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Finish Types

At Muretti, we understand that the finish of your kitchen or bathroom cabinets is just as important as the style and construction. That's why we offer a wide variety of finish types to choose from, so you can create the perfect look for your space. We also offer a variety of custom finishes. Browse our finish types below to learn more.

Finish Types

HPL Laminate – Models: This finish is part of Urban

High pressure laminate is the official name; however, it is also referred to as PLAM, plastic laminate or simply laminate. This laminate is made up of multiple layers of kraft paper saturated with resins, then topped with a decor paper, which is fused together by heat and pressure. The process and combination then form a single, rigid laminated sheet.

High pressure laminate is then sealed with adhesives which provide a stable and durable material making it ideal for frameless cabinet construction. It is one of the most durable decorative surfaces available in unlimited colors and patterns with special performance properties such as chemical, fire and wear resistance. Also, knowns to be hygienic, food safe and easy to maintain. HPL cabinetry can achieve the look and feel of materials such as wood grains, high-gloss acrylics, and metals giving you the advantage of a realistic alternative to such materials.

Fenix (part of HPL)

Fenix is one of the materials highly recommended for a range of vertical and horizontal interior design applications. With low light reflectivity, the FENIX surface is extremely opaque, soft to touch, anti-fingerprint and comes with a possibility of thermal healing of superficial micro-scratches.

This material is often used in hospitality, healthcare, bathrooms, furniture, and of course kitchens. Fenix innovative feature is to provide a laminate with a distinctive matt appearance which offers state-of-the-art performance as it provides special surface characteristics such as thermal scratch repair. This can be achieved through the help of nanotechnology.

Unicolor (Part of HPL)

Unicolor is a versatile option which enables exceptional quality of hardness making it resistant to scratched, crashes, abrasions, chemical agents, bacteria and heat. It is a high-pressure laminate with a decorative surface and core which can be presented as milled or carved to highlight its decorative properties, making it the perfect choice for designer furniture, and decorating public places. Due to advanced technology content and to a specific production process resulting in solid-block appearance with absence of imperfections in corners and edges. Unicolor is as a material made from layers of cellulose fibre, which is then soaked in thermosetting resins followed by the process of to undergo a combined and simultaneous action of pressure and heat. The color is consistent which provides a look and feel throughout the laminate with no dark lines or edges.

Wood Veneer – Models: Urban, Aura, Essenza

Wood veneer begins as thin layers of wood glued together then applied to a substrate such as particle board or MDF. Furniture made with wood veneer can be more readily available than pieces made from solid wood making it a great solution for many modern designs. Another advantage of utilizing wood veneer is it has the flexibility to be refinished. There is minimal chance of splitting and cracking as it also uses a specific glue which strengthens the result more than you would obtain with natural wood. An exciting way to bring into your home those cost-prohibited exotic woods is through wood veneers.

Tempered Glass – Models: Vertigo

Tempered glass can be defined as glass that is heat treated to be stronger and more durable than standard annealed glass making it approximately four times stronger. This material is the best option for people looking for an elegant material with a bold personality, making this finish a spotlight thief which is certain to please the eye of all around. There are two available options- one would be a very elegant glossy version, and the other a modern looking matt version consisting of a sheet of very pale back-painted tempered glass. Ending with a special protective treatment which is applied to its surface to prevent scratches as a final finish.

PET Laminate – Models: Plana, Cloe

PET film starts as a thermoplastic polymer which is laminated to an MDF core with a specific glue under high heat and pressure, creating an ideal surface for building stunning long-lasting cabinetry. These materials are cost effective as there is no paint involved when using PET. There is no adhesive edge banding applied to PET materials and they are considered extremely heat and moisture resistant, especially when combined with zero-joint. The process to create PET laminate has been perfected which virtually eliminates warping and rippling. Our PET materials are exact matched to the design you are looking for, allowing consistency and flexibility throughout you living space.

Melamine – Models: Energy, Cloe

The process to obtain melamine is through a textured saturated décor paper which is thermally fused directly to the substrate often being MDF, or particle board. Particleboard and MDF are ideal substrates for TFL as they are consistent materials with very minimal possibility of mistakes. If you are looking for something similar to HPL, you can find it in melamine as it has similar characteristics visually, is scratch resistant and long lasting. This material gives you consistency and stability, which provides peace of mind that you will not worry about warping or expanding and contracting like plywood and solid wood. The end resulting in solid cabinetry that is scratch resistant and durable for years to come without the need to refinish, saving you time and money.

Solid Wood – Models: Canova (Ash Wood Only), Free, Venetia

Wood doors are constructed of solid wood frames, then either wood or MDF center panels are added to complete the design. There are different variations that can be achieved through solid wood finishes such as flat, transitional style or you can design them raised for a more traditional style. There are many options from various wood specifies and strain which will cater to the desired look and feel you are looking for. There are options for doors to be made with paint-grade birch, maple or MDGF. Also, you can choose from horizontal and vertical lines as well as various cuts. There are endless possibilities that come with choosing solid wood as your choice of materials for your renovation project.

High gloss lacquer- Models: Vesta, Aura

High gloss lacquer is known to visually enlarge spaces. The high gloss feature enables you to have fun with reflections that give you options to create an astonishing effect throughout the living space you want to design. To acquire this finish, we first apply a layer of high-gloss lacquer varnish on the smoothed surface base. Then, a second layer of the same varnish is applied to ensure chromatic uniformity and sufficient thickness for the next step which is a” brushing” treatment. After drying the doors for several days to harden it, it is polished to remove any trace of dust. The process is finalized with cotton brushes and polishing waxes for the final brightening. This finish tends to be more suited to a modern-style kitchen with flat cabinet fronts than it is for a traditional-style kitchen, and when it comes to popularity, this seems to never go out of style.

Matte Lacquer- Models: Canova, Sky, Aura

Matt lacquer is probably the most timeless of any options from the finishes that are available. The process begins as with the high gloss, or metallic lacquered doors. Following this initial step, the matte lacquer varnish is applied in a single layer, then the doors are left to dry out for a few days as this allows the paint to fully harden. The end-result consist of a silky, scratch-resistant lacquered finish, slightly embossed as well as with deep and solid opacity. This finish will give you an incredibly luxurious look and feel and will also provide the durability you desire.

Metallic Lacquer- Models: Urban

Our metallic varnish begins with the normal lacquer process, then followed with mixing the color base with powdered metal composed of aluminum scales. A specific application ensures that the metal powder stays flat on the surface and is distributed dynamically. This fascinating process allows every scale to reflect the light in a unique way. This process is durable, highly scratch-resistant, luminous with a deep, rich color finish.




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