What are the Best Materials for Bathroom Cabinets

Posted August 31, 2018

What are the Best Materials for Bathroom Cabinets

You spend more time in your bathroom than you might think. Therefore, when it comes time for bathroom renovations in your Oakville home, you should take your time choosing each design detail. From the countertops to the vanity style to the cabinetry and its materials, each choice affects the outcome (and longevity) of your project.

One important decision you have to make is the choice of your bathroom cabinet material. Cabinetry must withstand the heat, moisture and everyday use – otherwise, you might find yourself replacing it sooner than expected.

Common Materials for Custom Bathroom Cabinets to Consider

You have a few choices for cabinet materials, the most common ones being MDF, solid wood, rubberwood and solid plywood. Review these standard materials, consider your budget, and then decide which works for your project.

- Solid Wood: Solid wood may cost the most, but it is ideal for the bathroom setting. Solid woods like oak and maple hold up well against the bathroom climate, especially if you seal them properly. Solid wood comes in a variety of styles and finishes, too. And it easily refinishes if you decide to change your bathroom’s style a few years later. When dents and scratches occur from everyday use, it holds up well to sanding, patching and re-staining.

- Solid Plywood: Another choice is solid plywood. This material does not contract and expand like wood, so it handles high humidity better. While not as strong as wood, you get an affordable, high-quality look for your bathroom that lasts for years. Depending on the front coat, you may refinish your solid plywood cabinets if you choose to change things up later.

- Rubberwood: Rubberwood offers an eco-friendly alternative made from the Hevea Brasilienesis rubber tree. It provides strength like oak, but comes with a higher price tag. It withstands moisture, comes in a variety of styles and finishes, and holds up well to everyday use.

- MDF: Medium density fiberboard (MDF) is compressed wood. It is resistant to moisture when appropriately treated and offers a lower cost option than solid wood or plywood. Once damaged, you cannot repair it like plywood or solid wood, but you can paint it. MDF comes in a variety of styles and finishes, making it ideal if you have a small remodeling budget. While moisture resistant, MDF cannot hold up against substantial water contact, or it might warp. 

Find custom bathrooms cabinets in Oakville that suit your style and budget

Instead of opting for premade cabinets made from particle board, consider the potential of custom-made bathroom cabinets.

Oakville Kitchen & Bath Centre creates cabinetry for your space that suits your functional needs, taste and budget. Our team has been remodeling bathrooms and kitchens for more than 50 years. 

Visit our showroom in Oakville – open Monday through Saturday – to browse design options and meet with a design specialist to go over your cabinetry needs.

Speak with a design specialist at Oakville Kitchen & Bath Centre today to learn more about our custom bathroom cabinets in Oakville. Schedule a consultation at 905-827-4611 or contact us online with your questions about cabinetry and bathroom renovations.


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