2pac or Laminate: What's the difference?

  • By jess
  • 09 Jun, 2017

Having trouble deciding whether to go with 2pac or laminate for your new kitchen cabinets? Here are some things to take into consideration...

This beautiful kitchen by Cabinetry Solutions features stone benchtops, 2pac cabinets in a satin finish & a porcelain feature on the underside of the island bench.
When it comes to selecting finishes and colours, one of the first questions we will ask is whether you want 2pac or laminate doors and drawer fronts. Let's look at the difference between the two and consider the pros and cons of each option.

2pac is a painted finish so you can select any paint colour you like (remembering costs can vary depending on your selected colour) and you have the choice of a matt, satin, gloss or metallic finish. The entire door or drawer front is sprayed so there are no joins or edges and you can choose to have a profile if that's the look you're after. 2pac is a beautiful and hard-wearing finish but it is more expensive than laminate.

Laminate is glued onto the surface of an MDF board and an edging tape is applied. It comes in a huge range of brands, colours and finishes including woodgrains and patterns. Laminate is also an exceptionally hard-wearing product and a great option for your new kitchen.

While both laminate and 2pac are durable products a gloss finish in either product is more susceptible to finger prints and scratches than a satin or textured finish. There are pros and cons to both 2pac and laminate but you will find that with a bit of love and care your new kitchen will stand the test of time either way!

For further advice or to take a look at some samples, drop past our showroom at 31 Technology Drive, Warana.
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