Laminate cabinetry is a viable alternative to hardwood. This method of construction involves using manufactured wood as the core, which is then covered with a variety of skins to achieve a desired finished look. In the past, laminate was viewed as a cheap and low-quality option by homeowners and cabinet makers alike. However, advancements in the manufactured-wood industry have greatly improved the quality and durability of laminate cabinetry.
One of the main advantages of laminate cabinetry is that the wood core is made from chip or granulated wood, often recycled, which is bonded with resin under high pressure. The resulting boards are strong and competitively priced when compared to hardwoods. Additionally, the use of laminate skins allows for a wide variety of modern styles to be achieved, aligning with contemporary decor trends and promoting environmental conservation.