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Vinylwrap vs. Two Pack
A common question I get when quoting joinery is whether the client should use vinyl wrap doors or two pack. There are many opinions on the matter sometimes biased by the sellers motivations. Here at cab.net we take no bias to either as a viable option for a quality kitchen.
It is common for people to believe two pack scratches or chips more easily than vinyl wrap. Whilst this is true it can be avoided by putting a 2-3mm round on the corners of doors and panels to minimise the impact upon collision with a sharp object. On the flip-side vinyl wrap would dint from this same impact. Any two pack panel can be repaired and repainted. A vinyl wrap door can either be repaired with furniture crayon for small marks or a part must be completely replaced for extensive damage.
It is also common for people to believe vinyl wrap will peel. As long as the supplier of the door is a quality supplier who uses correct gluing procedure and quality wrap then this problem can be avoided. There are also particular construction techniques that must be adhered to in order to vent heat away from vinyl wrap doors correctly. Heat deflectors on ovens are an example.
Below is a list of pros and cons for each and some myths dispelled
Quicker lead time for supply
Satin and Matt finishes are hard to differentiate from two pack
Limited colour range
Gloss finish has orange peel effect (looking across the surface horizontally with light reflection shows an imperfect gloss reflection like the surface of orange peel)
Fully customisable kitchen design as any wooden part made can be painted
Any colour from any paint brand can be chosen. Any gloss level can be selected
Increased range of highly detailed door designs available
Extended Lead time
Both vinyl wrap and two pack excellent, durable options for cabinetry doors
Two pack considered the premium option of the two