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There is plenty of water in a kitchen – sinks, dishwashers, water dispensers – and there are plenty of opportunities for water to splash onto cabinetry and to pool on door and drawer tops or inside cupboards.

For many years this reality was effectively ignored by kitchen manufacturers who built their cabinet carcasses with White or Colour Melamine (Low Pressure Laminate) on particle board or standard MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) both of which are highly water absorbent. As a consequence, problems with water damaged panels were not at all uncommon.

Recently moves to use HMR (High Moisture Resistant) MDF have gone a long way to reducing this risk and Marton Lee use HMR MDF as standard for their cabinetry (carcasses and, in the case of lacquer finishes, front sets).

However, there is now a superior solution – White or Colour HPL (High Pressure Laminate) on Plywood. The appearance is identical to traditional cabinets but the performance is far better. While not impervious to water it is far less water absorbent and much less likely to rot or blow. Marton Lee use this as standard for all sink cabinets and you have the option to have all of your kitchen cabinetry made this way – just ask us to provide a quote for this option