Laminate is a unique material that is durable, affordable and highly adaptable. It is made by pressing a thick layer of paper with a compound known as melamine which hardens into a resin. This creates a sturdy layer which can then be covered with a thin decorative layer.
The beauty of laminates is that manufacturers can print basically all kinds of decorative designs. A wood grain pattern is usually used, but the possibilities are endless. Finally, a layer of transparent protective coating is applied. Om Lamcoat is very renowned for their quality wood laminate sheets.
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To give structure and strength and to create a finished product that can be turned into durable furniture, lamination is applied to the so-called substrate. It is usually made of chipboard that forms the core of the parts.
Once all the layers have been added, you have a final laminate product that you can use to make furniture, countertops, etc.
Laminate product advantages
Laminate furniture is a popular choice for offices for good reason.
- Laminated products are fire retardant and some have antibacterial properties. This makes them a great choice for high-traffic areas such as waiting rooms.
- Easy to clean. All you have to do is clean the furniture regularly with a damp microfiber cloth to treat your furniture. As long as the pieces of laminate are not exposed to direct sunlight, they will look like new for years to come.
- Compared to solid wood options, laminate furniture is much more resistant to stains and scratches. The production process creates a very durable product that can withstand demanding work environments.