materials & finishes

what cabinet material & finish is best for you?

Cabinets are often the biggest statement makers, acting as both the backdrop and anchor for your room’s design. While color is naturally one of the most important aesthetic considerations for new cabinets, the finish is also a vital factor to consider. 

Elite Cabinets offers many materials and finishes to serve as the base of your custom cabinetry. Choose from classic wood, modern high gloss, or textured finishes, just to name a few. Each material comes in multiple colors and designs, meaning you can achieve the look you want no matter your budget. Learn about each material below.

high gloss finishes

high gloss finishes

High gloss cabinets have become one of the most popular finishes for modern and contemporary kitchen styles. Adding a gloss cabinet finish to any space delivers a cleaner look and pop of shine. The light-reflecting surface helps spaces feel larger and more open than they actually are, making it perfect to use in smaller kitchens. In addition to its overall sleekness, high gloss cabinets are easy to clean and maintain, wiping clean with a microfiber cloth and water. It is made with a durable polymer that has reduced sensitivity to impact and scratching. It will not crack, warp, shatter, chip, stain or distort from normal commercial or household activities. It is also UV-resistant, so you don’t have to be concerned about discoloration from the sun.

Doors and drawer fronts are available in either flat panel, or shaker style.

super matte finishes

high gloss finishes

Matte finish cabinets have been quickly rising in popularity over recent years. Opposite to high gloss finishes, matte cabinets have an ultra-smooth, velvety surface. For those who don’t gravitate toward the shiny side, matte provides an elegant alternative to the sparkle. Matte finishes do a great job of adding a textural element, layering to other gloss areas, such as the countertop or backsplash. It also pairs well with rustic surfaces such as wood elements or natural stone. Although minimalistic, matte cabinets draw attention because there is nothing to detract from them. Chic and modern, this cabinet finish also offers the advantage of minimizing the appearance of dirt, fingerprints and smudges. 

Doors and drawer fronts are available in either flat panel, or shaker style.

textured finishes

high gloss finishes

Wood textured finishes have the ability to add a depth, warmth & touch of luxury without the higher cost associated with natural pieces. Textured cabinets feature embossed designs that can be used to create a focal point of the space & set the tone of the overall design. With rapidly advancing technology, textured finishes can replicate the look & feel of real wood, but with additional benefits. Textured finishes are highly resistant to scratches, impact, chemicals, heat, moisture, UV damage & are easily cleaned with common household products. Choose from designs that mimic various wood species & even reclaimed or weathered looks. Since these cabinets are not fashioned from a solid piece of wood, it is an affordable, environmentally friendly alternative to traditional cabinet doors. Textured finish cabinetry is pre-finished, saving time & money, when compared to painting/staining. The consistency & stability of the material keep it from warping/expanding & contracting like plywood & solid wood, giving you durable & beautiful cabinetry for years to come.

Doors and drawer fronts are available in either flat panel, or shaker style.

wood

high gloss finishes

Solid wood cabinets give a timeless, natural and classic look to a kitchen. Its unrivaled natural beauty, detail and juxtaposition to other materials and appliances adds a profound richness to the space. Wood doors are highly customizable, coming in a wide variety of species, designs and styles, providing you with endless design possibilities. Wood doors are constructed of solid wood frames with either wood or MDF center panels. Panels can either be flat for a transitional style or raised for a more traditional style. The graining of the wood can run horizontal or vertical and can be either stained, painted or left unfinished.

Doors and drawer fronts are available in flat panel, shaker style or design of your choice.

wood veneer

high gloss finishes

Wood veneers seem like an unconventional material for doors, but it’s proven to be a popular option when choosing materials for your cabinets. Wood veneers mimic the aesthetics of solid wood but unlike solid wood, they’re more durable, water-resistant and longer lasting. Veneer is made of thin layers of wood glued together and applied to a substrate such as plywood or MDF. Cabinets made with wood veneer uses significantly less wood, making it an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative. Compared to wood, using wood veneers increases the overall stability of the door because the chances of splitting or cracking are greatly reduced. The additional glue that’s used also provides extra strength, making the end result much stronger than natural wood. It can be finished the same way as wood, stained, painted or left unfinished.

Doors and drawer fronts are available in flat panel only.