In addition to the material from which the furniture is made, the next most important element in the manufacture is the coating of the main materials - wood, chipboard, MDF. The furniture can be made of different materials and the final finish on the outside can be the same. When finished, it would be difficult to distinguish the material from which a piece of furniture is made. The exception is solid wood furniture, as they differ easily.
The main coatings are:
Of course, we are not talking about the oil paint of a time, but nice polyester or acrylic paints that give a very fine and elegant finish to your furniture. The advantage of the paint is that it is easy to maintain. MDF furniture is usually covered with paint, and chipboard, due to its rougher material, is not painted. Solid wood can also be painted, for example, when making furniture in the style of "French Provence", they are painted white and artificially aged.
Melamine foil - paper, colored in different colors and patterns, can also imitate wood decor, as well as impregnated with melamine coating - melamine resin. It is characterized by exceptional durability. Since chipboard is a relatively coarser material than MDF, it must be covered with foil to give a smooth surface. The colors of the laminate flooring can be whatever you imagine, which allows you to make any color combinations when making your kitchen. Chipboard and MDF boards are also laminated. The advantage of laminated boards is that they are also easy to maintain and allow wiping and washing of contaminated areas.
Please note that the panels from which the furniture is made are produced double-sided foil, which means that there is foil on both sides of the panel. When constructing the furniture, the panels are cut and cut, after which a special edging is placed on all visible edges - the sides are edged. This means that the laminated coating does not cover the board on all sides and therefore it is not protected on all sides. In other words, water or other liquid can easily enter from the edge and inflate the chipboard.
This is natural wood in very thin sheets - a few millimeters. When the panels are veneered with such sheets, it creates the feeling of solid wood, even at first glance it is difficult to distinguish whether it is solid wood or veneer. This is exactly the main advantage of this coating - the impact and feeling is like natural wood - warm and cozy, but without having to pay its price. Veneer is used to cover the chipboard and MDF boards.
The disadvantage of this coating is that they change color over time.