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Our Matt Kitchen Finishes Explained...
A matt kitchen finish provides a smooth texture to kitchen units and surfaces but without the shine and deep reflections featured in high gloss kitchen finishes. Matt finishes can successfully create subtle, understated kitchen designs, achieving a true sense of refined luxury. Matt kitchens are easy to maintain, extremely durable and can also be more resistant to fingerprints and marks. As a result of these factors, they are a very popular choice and ALM Studios provide a staggering range of styles and colours in a matt finish.
Mixing Matt finishes
Beautiful to behold and tactile to touch, we can construct a design scheme for you using a combination of one of our huge range of matt finished doors in combination with any other door in the range.
Here the striking wood may perhaps be too dominant to use for a full kitchen scheme, but used in combination with the subtle elegance of our Matt Arabica door the end results are simply sublime. Our Matt finished doors can be used in conjunction with woods, metallics, gloss and stone finishes to produce a unique design just for you.
Matt lacquer laminate kitchens
As its name suggests, a matt lacquer laminate kitchen is the hybrid result of combining a laminate and matt lacquer finish. The lacquer paint used on this specific type of finish is non-glossy and offers both attractive and protective properties. The process involves miring the laminate and lacquer finishes together, before the decorative lacquer laminate finish is cohered, pressed, and bound to the substrate. The units undergo a special waterproofing production process, whereby all edges are fused with the surface using a laser (which is why these doors are sometimes referred to as matt laser kitchens). The end result is a very smooth and extremely durable kitchen finish. The finish is not only hard-wearing and resistant, but also carries an affordable price tag.
Fenix® Satin Lacquer Kitchens - The next generation of surfaces for interior design
Fenix® kitchen finishes are a relatively new concept in kitchen door design. Whilst not unique to ALM Studios, there are very few kitchen specialists who can offer Fenix® doors, and fewer still who can match the quality of those on offer from ALM Studios. Fenix® is highly resistant to scratches, abrasion, dry heat, acid-based solvents and household reagents. Thermal healing of superficial micro-scratches is also possible. Fenix® surfaces have a unique non-porous external layer, allowing the material to stay neat with simple, everyday care and cleaning methods. The concept of a Satin kitchen is to offer a balance between the light reflecting properties of a high gloss door and the light defusing qualities of a matt door. As kitchen designers we will often work with clients who specifically want the increased feel of light and space that a gloss finish can create. However, our clients sometimes wish to tone down the effect but without eliminating it completely; it is in these circumstances that satin lacquer kitchen doors come into their own.
Matt laminate kitchens
Our matt laminate kitchens are produced by vacuum-forming a semi-molten foil over a pre-machined substrate which is then pressed and adhered together. The technologically intensive manufacturing process is specifically designed to prevent the de-lamination of the foil from the substrate. Consequentially, any preconceived impressions about laminate kitchen finishes can be left at the showroom door! ALM Studios’s matt laminate kitchen range boasts an extensive palette to cater for our clients’ every need. Some of these doors are the most affordable within our whole range, although very few people would ever be able to readily spot the difference between these and some of our more expensive finishes.