Long considered simplistic, today melamine, like its colleague laminate, allows a wide range of styles, colors and decorations. He introduces :
different finishes: matt, glossy, satin
different aspects: smooth or structured
different colors, plain or deco
Easy care: a soft cloth, sponge or microfiber cloth, and you're done. Not much is needed to clean the melamine surfaces. You should however avoid anything that is abrasive or stripper.
Solidity: melamine has a great resistance. It is used for the construction of all elements of kitchen furniture, from the bottom of the drawer to the doors. It is a material highly resistant to breakage.
The only drawback may be that it is common to encounter low-end melamine furniture. And a low-end melamine will not present all of these benefits.