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Our new melamine finishes are primarily produced in Lawrenceville, GA. Our growth east is fueled by demand. Through our presence on the east coast, we aim to reduce our carbon footprint, our freight costs and expand our melamine collections to new clients. Melamine cabinets work well in all multifamily kitchens & bathrooms—but what exactly is the material?

Melamine is a laminate that is made by heat-sealing a substrate, such as pressed wood, medium-density fiberboard, plywood, or similar material between paper saturated with thermally fused melamine resin or TFM. TFM paper can be printed with almost any color or pattern before being heat-bonded to the substrate material. Once attached, the melamine hardens to form a decorative surface that is scratch-resistant, colorfast, and exceptionally durable. All these characteristics make melamine cabinets a popular choice with multifamily interior designers & builders.

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Melamine Cabinet Pros

You can put melamine cabinets in any multifamily design. There are many reasons to choose melamine for your cabinets, from durability to style.

Range of Colors and Styles

Melamine is a popular material for cabinet collections since it can be crafted in any color and print and customized to fit a variety of spaces. Melamine is available in a wide range of cabinetry styles and types, including framed or frameless cabinet variations, so you can easily find an option that fits your needs and aesthetic vision.

From Butternut for a Scandinavian inspired look or all PET High Gloss White and chrome for an ultra-modern feeling, you can match melamine cabinets to any style, personality, or vibe.

Longevity and Durability

Melamine can last for years or even decades if kept in good condition, and it is also lower maintenance than natural wood and less subject to swelling, splitting, or expanding due to moisture and weather conditions.
Since melamine cabinets have a printed paper surface, there is no end grain visible, which would be the case with genuine wood. Furthermore, no painting, staining, or other treatments are required since the surface arrives printed and sealed from the outset.
Many multifamily designers & developers ask us whether melamine cabinets or thermofoil best meet their budget needs & intentions. The truth is that both are very comparable & that your budget depends on a wide variety of factors including project location, color chosen, etc. Republic Elite’s team can provide guidance on value engineering. Our team has almost 5 decades of experience in cabinet manufacturing & estimating.
Republic Elite offers a wide variety of melamine color choices. From wood grains to on trend solid colorways, we have the perfect colors to complement your multifamily design. Choose from our fourteen colorways to complement your multifamily design aesthetic. We provide guidance from selection all the way through installation.

For more information about our melamine cabinets, including available door styles in framed & frameless & colors, connect with your Republic Elite account manger for information & samples.
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