We're leaning toward white wood interior doors, so now the question is: CPL or white lacquer?
According to the research done so far, CPL seems to be more resistant and easier to clean, especially for children.
Also, we think doors with stripes or so-called pilaster strips are quite chic (nice to have), but unfortunately the CPL+white+pilaster stripes range seems very limited and therefore quite expensive. What are your recommendations and opinions on surface coatings?
From experience, I would always recommend a CPL coating if babies are already born or planned. Because CPL is more stable and easy to maintain.
Once the babies have fledged, the doors can be repositioned – if the installed ones no longer appeal – which the heart desires, and are not solely for practical reasons.
Of course, there are some differences here. First, the interior life of doors such as honeycomb inlay, tubular panel, tubular particle board or solid particleboard, as well as HDF, MDF and, of course, solid.
Coatings of HPL, CPL with foil or varnish are just as varied.
CPL is slightly thinner than HPL.
The advantage of CPL coated doors is that they are light resistant and less sensitive than lacquered doors.
As an intermediate option, I would suggest a tubular chip door core (they are not as "lightweight" as honeycomb or canvas) CPL with a postforming edge coating. These types of edges are less door-sensitive than corner edges.
We deliberately chose white lacquer and angled edges. We looked at several CPL's and didn't find the surface beautiful. No round edge either. And Lacquered doors can be poured and varnished – anything is possible. More sensitive, of course – but you don't have to see that close.
Resin-based varnishes tend to yellow over time, while acyl varnishes are more consistent in color. The former are physically dried by solvent-based ingredients, that is, by absorption of oxygen from the air. Acrylic paints diluted with water, on the other hand, dry by water evaporation.
So it depends on which paint system is used.
We bought a couple of white Ikea kitchen cabinets for our kitchen about 5 years ago, and they all yellowed (and no one here smokes). They look so bad you could just throw them away. It would really piss me off if you had yellow doors in a few years and had to replace them all.
So, we have white CPL doors, but we've only lived in our new house for 1.5 weeks. We opted for white knotty oak door panels and door frames. We really like it and it is different than the frame and door of the same color.
I hope and don't think the doors will yellow much. They are definitely easy to clean and so far I have been able to easily remove any dirty fingerprints.