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It comes down to what you prefer. But you need data so do your research. Know what you are paying for. Some of the PARTICLE BOARD styles are NOT CHEAP. You will pay thousands for particle board cabinets.
Which IKEA styles are PARTICLE BOARD?
GRIMSLOV (medium brown)
Which IKEA styles are Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
IKEA cabinets are either particle board (lower end) or MDF (medium density fiberboard). Make sure you consider this when you choose your style. Higher quality cabinets are usually plywood.
WHAT IS PARTICLE BOARD?
Particle board is a waste-wood product made by heat pressing wood chips, sawmill shavings, or even sawdust and resin together. To make it water resistant, fireproof, and/or insect-proof, various chemicals are used including wax and dyes. After the resin, chemicals, and wood scraps have all been mixed together, the mixture is made into a sheet and compressed.
Good for ready-made inexpensive furniture
Low strength - cannot support heavy load
Not as eco-friendly as wood for furniture
Expands or discolors around moisture