Around the turn of the century, the popularity of high gloss fitted wardrobes really took off and has shown no signs of abating since. Earlier restricted mostly to the kitchen space, high gloss finish furniture is now preferred for living and bedroom spaces as well. So how exactly did this come about?
Gloss looks better
While certain wardrobe buyers prefer matte or regular finish over gloss, the latter has its fair share of fans. One reason for that is its fabulous appearance.
A high gloss finish wardrobe looks significantly brighter and bolder compared to a low-gloss or regular finish wardrobe in the same tone. This helps in multiple ways. For instance, the high sheen finish reflects a lot of light. In a bedroom, this creates the effect of a large and airy room. Moreover, with high gloss finish you can safely choose dark tones like dark brown, blue, and purple. But if you opt for a dark tone with a regular or matte finish, it will absorb a notable amount of ambient light which makes the room look smaller and darker. Of all places, you definitely don’t want your bedroom to look and feel like that.
It’s not only about looks though
Having said that, gloss is not all about looks alone. It has certain functional advantages that other types of finishes can’t compete with. The maintenance aspect for one. We’re cultured to believe that all things flashy and shiny are fragile and need a lot of attention. However, a high gloss finish is anything but that.
It can comfortably withstand scrubbing. So getting your children’s handprints or crayon art off the wardrobe’s surface is, no pun intended, child’s play. A gloss finish wardrobe will go years before starting to lose its shine, by which time you’re also likely to consider replacing it altogether. A glossy finish is remarkably resistant to ambient moisture; if that is an issue where you live.
There are a few drawbacks to high gloss finish wardrobes but those are related to the workmanship than the finish itself. For starters, imperfections while manufacturing your wardrobe are all too visible with a high gloss finish. Secondly, if the gloss in a particular section of the wardrobe fades sooner than other areas, the overall look takes a beating. One remedy is to touch it up but that can highlight the touched up section more prominently than others. Not a pleasant sight that.
This is exactly why the quality of materials used and the hands that put them together matter immensely when making high gloss fitted wardrobes. If good quality lacquer, paint, laminate, acrylic, or glass is used, the gloss finish will last for years while ageing gracefully and uniformly. Same holds true for the quality of workmanship. Use of precise machinery and skilled hands to make your wardrobe and coat it with a glossy finish makes all the difference in the end.
At Metro Wardrobes, we believe the proof lies in the pudding. So head to our product section and check out an amazing range of high gloss fitted wardrobes at highly attractive prices. Even better, if you want to see our quality manufacturing processes with your own eyes, just visit our factory store. We take great pleasure in welcoming people who care about how their furniture is made.