Although a kitchen has many elements that complete it, what catches the eye when someone first takes a look at it, is the cabinetry. Don’t you agree? A good question to ask yourself then is – Are you a sucker for a matte look or would you rather your kitchen had a glossy appearance?
But there’s more than just looks that make for a good cabinet finish.
Here’s a quick run-down of most of the other important aspects that we hope will make the choice easier for you! Read on.
What’s The Difference?
Cabinets with a glossy finish are shiny and look very stylish. You can get this finish from several materials like acrylic, membrane, laminate, etc.
Matte finish, on the other hand, is diagonally opposite and does not reflect light off its surfaces and makes quite an understated statement in style. More and more people today are going for a matte look, as it appears to be a more sophisticated choice.
Which One’s Better: Pros And Cons
1. Which One Looks More Stylish?
2. Resistance To Stains From Indian Masalas
With Indian cooking, all kitchen surfaces are exposed to a lot of turmerics and other masalas on a constant basis. Going with a glossy finish will be a better idea in this case as they are way easier to clean than cabinets with a matte finish. Just one quick wipe with a microfiber cloth and off go all the stains and dust.
3. Resistance To Oil-Stains From Deep-Frying
If your family loves its deep-fried food, then oil stains and remains should be something you need to keep your kitchen surfaces protected from. Cabinets with a glossy finish handle oil stains better and are easier to clean.
4. If House-help Is To Use The Kitchen
Just because you’ve built a state-of-the-art kitchen, doesn’t mean that you’ll necessarily have the time to use, care for, and admire it every day. And if your kitchen will be handled by house-help, way more than it will be handled by you, you will be better off with surfaces that are more scratch-resistant and which wouldn’t need to be cleaned too often from the constant handling and fingerprints. And a matte finish will be a better bet in this case.
5. Which Finish Is Tougher?
Kitchen cabinets aren’t something we change often, which is why it’s better to choose a finish that is as durable as it is stylish or pleasing to the eye. Cabinets with a matte finish tend to stay unharmed for longer when exposed to sunlight and harsh cleaning and other chemicals, especially ones in darker colors.