen design inspiration.

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