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Ilia Kurktchiev wrote:

I am looking to update kitchen and get new cabinets- and am looking at pressboard -white

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Using pressboard cabinets is a bad choice all around for many reasons: the health issues that you mention and that are a true concern, they are heavy but not sturdy, they fall apart. We've seen too many cabinets crack under the weight of granite or solid surface countertops. The absorb humidity and the laminate (if laminated) starts peeling off in about 5 years or the paint (if painted) starts leaking moisture and they expand like a sponge. It might be worth for you if you are preparing the house for sale but if you are remodeling with the intention to live there, stay away from those.
March 24 2010
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