A new kid on the block in the world of kitchens is definitely the contemporary polyurethane kitchen. Since the kitchen is usually the main gathering place in every home – no, it’s not the living room – we all want them to be as durable and resistant as possible.
Furthermore, due to the busy lifestyle all of us lead nowadays, most homeowners prefer a kitchen design that is not only beautiful but that also allows for easy and quick meal prep and requires low maintenance. So, let’s see what these kitchens have to offer.
Durability and maintenance
Polyurethane is a paint surface that’s extremely scratch- and chip-resistant which is why it earned its place in the modern kitchen design. Another great thing about implementing polyurethane in your kitchen design is the fact that you honestly don’t have to buy entirely new kitchen elements – instead, you can simply treat your old kitchen cabinetry and give them a new shine with a nice coat of polyurethane.
You also need to understand that not all the finishes are the same. Some may look simply amazing when first applied, but they can turn out to be unsuitable for such an environment later on. However, with polyurethane, you don’t have to worry about discolouring, blistering or staining. Finally, this finish is super easy to clean, and it requires very little maintenance.
The colour and finishes
Polyurethane comes in many available finishes including both gloss and matt, as well as a stain finish. Furthermore, the colour choices are almost endless, especially if you opt for a stain finish. This means that, once again, you don’t have to worry about having to redo your entire kitchen because you can easily match the colour of your new polyurethane finish with the rest of the kitchen colour scheme.
Additionally, if you want to make sure that you match the colours in your kitchen entirely, you can find professionals specializing in colour matching to do this job for you. For example, check out the colour palette for polyurethane kitchens by Evic Group and try to find the perfect match and finish. It’s also worth mentioning that polyurethane kitchen surfaces blend beautifully with granite, quartz and marble covered countertops, which is another perk you can add on the list of their advantages.
Can you DIY it?
Absolutely! The great thing about polyurethane is that it’s very easy to work with, which means that practically anyone can do it. However, as with any other paint job, you’ll need to make some preparations before you actually get down to business.
First, you should strip the surface of its previous paint – use either a paint remover or opt for sanding or filling – which will provide you with a clean area to work on. Next, apply a wood filler to the surface but make sure it’s completely dry before you move onto the next step. Finally, once the surface is completely dry and prepped, apply a coat of polyurethane with either a paintbrush, lambs-wool applicator or lint-free cloth.
Make sure that there’s no fallout. The first coat will work both as a primer and a sealant, while the second one is the finishing coat. It’s important to note, however, that you must do this in a dust-free environment to ensure a clean, smooth finish.
Is it fashionable?
As mentioned before, polyurethane finishes are so versatile that the styling options are practically endless. This means that you won’t have to sacrifice any styling aspect for the sake of functionality or usability. Instead, you’ll be left with an amazing design that is also durable and easy to maintain which – at least to us – sounds like a win-win scenario. Finally, since polyurethane is so durable, the beauty of your kitchen cabinets won’t be compromised for many years to come.
If you are thinking about doing something nice for your favourite meeting place – the kitchen – consider breathing new life into it by treating it with this amazing resin. The final result will be simply amazing from numerous standpoints: it will look absolutely breathtaking, it won’t require any complicated maintenance (which is great, as you’ll have more time to spend with your loved ones) and it will stay functional and beautiful for many years to come.