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Low Pressure Laminates

Laminate kitchen cabinets have been a popular choice for decades. If you’re interested in low-pressure laminates, you’ll be pleased to know they ring in at a lower price than high-pressure varieties. Intrigued? Check out the facts.

Costs

Since laminates are at the lower end of cabinet materials, expect to pay $50 to $75 per linear foot. Low-pressure laminates should cost less than high-pressure laminates.

Pros

Resistant to chemicals, moisture and scratches.

Several color options to choose from.

More wallet-friendly for budget remodels.

Cons

Less durable than high-pressure laminates and tend to chip and crack.

Tend to fall apart more easily.

Many people are turned off by laminate cabinets because of their inexpensive look.

Durability

Low-pressure laminate is manufactured under 300-500 lbs. per square inch of pressure, while high-pressure laminates are created at 1,400 lbs. Therefore, low-pressure laminates are not made to withstand the same amount of wear and tear. That being said, the durability also relies greatly on the manufacturer that you purchase from.

Maintenance

While low-pressure laminates are made to be moisture-resistant, it’s important that you don’t break the original coating. For everyday cleaning, use a liquid cleaner mixed with water.



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