Melamine doors are made using a chipboard panel (or other type of composite made from recycled wood) coated on one or two sides with melamine paper. This is a synthetic material comprised of very thin sheets of paper (around one tenth of a mm) impregnated with a melamine-based resin. The use of this paper leads to the coated panel often being called a melamine panel. Initially used as an economical alternative to “real wood” or plastic laminate, it is now highly appreciated and widely used in the manufacture of furniture. This is largely thanks to the development of ever increasingly realistic papers, which are able to simulate the pores of natural wood, creating rough finishes. Melamine surfaces are very long lasting and highly scratch-resistant and solvents, as well as being very quick and easy to manufacture.
Products made from melamine laminates should only be cleaned using neutral detergents (i.e. neither acidic such as bleach, nor alkaline such as ammonia), which do not contain abrasive pastes: we recommend the use of detergents for cleaning glass, rubbing the doors with a soft cloth dampened with one of these products.
Creo Kitchens uses melamine laminate doors for models Alma, Nita, Kyra, Jey and Ank.
The Tranché finish gives the surfaces of the cabinets the textured effect of rough wood: a manufacturing process with a handcrafted flavour that preserves an irregular and archetypal line. Without compromising the functionality and durability of the materials, it elevates surfaces to a level of visual, tactile and evocative stimulus that preserves the original fingerprint of wood. This surface is widely used in interior design for kitchens and living room furniture.
At Creo Kitchens this special finish is used for models Alma, Nita, Kyra, Jey and Ank.