Our high gloss kitchens come in lots of colours, styles and finishes, we can supply or install high gloss kitchens in London, Kent and the South East.
A sleek, light reflective, gloss kitchen will be a beautiful addition to your home. Lots of people go for white but we also have some beautiful new colours like magma, sand, warm stone, champagne and anthracite. For bold contrasts have a look at Highline real glass accent doors, bands of colour and texture in an otherwise neutral kitchen, the effect is unusual but can look stunning.
There are lots of different types of gloss door available, how do I know what is the right one for me?
It is really a question of balance between your lifestyle, budget, the size of your room and the look you are hoping to create in your home. Big spaces are great but usually mean more cabinets so the size of your kitchen is usually the biggest factor in terms of cost. Beyond that if you want a gloss kitchen the material the doors are made from will also have cost implications.
Glass is usually the most expensive. Easy to maintain and very hard wearing because of the protection that the glass gives to the door and drawer fronts. Next are lacquer and acrylic. Lacquer facias are made using a process similar to painting cars, a number of coats of lacquer are sprayed onto MDF producing a tough end result with a good depth of colour. Acrylic doors are manufactured by bonding sheets of the material to MDF producing a highly reflective surface which is very water resistant and colour fast.
I have heard that high gloss kitchens are difficult to keep clean, is that true ?
More affordable finishes are PVC, melamine and foil. PVC and foil are similar, a plastic coating is thermoformed to the door and can be wrapped around MDF to produce a sleek look. Most affordable is melamine which is a high pressure laminate finish that still produces a reasonably tough and glossy end result.
In summary the more expensive the door finish the more scratch resistant and glossier the end result is. If you want a high gloss kitchen and have children, pets or are perhaps someone who regularly has a lot going on in your kitchen it may be worth trading down on some other element of your project and opting for the best door finish you can afford. If you don't have these things to consider then any finish should be fine, just the depth of colour and shine is something to think about.
Not really although darker colours will show fingerprints and smears more readily. Your doors will be delivered with a protective plastic film, leave this on until the installation of your kitchen is complete. When the plastic film is removed static electricity is generated which attracts dust to the surface of the door so it is best not to clean them for a day or two until this dissapates then wipe them over with a microfibre cloth.
Many people use nothing more than warm water wiped of with a dry cloth and then finish with a microfibre but periodically you can use a proprietary high gloss cleaner. We recommend Ultragloss Superpolish + DGS which we can supply, it is also readily available on EBay.