Edge Banding

Edge banding is a popular method of finishing cabinet sides and tops. It gives the cabinet a finished look with a painted edge. Cabinet material, such as MDF, particleboard, or plywood. It is first cut to the correct dimensions. The edges of the cabinet material are then sanded smooth and lightly painted with a color of your choice. This process leaves a painted edge around the entire cabinet.

Other edge banding application

Edge banding is a popular way to add visual interest and stability to furniture products. It's also a great way to protect materials from moisture and wear. Edge banding can be applied to a variety of materials. Including MDF, laminate, wood, plywood, and particleboard. 

Edge banding can add an extra layer of protection to a surface. It prevents moisture and other toxins from reaching the wood. It can also add a unique look to your project. 

How thick is edge banding for kitchen cabinets?

There is a lot of debate about the thickness of edge banding for kitchen cabinets. Some people believe that it should be no thicker than 1/4 inch, while others believe that it should be as thick as 1/2 inch. The truth is that there is no definitive answer to this question. It depends on the specific application. And the specifications of the particular cabinet brand or model. As for modern style cabinets standard, there are

22mm for 16mm and 18mm board   

30mm for 25mm board  

Thickness: 1.0mm, 1.2mm, and 1.5mm

Edge banding colors

Edge banding is a popular decorative method to add a unique look to any piece of furniture. This process involves applying small strips of adhesive to the edge of a piece of wood. Then trim them to the desired length and press them down firmly. There are many different edge banding colors available. Like solid, woodgrains, metallic, double color. So it's important to choose one that will complement your furniture. Here are some tips for choosing the right color: 

1. Choose a color that harmonizes with your furniture and paint a color palette. 

2. Match the edge banding color exactly to the paint on your furniture. Don't try to use a darker or lighter color. Because this can cause problems with future painting projects. 

3. Be careful when applying edge banding because it's easy to make mistakes.

Edge banding material types

There are many different types of edge banding material. And each with its own benefits and drawbacks. 

PVC is a popular edge banding material. It’s both inexpensive and easy to apply. But, it’s not very durable. It can be peeled off easily, especially under high humidity conditions.

Acrylic edge banding is transparent. You can use it to create new and interesting visual effects. It highlights the decorative effect of the edges.

ABS edge banding is usually made of plastic, and it has excellent bending performance. Yet, it also has the disadvantage of being easily broken.

Wood veneer is a hybrid material that combines the strengths of both acrylic and solid wood. It's a popular choice because it's affordable and strong enough for most applications.

Solid wood is the most durable option, but it's also the most expensive.