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  • Finish 101: Membrane Finish

    Continuing with the Kitchen Finish 101 series, which we started in the last blog, this blog will focus on the membrane finish. Although there is a brief description of the membrane finish in the materials blog post, there is a lot more to this material as a finish option for both the kitchen and the wardrobe.

    As stated in both the Kitchen and Wardrobe Buying Guide, the membrane finish is known for giving a very clean and pristine look look. At ModSpace.in, the thin membrane foils are wrapped around plywood to create a smooth finish. Membrane shutters at ModSpace.in are available in both matt and textured finishes. Membrane is very smooth to the touch and is a great option for the modular kitchen or wardrobe.

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    Pros of the Membrane Finish

    • --Water and weather resistant
    • --Long lifespan, making it long  lasting and very durable
    • --Gives the shutters a beautiful matt finish
    • --Very easy to clean using a moist cloth and mild detergent
    • --Since the foils wrap around all sides, the shutters do not require any edge banding
    • --Very smooth to touch
    • --Economical


    Cons of the Membrane Finish

    • --ModSpace.in only provides matt finishes in the membrane finish, they are not available in high-gloss finishes
    • --Requires regular cleaning and maintenance to keep the "new" look
    Image Credit: Amazing Architecture

    Membrane finish is a great way to add an earthy touch to a home. Bring some sophistication in your kitchen or an organic touch to your bedroom and go for membrane!!

  • Kitchen Finish 101: Acrylic Finish

    We are introducing a Kitchen Finish 101 series to take you through one of the fundamentals of the kitchen: everything to know about the best finishes for the Indian kitchen. The kitchen finish determines the overall look of the kitchen, yet it should also withstand the constant activity that takes place. This blog will discuss the basics of the acrylic finish, and how well it can work within a modular kitchen.

    What is Acrylic? Acrylic is a non-toxic, high gloss finish which gives kitchen cabinets a smooth appearance. In the manufacturing process, a thin layer of the material is placed on MDF or Plywood to create the shutters. The entire shutter is later covered with a protective layer and the edges are sealed. The overall material is extremely reflective, giving the kitchen a mirror-like appearance. This mirrored appearance is an excellent choice for smaller kitchens, as it will make the kitchen appear much larger and more spacious than it actually is. The acrylic finish is available in a variety of colors.

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    Pros of Acrylic: The acrylic finish is a great option to achieve the modern look within a home. Becoming the more-preferred choice for Indian kitchens, the acrylic finish has some great advantages:

    • --Can withstand wear and tear: The kitchen can last for many years without any need for repair.
    • --Moisture, UV, and scratch resistant
    • --Easy to maintain: Maintaining Acrylic shutters is an easy process, and can be wiped down regularly with soap and water.
    • --Gives the kitchen an ultra-glossy finish
    • --Extensive range of colors
    • --Creates an inviting appearance within the kitchen.


    Cons of Acrylic: The acrylic finish also has its own set of disadvantages:

    • --Edges of the shutter are visible: The acrylic material is placed on top of the shutter, but it does not continue to wrap around the   edges.
    • --The high-gloss finish brings out the finger prints, dirt, and stains easily, and therefore they require regular cleaning
    • --More expensive than the laminate finish
    • --Not available in a matt finish: Acrylic is limited to the high-gloss options. If you prefer a more matt finish in the kitchen, then this finish option is not for you.
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    Being the heart of the home, the kitchen appearance should be given the utmost importance. The Acrylic finish remains pristine for many years, and is currently a favorite amongst the ModSpace.in customers. For that ultra-high gloss look in your kitchen, consider Acrylic!

  • Everything to know about Cabinet Materials

    When it comes to finalizing your cabinet materials the process can be extremely overwhelming. Your designer or vendor can present you with an array of options and you won't even know where to start! At ModSpace.in we provide a comprehensive Buying Guide, explaining all the materials and elements that go into both a kitchen and a wardrobe. Below are the basics of all the materials used at ModSpace.in, starting with the carcass to the finish.

    Cabinet Materials: When the discussing the materials of the cabinet, we start with the carcass or the body of the cabinet itself. The body of the cabinet consists of the entire shape and size of the cabinet box. For the cabinet boxes or carcasses the customers have two options to choose from:

    • Particleboard: is made gluing together small chips of wood and compressing it to form flat boards. Particleboard is laminated at the time of manufacturing, giving a smooth finish, and is environmentally friendly. All particleboard is dipped in an anti-termite solution to make the material highly material resistant. All particleboard used in ModSpace.in kitchens and wardrobes is sealed properly, making it resistant to moisture and humidity. 
    • Plywood: Plywood is the second option for the cabinet carcass. It is engineered by pressing and binding sheets of wood veneer into a solid piece. Due to the layers of veneer it is very strong to work with, and it does not soak up water or liquids easily. Plywood resists the extreme weather conditions and does not expand or shrink with time. 

    Shutters: Shutters are the most visible part of your space. In a kitchen they are the cabinet drawers and doors, and in a wardrobe they are the wardrobe drawers. At ModSpace.in all shutters are engineered using Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), which is made gluing small wood fibers together at high temperatures. This gluing creates a solid, compact piece-making it a smooth surface to work it. The smoothness of MDF allows for versatility in design finish, and the precise finishing allows for easy cutting and adding details and design.

    • Finishes: When it comes to the shutter finish the material is placed on the MDF shutter to create that final look. There are four basic times of finishes given below.
      • Laminates are machine-pressed into MDF, and give the most variety when it comes to styling your space. Laminates are available in an infinite number of colors and styles-and come in both a matt and a gloss finish. As a material, laminates are highly scratch-resistant and very easy to clean and maintain.
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      • Membrane foils are again pressed into MDF and wrapped around the sides. ModSpace.in provides a variety of matt options in this highly scratch-resistant material. In usage, membranes are very smooth on the hands and easy to clean and maintain.
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      • Veneer is an economical option for those who desire that wooden look. It is the perfect substitute for solid wood and adds warmth and coziness to any home. Veneers are thin slices of wood that are glued to the MDF. ModSpace.in veneer shutters are especially unique as they are molded around all four ages to maintain the grain orientation.
        Image Credit: Nutec Wood Wonders
      • Lacquered/Polyurethane Paint is the final option, which includes matt or high gloss finish of an infinite number of colors painted a number of times on the MDF material. These shutters give a very rich and contemporary look, and is protected against scratches.
        Image Credit: The Kitchen Centre

    When it comes to selecting your kitchens or wardrobes, refer to the list above to make the decision process easier. Consult one of our experts to help you through the decision-making!

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