THE MULTI-TALENTED ONE
Characteristics: The melamine front has a scratch-proof and highly durable surface, recommended, say, for heavy duty family kitchens. And as durable as it can get, there are no hard feelings. Fingerprints are hard to find. Highly resistant to abrasion, a melamine front is liquid-repellent too. Even after years of exposure to sunlight, the frontage colour finishes keep their radiance. Extremely versatile, you'll find a wide choice of melamine fronts even at entry-level prices.
Aesthetic appeal: The melamine front is available in a huge range of colours and decor finishes. Coming with a finely textured surface, it leaves no margin of doubt as a timber reproduction with extremely authentic character. Shining melamine surfaces captivate with a particularly high level of gloss and depth of brilliance. Even metallic effects can be produced with melamine.
Featured in the following Bauformat ranges: Baku, Bali, Brest, Siena, Chicago, London.
THE TRIED AND PROVEN ONE
Characteristics: The lacquer surface of UV-lacquer fronts is extremely tough and hard-wearing. This can be a key benefit in family homes with kitchens that are in use every day of the week. The front's resiliance is the result of a meticulous manufacturing process: the front of a wood-based material receives several coats of UV lacquer and, after each lacquer coating, cured in a matter of seconds with special, high-energy UV light. This radiation curing process produces particularly hard, easy-to-clean surfaces. Thick laminate edging on all sides is guaranteed to protect even the narrow edges from damage. Upshot: UV lacquer fronts provide a surprising number of benefits even at entry-level price level.
Aesthetic appeal: Whether high gloss or silky matt – UV lacquer fronts impress with aesthetic versatility. You can choose whatever you like: our line-up features an attractive selection of UV-lacquered fronts in classic and on-trend colour finishes. The all-round thick laminate edging can be selected in front colour or in any accent tone.
Featured in the following Bauformat ranges: Pamplona, Berlin
STOCKHOLM 497 | SINGAPUR 366
THE HARD-WEARING ONE
Characteristics: At first sight, the laminate front looks like the melamine front. An untrained eye will hardly tell the difference. Compared to the directly faced melamine front, however, the surface of the laminate front is multi-layered in structure. This comes with a raft of advantages: laminate, for instance, is harder and extremely durable. This also makes it a popular choice for heavily used worktops. Laminate fronts are very hygienic, easy to clean, not affected by moisture and can withstand even heavy everyday wear and tear for years on end.
Aesthetic appeal: Laminate fronts come in a wide range of colours and decor finishes. This material is highly recommended for anyone wanting a seamless look or preferring rounded edges. Because the options that are available open up unmatched creative scope, particularly in combination with laminate.
Featured in the following Bauformat ranges: Stockholm, Singapur
THE SOUGHT-AFTER ONE
Characteristics: Lacquered front surfaces provide a seal that's completely impervious, comparable with automotive paint finishes in terms of surface hardness and scratch resistance. In the course of the intricate work process, the substrate material is coated with a special 2-component lacquer and then sanded and polished to obtain the chosen surface finish. As one of the very few kitchen furniture manufacturers, we also seal the back of our lacquered fronts with a lacquer which makes them even more durable and hard-wearing. The easy-to-clean, classy-looking fronts justify the higher purchase price.
Aesthetic appeal: Whether in restrained matt lacquer or glamorous high-gloss lacquer – genuine lacquer fronts captivate with expression, aesthetic appeal and a wide variety of colours. Exquisite in visual impact, they reflect the exacting demands and homely nature of outstanding interior design.
Featured in the following Bauformat ranges: Porto, Rhodos, Torino, Girona, Saint-Tropez, Sevilla, Medina
KALMAR 642 - 314 | GLASGOW 574
THE VALUABLE ONE
Characteristics: Our matt glass laminate fronts are almost identical to frosted real glass. The smart, innovative material has many advantages in terms of stability and functionality. It is ten times more resistant to breaking than real glass and 50 percent lighter. The surfaces appeal for their high resistance to scratching in everyday life. They are easy to clean, so they comply with the highest hygiene standards – not least thanks to the special antibacterial coating.
Aesthetic appeal: Glass effects have long been established in contemporary interior design because of their elegant looks and excellent properties. Yet they have lost none of the charm of something special. They create exciting effects in a clever interplay with light, for instance linear LED bands in handless designs. The velvety-soft feel of this front is typical. An anti-fingerprint effect ensures that less care is required. With all its benefits, the glass laminate front is an elegant alternative to real glass.
Featured in the following Bauformat ranges: Glasgow
THE COMFORTABLE ONE
Characteristics: Naturally sustainable, wood veneer fronts give your home a sensually warm and easy atmosphere. Grown naturally, the material is applied in veneer form to certified wood-based panels with tremendous skill and meticulous care. A special, premium protective lacquer makes the wood veneer more immune to moisture, dirt and scratches. As a genuine piece of nature, a wood veneer front may possibly undergo minimal colour variance over the course of many years and decades in response to the incidence of light – in just the same way as real wood parquet flooring does. For admirers of this material, this fact is just further evidence of character and expression. Naturally, the purchasing costs are somewhat higher. By the same token, though, wood veneer fronts enhance the value of a property.
Aesthetic appeal: Given their natural beauty and elegance, wood veneer fronts make the ideal creative partner for all furnishing styles. Whether in country-kitchen house style or a modern purist setting – the vibrant charisma of wood lifts every design concept with stunning effect. Real wood fronts harmonise with all common materials used in kitchens.
Featured in the following Bauformat ranges: Como.
COMO 555 - 261 | GIRONA S 540 - 453
CAMBRIDGE S 550 – 249 | CAMBRIDGE S 550 – 248
THE CLASSY ONE
Characteristics: When the classy, natural look and finely textured wood feel is combined with your personal choice of colour and extreme ease of care, that's when a lacquered, genuine wood front enters the scene. The frame around every door is made of solid wood, making the whole construction particularly sturdy. The infill is veneered in real wood. This has the advantage of making the doors lighter in weight and more durable. Kitchens designed in this way are also less expensive than kitchens made entirely of solid wood. In a final step, the real wood fronts are coated with a protective lacquer that makes the surfaces hard-wearing. As lacquered fronts don't have any bonded edges, there's no need to clean glued joints as is necessary with laminated kitchen fronts. Completely sealed coats of lacquer are relatively easy to look after and keep clean. The high-quality lacquered finish make the hard-wearing material resistant to scratches and abrasion.
Aesthetic appeal: Furnishing concepts planned with this material look wonderfully homely and high-end. Kitchens and adjoining areas for dining, living and relaxing in can be planned with lacquered real wood fronts to create a look that couldn't be more consistent. This design option is particularly popular for the newly interpreted, modern country style. A wide choice of lacquer colours opens up tremendous scope for creative ideas. Combining various accent colours is also very easy.
Featured in the following Bauformat ranges: Cambridge, Cambridge S.
THE AUTHENTIC ONE
Characteristics: Nature at its best – no two TreeTime fronts are alike. This gives them a truly individual look. The contemporary real wood fronts are defined by a particularly thick veneer. All superbly crafted, there's a choice of various front finishes in colour nuances ranging from Beechwood to Smoke. A special surface finish, such as a sandblasted one, gives some of them unique expression and a particularly distinctive feel. Each of the real wood options captivates with authentic character and a unique profile. An unobtrusive lacquer seal protects the natural beauty of the wood surface from moisture, dirt and wear. Because they are resilient, durable and hard-wearing, the initial cost of these fronts pays for itself in just a few years.
Aesthetic appeal: When kitchen and living space melt into one, TreeTime thick veneer fronts makes the perfect choice. Whether with or without graining, all but smooth or with a clearly perceptible texture from brushing or sandblasting for example – the naturally grown timber is and remains a classic among the materials used in kitchen and furniture construction. Surprisingly adaptable, the TreeTime fronts are shown to be most attractive not only when they are combined with other materials but also in every furnishing style. In country-kitchen style? Well of course! Modern? Well yes! TreeTime adds class to every kitchen – not only where featured throughout but also as a statement on standalone units.
Featured in the following Bauformat ranges: Mora, Kalmar, Gotland, Falun, Göteborg, Östersund.
ÖSTERSUND 643 - 311
THE EXCEPTIONAL ONE
Characteristics: Stone is a material that has always fascinated people. It is only in recent years that this piece of good, honest nature has been used in making exclusive kitchens. The use of this relatively heavy material is made possible by clever process of adeptly combining a panel made of certified engineered wood with a layer of real stone. No two fronts are exactly the same – each of them unique from the depths of our planet. The surface is finished with an unobtrusive coat of protective lacquer. In everyday kitchen use, genuine stone is extremely hard-wearing and very easy to maintain. Anyone looking for something truly special can use genuine stone fronts to create a prestigious-looking furnishing solution that's full of character.
Aesthetic appeal: This look & feel is unique: the layer of real stone on this furniture front enriches every ambience with its exceptional look. The material's fine, relief-like texture and natural power of expression conjure delightful aesthetic appeal. The prestigious-looking front is particularly effective in high-profile interior design concepts with open floor plans – such as in handleless island solutions or built-in tall units and sideboards. People with an eye for exceptional style love fronts that are designed in this way. Because they know they're adding something really special to their home that stunningly underscores their property's aesthetic appeal.
Featured in the following Bauformat ranges: Bilbao.
THE LONG-LASTING ONE
Characteristics: Ceramic surfaces have literally gone through fire and water. Made from natural materials, they are fired at extremely high temperatures. The result is a durable material that is water and dirt-repellent, easy to clean and hygienic. Extremely robust and hard-wearing, ceramic is the recommended choice for a long kitchen life. As a material for kitchen fronts, ceramic is in the upper price league and always exudes the allure of exclusivity.
Aesthetic appeal: Ceramic surfaces are trendsetters. With their matt, natural look and warm feel, they convey an atmosphere that's homely and comfortable to be in. They are often combined with other natural materials, such as wood veneers, or, for example, chosen as a deliberate contrast to high-gloss fronts in contemporary, designer-style kitchens.
Featured in the following Bauformat ranges: Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM 557 - 284 | RHODOS 321 - 437
ENIGMA 224 | PORTO S 390 - 457
THE FASCINATING ONE
Characteristics: Scoring with an absolutely unique, irresistible look, the Enigma metallic-shimmering front-panel material is an exclusive creation developed here in-house at Bauformat. Every singe front is one of a kind. The particularly high-gloss front makes fascinating statements and also impresses with its practical qualities: it is scratch and abrasion-resistant and extremely easy to keep clean.
Aesthetic appeal: The Enigma front is a unique eye-catcher and exudes an almost magic radiance, particularly in combination with light. It is a very popular choice for use in combination with other front materials. Five finishes are currently available: Oilslick, Iceblue, Mélange, Oro and Platinum. For people with an eye for the exceptional, Enigma is an exclusive alternative to existing front materials.
Featured in the following Bauformat ranges: Enigma
Thanks to the special anti-fingerprint effect, finger marks on the surface are either invisible or barely noticeable.
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