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Old 11-09-2020, 03:55 PM   #1
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Exclamation New Contemporary cabinets

Some time back, before the "Contemporary" cabinets were listed on the ETI website personalization page or sample order form, I requested samples of a selection of the lighter-color materials samples for eyes-on inspection.

Today I received the package of requested samples, including a piece of plywood with the "Contemporary" finish and a sample of the "Shadow Grey" flooring material that had not been listed when I requested the samples. Unfortunately there's nothing indicating the source manufacturer / product number on either plywood sample.

The Contemporary-finish plywood has a subtle 'woven / cloth-like texture' in contrast to the perfectly smooth satin Maple-finish plywood. Both are of course a synthetic (vinyl?) finish-surface bonded to luan (or similar) plywood.

Upon 'attacking' a corner of each of the plywood samples with the sharp edge of a screwdriver blade, both seem equally (very) resistant to actual 'breakthrough' of the vinyl finish layer; both seem similarly subject to suffering a 'scratch impression' short of actual breakthrough of the vinyl layer.

A 'non-breakthrough scratch impression' on the satin Maple is a slight bit more 'obvious' (IMO) than the same 'scratch impression' left on the textured Contemporary material, though both can be highlighted if the light is right (or should I say "the light is wrong"?).

The Contemporary isn't going to 'be for everyone' (what is? ) but IMO the new finish is certainly nice and worthy of serious consideration by folks inclined to the lightest possible interior color palette.

Kudos to ETI for expanding the choices
Alan E.
Soon-to-be Escape 5.0TA Owner (deposit 09/09/2020; GCD 08/18/2021)
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