Polyester vs. polymer for kitchen doors

Although real wood doors can be bought or created to order, more and more kitchens feature plasticized doors in one form or another. These doors are typically made of MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard, compressed wood fibers), and they are covered in a variety of plastics, acrylics, or polymers.

Kitchens featured melamine-covered surfaces and flat, square doors when plastics were first used there. Melamine, which comes in sturdy, thick sheets of plastic measuring 4 feet by 8 feet and featuring a variety of colors, patterns, and textures, is still a crucial component of kitchen products. Doors, however, didn’t require the same level of protection as countertops, so the kitchen door industry has moved on to other, thinner photographic plastics. By photographic, we mean that they display actual photographs of real wood concealed beneath a transparent protective plastic, such as acrylic or polymer. These new products do not have the burden of having to adhere matching plastic tapes to the sides of the door and then melamine sheets to the face of the door, which frequently ripped off. The new doors are now completely covered in a plastic protective coating.

In spite of this, I frequently receive inquiries about the differences between two current kitchen door designs that are poorly described online:
Doors made of polyester and polymer door are two product lines that the same firm frequently sells.

Finding the look you want is the most crucial step, but if anything in both lines appeals to you, here are their distinctions. Do I suggest a certain one over others? Although I prefer durable products, your budget may require something else. Real wood is pricey, but it can last for 50 years with careful care. For these new plasticized doors, 5 and 10 year warranties are typical.