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What Kind of Materials we should use for Kitchen cabinet?
Materials we should use for Kitchen cabinet?
1) Waterproofing the counter-tops
Cracked countertops allow for the seeping of water inside thereby causing accumulation of water under them. Such waters when dirty can lead to unwanted scents in the kitchen. First, sand the outdated tops to create ideal surfaces that can easily hold premier paint. After that, apply a good coat of paint to cover up the cracks in the wood and linoleum. You will then apply polyurethane for the prevention of leaks and spills.
2) Waterproof under the sink cabinets
Devoid of how well the cabinets are maintained, water always ends up inside them. Such water if not wiped out can cause rotting of the wood or growth of mold on them. The only way to protecting your cabinets from accumulating water is through waterproofing using polyurethane. Oil-based polyurethane is the most preferred. SF gate provides some simple ways on how to do this.
4) Waterproofing the floors
Just like countertops, if not refinished with polyurethane, water will always seep deep into the cracks of your wooden floor hence ruining the overall kitchen outlook. You may need to change the older woods and replace them with waterproof ones or apply vinyl products where wetness is a problem.
5) Caulk Everything
Sometimes, almost every part of the kitchen can be rendered vulnerable to cracks due to several factors. This may also include the bathrooms and even on the roof. Caulking everything is the only sure way of ensuring these surfaces are always waterproof. Liquid polyurethane is always useful when it comes to caulking everything including the walls and other vertical surfaces in the kitchen.
6) Waterproofing under the kitchen sink
You can waterproof under the kitchen sink with stick-on tile and caulk. However, you will realize that this sometimes is a bit too tedious to do. There are a number of sink mats in the market, most of which are made by WeatherTech. The sink mats prevent mildew and the growth of mold that can ruin the outlook of your sink.
7) Adopt composite worktops
Commonly known as quartz worktops, composite worktops are made from 90% quartz mixed with small percentages of binders. These worktops are virtually non-porous and waterproof. Apart from that, the tops are easy to clean and offer the touchy looks ideal for any meal preparation. They can be used almost everywhere, including around the sink and beside hobs.
8) Use water-resistant BWR grade plywood
The last option in keeping your kitchen waterproof is by replacing the old wooden parts of the working tops and cabinet with good quality boiling water-resistant plywood. Apart from being moisture resistant, the plywood is also resistant to frequent water splashes, a common occurrence in the kitchen.
- BWR plywood offers the fine touch that you will always need for your kitchen. It is also durable and resistant to termite infestation.
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