Recently, we have seen a growing popularity in our clients choosing flat (or matte) finishes for their cabinetry. When it comes to fingerprints, scratches and other imperfections, flat finish cabinet fronts tend to show less than on gloss finish fronts.
This doesn’t mean that there are no fingerprints or marks that show
, it just means that they are less noticeable due to the lack of light reflecting on the surface.
When it comes to cleaning, this type of finish takes a little more finesse than their smooth, glossy counterparts. Even so, they are not difficult to clean. You should use a soft microfiber cloth, which won’t scratch your cabinets. If the cloth is damp, make sure to follow up with a dry towel to wipe up any residue. This also goes for any type of finish,
go back over your cabinetry and countertops with a dry towel after cleaning with a wet cloth.
While you may feel this look doesn't work for your home, it is always fun to look at the different styles available to you. Using a flat finish on a natural wood tone could be the perfect look when doing a home bar or rec room. Whatever your plans are, we would love to help you achieve the exact look and style you are wanting!