Maple Cabinets: Everything You Need To Know
Before you go and purchase maple cabinets, there are a couple of things you need to know. In this article, we are going to look at both maple kitchen cabinets and maple bathroom cabinets to help you get a better understanding of why they might be the right option for you.
Maple Kitchen Cabinets
The first type of maple cabinets that we are going to take a look at are the kitchen cabinets. Because maple is a hardwood that is available to us in a variety of styles, it is commonly used for kitchen cabinets as it can fit into many styles. Maple wood is also extremely durable, while also having a smooth surface.
This makes it perfect for kitchens, as it can withstand any frequent movements or liquids that may be dropped on it, while also still fitting into the overall look of your kitchen. Maple wood also comes in a range of different shades including:
- Honey color
- Dark cherry reds
All of these colors look beautiful in kitchens which is why they are so popular. Because the wood is so durable, you also have the option to paint maple wood in non-traditional colors without having any issues, if you use the right type of paint.
Doing so could give your kitchen a unique feel and look that you don’t see every day. Something that’s also cool about natural maple is that when it’s exposed to heat and UV light, its natural honey color will deepen.
If you like lighter colors, we suggest opting for the natural honey color for this reason, as it will always keep your kitchen nice and bright.
Different Styles of Maple Kitchen Cabinets
As maple wood is quite flexible and versatile, it can take multiple stains and finishes. This means, when choosing styles, you won’t be short of options. Take a look at some of the styles below.
Stained styles of maple kitchen cabinets are very popular, as they resist against damage well, as a stain is applied to it. This also makes the color darker which is preferred by some. Even if it is stained, you can still apply additional finishing touches if you prefer which will give it a different feel and look.
Despite, the smoothness of maple wood, all styles require a varnish before they can be used in kitchens. The varnished style of maple wood has stronger resistance to damage, and also a slightly lighter color than the completely natural maple kitchen cabinets. Varnishing maple wood also protects it from yellowing, which can happen due to age.
Another nice style of maple kitchen cabinets is glazed. This style has a beautifully elegant look, while also being just as resistant as the other strong styles of maple.
The natural look is as the name suggests, with the wood is left as it is. This style gives your kitchen a beautiful organic look and feel. However, the disadvantage of using natural maple wood is that it is not as durable. Although, you can still use a clear protective layer to treat and protect your cabinets.
Maple Bathroom Cabinets
Although maple cabinets are much more popular in kitchens, they can also be used in bathrooms.
When being used in bathrooms they are used for the same benefits such as durability, as this helps them resist damages through movement or splashes of water. Plus, they can also give your bathroom the beautiful aesthetic you dream of because of the different styles available to suit your preference.
One thing to note though is that we don’t suggest going for the natural style in your bathroom, because you are probably going to need a more resistant style. The reason for this is, of course, the steam coming from your shower, as well as the increased likelihood of splashes, given that they will be standing in your bathroom.
Although we always suggest Canadian solid wood, it is especially important for your bathroom. This is because it is long-lasting and easy to stain or refinish if needed. With other types of wood that are often imported this isn’t the case.
If you choose other types of wood, it sometimes quite quickly get a worn and horrible texture which will make you regret choosing it.
Other benefits of solid wood include:
- Highly customizable
- Higher and better value
This is also the case for maple kitchen cabinets, as they don’t just look much more attractive, but they also feel it.
Need More Help?
Here at New Look Kitchens Renovation, we have a team of experts that is proud to build kitchen and bathroom cabinetry that is both beautiful and fully functional. As your satisfaction is our best interest, we also offer free quotes and consultations.
Whether you’re not quite sure about the style, how to get started, or have any other questions, we’re here to help. And, don’t worry we always use Canadian maple solid wood, meaning you can always expect the highest quality of maple cabinets.
Plus, with over 10 years of experience in building and installing cabinets, you can be sure that you will love the finished product.
If you have any questions, just contact us today, and let’s see how we can turn your kitchen or bathroom, into your dream.
Maple Cabinets: Frequently Asked Questions
Lastly, we just wanted to cover some frequently asked questions around maple cabinets. But, if you do have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us, as we’re always ready to help.
Is Maple a Good Wood For Cabinets?
Yes! Using solid maple wood is a fantastic choice for cabinets, as it’s durable and beautiful. It is also extremely long-lasting which is of course, beneficial as you don’t want to change your cabinets every couple of years.
Plus, maple wood also has a high value, so if you ever decide to sell your house, they will be a selling point.
What Color Floor Looks Good With Maple Cabinets?
Although floors are not our expertise, we recommend neutral colored tile. This flooring highlights your beautiful maple cabinets and their warm tones. If you don’t like neutral-colored tiles, you can also consider cream tile as that is a nice alternative too.
What Happens To Maple Cabinets Color Over Time?
Over time, the color of your maple cabinets will turn into a beautiful gold. This is caused by exposure to UV light and oxygen and isn’t a bad thing at all. Many people prefer the look over time.