cabinet fronts -- construction & edging
Hello. Does anyone have any advice as to what is the most durable cabinet edging available? Our kitchen will be simple and modern -- all white laminate cabinets with white fronts, pure white Caesarstone tops, bleached oak floor... As far as I know, aluminum edging would work best. PVC is also an option but unless I am mistaken, that does not last long and will yellow over time. However, from an esthetic perspective, all white edging would be the most attractive.
Also, does anyone know what is the best method for making the cabinet door fronts? I thought that a wood frame with an MDF center would be the best option, the next best option being a slab of plywood but a cabinet builder told me that white melamine, which is high density particle board core, is better than the other options becuase it is more stable. Is this really true? In fact, he and other people say that making the boxes out melamine is just as good as making them out of plywood.
Lastly, the cabinetry maker gave me the option of using Medex rather than plywood for the boxes. Does anyone have an opinion on this?
Thanks VERY much for any advice which you can offer.