Vinyl in Kitchen Cabinets? Hard Pass!
As a mom, I know that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Right? It's where we gather
to cook, eat, and make those indelible memories with our families. That's why you and I
both want our kitchens to be functional and durable and easy on the eyes to boot!
So, for me, having vinyl in my cabinets is a hard pass. I know, I know, vinyl
definitely seems like the more affordable and convenient option. Still, once they’re
installed, you will soon enough discover that vinyl on in kitchen cabinets has more
headaches than benefits. Nobody’s got time for that!
So, let's check out some of the reasons vinyl is a hard pass for moms like me.
1. Scratches and Dents: A Recipe for Disaster
Vinyl is thin and flexible, lacking the durability and resilience needed in a kitchen. The
daily wear and tear of cooking, cleaning, and just plain ole regular living can easily
scratch or dent cabinet vinyl, leaving them pretty rough looking. And let's be real, with
kids running around and the occasional accidental bump, scratches and dents are
bound to happen. That’s just life with kids.
2. Moisture and Heat: A Dangerous Combination
Kitchens are by nature are spaces with high humidity and temperature levels, and that
is a bad combination for vinyl. Moisture can seep into the vinyl, causing it to warp,
bubble, or peel, creating not only an eyesore, but an unsanitary environment too. The
heat generated by cooking surfaces and ovens can cause vinyl to shrink or crack,
further damaging the cabinets' structure, appearance and resistance to germs, bacteria,
3. Limited Design Options: A Tasteless Affair
Design options for vinyl materials on cabinets are far and few between, especially if
you're looking for a specific style or finish. Vinyl comes in pre-manufactured sheets or
rolls that are glued to the cabinet surface, which can create a cheap and artificial look.
In addition, vinyl cannot be painted or refinished, which means you're stuck with those
unchangeable, plain-Jane cabinets for the duration of their life.
4. Healthy Living Choices: My choice to live Vinyl Free
For those of you like me, we are trying to create the healthiest and most eco-friendly
environment for our children. And Vinyl is a huge concern for me. It’s plastic, its PVC,
it’s the opposite of natural healthy materials.
As a mom just trying to do the best for my family. I want that super cool trendy kitchen,
but I demand that it be safe, sanitary, and durable. Scratches, dents, lack of moisture
and heat resistance, limited design options, and PVC aren’t a part of that. So, in my
opinion, the problems that come along with vinyl cabinets definitely outweigh any
benefits. So, for me, vinyl in my kitchen cabinets is a hard pass!