High-pressure laminates vary in terms of thickness. In this segment, you can choose from laminate sheets and compact laminates. To begin with, laminate sheets are commonly used as a surfacing material for wall panels, furniture, and cabinets. They have a varied thickness of about 0.6mm to 1.5mm hence can be glued to a wide choice of substrates using high-strength adhesives.
On the other hand, compact laminates are usually made using several layers of top-notch quality kraft papers, which are placed in a tub of resin. Afterward, they are compressed and baked to reveal a single sheet of durable surfacing material. Besides, both the top and bottom sides of the material have laminate surfacing.
High-pressure laminates can be used as decorative laminates and industrial laminates. Essentially, decorative laminates are used to decorate and protect your furniture. These high-pressure laminates are accentuated by a wide variety of colors, textures, and designs, hence suitable to adorn furniture, giving them a classy and luxurious look.
Such surfacing materials are commonly found in homes, residential properties, boutiques, malls, photoshoot studios, showrooms, and other plush commercial interior spaces. Industrial laminates do not possess decorative intricacies. This is because they are mainly used in spaces with specific needs, such as schools, industries, offices, and hospitals.
· Surface Finish
There are various looks, ambiance, and vibes that we go for when using surfacing materials. Fortunately, when using melamine paper, you can choose finishes such as metal, wood, abstract, and chalk, and marker.
Metal finishes are often chosen for minimalistic spaces such as offices and some homes to give off a slick metal look. Wood finishes give spaces an unmatched appeal due to their luxurious, classy, and premium look. However, wood finishes are susceptible to factors such as moisture and termites. Therefore, when choosing melamine papers with a wood finish, opt for premium quality ones.
When decorating, people often desired to give their spaces an upgraded vibe that is not boring. They seek to elevate more than the décor as they also target to upgrade the room’s ambiance. Abstract designs allow them to do so as they give off not only a modern and luxurious look but also a unique one. You can choose from various abstract finishes such as granite, stone, marble, and many more.
Official spaces such as schools, universities, corporate establishments, hospitals, and hotels often go for the chalk and marker laminates.