Kitchen Island And Table In Oak By Cesar

When it comes to choosing the finish for your kitchen cabinets, there are a range of factors to take into consideration before making the final decision. Cost, durability, style of the kitchen and level of maintenance can all influence your choice. Cabinet finishes are one of the most visible design decisions in any kitchen remodel, so it is important to choose a durable yet attractive finish. Below, we explore three very common kitchen finishes.


Laminate is a unique material that is incredibly customizable. Manufacturers can essentially print any type of decorative design, providing you with hundreds of style & color combinations, including wood grain imitations. Depending on your specific style and taste, laminate will look good in both traditional and modern kitchens.

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Laminate is also, by far, more durable than any other material and will hold up to the heavy use of the average kitchen. As a manufactured product, laminate is made to resist heat and scratches. If a damage should occur, it will be quick and easy to replace. Furthermore, laminate is easy to clean and care for, making it an ideal solution for families with small children.


When it comes to lacquers, the first decision to make is whether you want to go for a glossy or matte look. High-gloss doors make a kitchen look larger and gives the cabinetry a much sought-after sophisticated look. On the other end of the scale are matte doors, which are more calming and soothing, and are suitable for larger kitchens with plenty of light.

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You will have a range of colors to choose from, allowing you to set the mood in your kitchen. Colors can change or influence your perception and mood, with the right color adding, for example, energy, harmony or tranquility. Lacquers are also highly durable and easy to maintain. For cleaning, all you need is a damp microfiber wash cloth. Have a look at our kitchen portfolio to see which finish you like most.

Wood Veneer

If you are looking for a very high-end finish, this is the way to go. Veneers are often made of expensive, even exotic, woods such as eucalyptus, walnut and oak. The appearance of the grain and figure in wood comes from slicing through the growth rings of a tree and its appearance varies depending on the angle at which the wood is sliced. This, and many different types of wood, gives you a large range of looks to choose from.

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Being a natural product, wood can enhance the beauty of your home and add a warm look to your interiors. On top of that, wood veneer has a long life, being a sturdy and strong material.

Combining finishes

Remember, you can also combine different kitchen finishes with each other to create an even more unique look. View an example of our Maxima 2.2 kitchen in a combination of ash etched glass and cereal oak finishes.

Download Cesar’s finishes

To view all the finishes that Cesar can offer, download our Cesar finish catalog.

Eco-sustainability at Cesar

If we all took small steps towards helping the environment, we would achieve extraordinary results. At Cesar, we have decided to take specific measures. An example of this are the panels that we use in our furniture, which have very low formaldehyde emissions. Cesar is also FSC certified, a mark that guarantees the traceability of the wood used and that it comes from responsibly managed forests. If you are in doubt which finish will work best for your kitchen, it is always a good idea to talk to a professional kitchen designer.