KARPENTER Teak Washbasin Cabinet
The material and finish of a washbasin cabinet contribute to the aesthetics of a bathroom. While you’ll need to consider this aspect for the project at hand, the allotted budget for the project will also play a factor in your final choice.
Solid wood, such as oak and teak, is popular due to its natural aesthetic and is often finished with a protective coating to prevent damage from humidity. Favored for its durability and resistance to moisture and rotting, teak is a fine choice but it’s heavier than other woods. Bamboo, although technically a grass, is often grouped with wood products because it looks similar and is a strong material. While lightweight and moisture resistant, it also grows fast, making it a sustainable alternative to solid wood.
Many washbasin cabinets are made out of engineered wood boards, then laminated with PVC, melamine or another coating such as lacquer. Laminate wood boards are available in a wide range of colors and finishes including mat, gloss, wood-look and stone-look. Although they cost less than solid wood, glass or metal alternatives, they tend to be less durable. If possible, choose higher quality cores such as MDF over weaker particleboards and prioritize furniture with longer warranties and robust finishes.
Metal washbasin cabinets usually have a structure made from metals such as aluminum, steel, brass or stainless steel and are frequently paired with other wood-based materials for storage and paneling.
Glass washbasin cabinets often incorporate glass for only the countertops, shelving or façades, and use metal or wood-based materials for the structure. This is also the case for materials such as ceramic and stone, which are usually only integrated into the countertops or shelving.