Cabinet Front Surfaces

Quality decorated panels from New Zealand’s market-leading decorative panel manufactures.

Inspired by international and local trends, Peter Hay offers an extensive range of colours and material options. This gives you variety and choice for your residential and commercial projects.

Most colours and materials are now available with our new ZERO JOINT technology.

When considering a cabinet front surface there are a number of things to consider. Below you will find information about the most popular choices, however there are other alternatives.

Like all considerations, there are trade offs. One of the main considerations to make is around manufacturing lead-time. If you are on a time tighter time line, check the lead-time with your selected manufactuer.


Melteca is very good value and a great starting point for any kitchen. High durability and easy clean nature, makes Melteca ideal for kitchen cabinetry, cupboards, drawers, shelving and furniture in the home. Melteca is virtually heat resistant meaning it is perfect for kitchen spaces.

Each colour in the Melteca range has a matching edge tape which protects the edges. This gives important impact resistance.

Melteca, certified by Environmental Choice New Zealand. It’s an environmentally preferable product and contributes to improved indoor air quality. Coupled with a ten-year limited warranty, Melteca offers you complete peace of mind.

Most colours are now available with our new ZERO JOINT technology. Melteca has just taken another step-in popularity!

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Inspired by the leading design houses of Europe. Ultraglaze integrates modern style with sheer opulence. Lose yourself within the depths of the mirror finish ultra-high gloss.

Ultraglaze board is constructed using PUR (Polyurethane) Lamination. This advanced hot-melt process gives superior finish and adhesion over PVA lamination. The result, is a flawless high gloss finish, with unsurpassed depth of colour and shine. Ultraglaze is virtually heat-resistant meaning it’s perfect for kitchen spaces. Ultraglaze doors carry a 10-year limited warranty for residential applications.

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The most beautiful way to show the colours in the kitchen. With a silky matt or high gloss surface, there are over 30’000 colours available. With custom colour matching, there is guaranteed to be a finish to suit your needs or wants.

Lacquer is more delicate than laminate and acrylic and may change in colour. For this reason, its quality is determined by the type of paint used. But the advice to protect your kitchen from direct sunlight still applies.

Modern paints get top marks when it comes to scratch resistance and lightfastness. Painting quality MDF with quality paint ensures your investment lasts a lifetime.


Natural wood Veneer’s offer a vast array of creative panel options. Veneers create a unique natural look in any project. The intricate grain and rich colours are unsurpassed by any other natural material. 

A Veneer is a decorative natural wood overlay. The overlay is pressed onto a range of substrate options. Veneers are selected from reputable local and international sources.

See a sample colour gallery here