Modular kitchens, where factory-made independent units are assembled on-site, are a popular solution that has been widely considered as simplifying kitchen design to a large extent. These kitchens are available in a variety of materials and included in this list is PVC.
In any kitchen, storage is of utmost importance, as is efficiency and ease of cooking. And when it comes to the modular kitchen, cabinets, whether on the wall or under the counter, are one of the main components of kitchen design. Good, sturdy and durable kitchen cabinets, therefore, are imperative to ensuring the functional and aesthetic value of a high-quality modular kitchen. To that end, the materials that are used in their making assumes importance. Among these are plywood, medium-density fibreboard or MDF, laminates as well as PVC. Know more about Mdf vs plywood for your modular kitchen.
PVC as a material to use on modular kitchens has become the preferred option in recent times. PVC modular kitchens are cost-effective, come in a variety of kitchen colours and are durable, which makes the material good for high-traffic, rough-use spaces like kitchens.
The full form of PVC is polyvinyl chloride. PVC is a very commonly manufactured polymer or synthetic resin, which is created out of the process of polymerization of vinyl chloride. Polymerization refers to a chemical chain reaction, where smaller molecules combine to produce larger chain-like molecules. This is called a polymer. The result is a sheet made of a plastic composite that is extremely tough in its purest form. Typically, PVC was used mainly in making pipes for plumbing purposes. Due to its durability and versatility, however, PVC has also become the material of choice when it comes to certain types of flooring, cabinetry and kitchen countertops, among other things. PVC comes in the form of boards, of which there are currently two varieties. These are foam boards, which are thicker, and hollow boards, which are hollow from within and quite flexible.
The Benefits of a PVC Modular Kitchen
● The PVC modular kitchen price is reasonable, making it more affordable than other options such as wood. The hollow boards are cheaper than the foam boards but they are not
as strong, so foam boards are preferred.
● The PVC cabinets are very easy to install because they come in the form of ready-to-fit boards and they are easy to clean and easy to maintain and don’t stain.
● PVC is termite-resistant, waterproof, oil-proof and anti-corrosive.
● As they are easily available, PVC cabinets can be easily replaced in case of any damage (PVC may be stain-resistant but it can be prone to scratches).
PVC foam boards, which are preferred to hollow boards due to their strength and durability, are also available in glossy or matte finishes. The best colour combinations for the PVC modular kitchen depend on the space available, the overall aesthetic of the house and individual tastes. The advantage of opting for PVC as the material of choice is the variety of colours it comes in. Bright countertops with light-coloured PVC cabinets or vice versa, or neutral colour options that work in any style; or glossy surfaces to use in a compact kitchen space and matte for a more sophisticated look. Many colour combinations can work in a PVC modular kitchen.
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PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride and is a kind of plastic sheet that is extremely strong and durable. This is a very affordable material that is commonly used to make pipes. Its versatility has also made it popular as a surface material for countertops and cabinets.
There are many benefits to opting for a PVC modular kitchen. It is very affordable, stain-resistant, water and oil-proof and it is also very easy to clean and maintain. You also won’t have to worry about termite infestation in the case of a modular PVC kitchen. It is highly durable, which ensures that it won’t need to be changed too often. If there is any damage, however, then it is easily replaceable as PVC sheets are widely available in the market.