Here’s how to choose the materials for your kitchen cabinets

Here’s how to choose the materials for your kitchen cabinets

Our kitchen designers will help you choose the perfect materials for your cabinets when renovating your kitchen

Choosing the right materials for your new kitchen cabinets

There are numerous kitchen cabinet materials available on the market. To make an informed choice, you’ll need to know what factors to consider, as well as the relative advantages of each option.

Similaque laquée

Factors to take into account

For a kitchen you’ll love day in and day out, it’s important to choose cabinet materials based on your lifestyle. Depending on the demands you anticipate placing on your kitchen, the vulnerability of certain materials to heat, water or scratching may make them inappropriate for use in your situation. For example, families might want to choose a material that’s durable and easy to maintain. Style is also an important consideration. Do you prefer the modern look of Similaque cabinets or a more classic look, like you’d achieve with opaque lacquer? Certain materials only come in a limited selection of colors and textures, so make sure you settle on one that you’ll appreciate for a long time to come. Last, don’t forget to choose a material that’s within your budget. Melamine, polymer and European laminate will all give you great value for your money. There are so many choices in kitchen cabinet materials that you’re sure to find one you like.

Kitchen cabinet materials can be divided into two main groups: natural materials, like solid wood and wood veneer, which add charm and come in unique and varied colors, and synthetic materials, including acrylic and Similaque, which are durable and easy to maintain.

Are you planning to renovate your kitchen in the near future? The trend this year is to use synthetic cabinet materials in natural shades of beige, grey-beige and taupe, often in two contrasting tones. For the more adventurous, kitchen materials in dark colors, like blacks, greys, and browns, are currently the most avant-garde choices on the market. Do you dare?


Kitchen cabinet frames

Regardless of what material you choose for the doors of your cabinets, you should be aware that the cabinet frames at Cuisines Verdun all offer the same advantages: ¾" thickness and very dense materials, featuring doweled or tongue-and-groove construction. Our cabinet frames not only offer superior quality, but are also customizable and made in Quebec.



Features of the various kitchen cabinet materials



  • The latest material, highly fashionable
  • Resistant to scratches and water
  • Choice of modern colors in matte and glossy finishes
  • Durable seams
  • Easy to repair
  • Premium quality

Similaque boyer


Opaque lacquer

  • Painted and lacquered MDF in an infinite variety of colors
  • Smooth edges
  • Very popular
  • Premium quality

Opaque lacquer matte finish



  • Lacquered, stained or natural finish
  • Warmth and charm
  • Good selection of colors
  • Wide variety of materials, including walnut and oak
  • Premium quality

Satin dark chocolate oak



  • Very resistant to scratches, perfect for families with young children
  • Shaker style
  • Vast choice of colors
  • Continuous woodgrain effect
  • Affordable, offering good value for the price


  • Very wide range of colors
  • The least expensive material on the market



  • Continuous synthetic material that extends around the sides with no apparent seams
  • Manufactured under pressure to withstand heat
  • Affordable, offering good value for the price



  • Several glossy colors available
  • Unique modern look


European laminate

  • Available in imitation woodgrain finishes
  • Beautiful texture
  • Pressure-glued seams
  • Affordable, offering good value for the price


Wood veneer

  • Warmth and charm
  • Can be stained
  • Large selection of colors and textures
  • Durable seams


Rough chic

  • New, highly fashionable material
  • Made from ash wood
  • Classic or modern look
  • Interesting texture with a rustic effect
  • Adds a touch of warmth to contemporary designs


Synthetic rough chic

  • Same advantages as rough chic, but less expensive
  • Synthetic laminate imitates the striations of ash wood for a rustic look


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