Vinyl laminate is a protective layer made from paper and vinyl that is commonly used on interior surfaces of cabinet units. It is also utilized on some exterior surfaces of cabinets. The laminate is applied to shelves to prevent damage and can be found on end panels, door panels, and cabinet frames. The material is durable and resistant to scratches and tears. It is also effortless to clean. Vinyl laminate is available in various styles and colors, with some designed to imitate wood. However, it is crucial to note that vinyl laminate should only be applied to structurally sound cabinet units. Any damaged pieces must be replaced before being covered with the vinyl laminate.