Different Types of High Pressure Laminates
Thinking about changing the way your living room looks and feels? Or maybe, planning a complete makeover of your house or workplace? In all such cases, high pressure laminate (HPL) sheets come in as an ideal surfacing material.
Produced by pressing thin sheets of paper or resin together, designer HPL are the wonder material that every interior designer swears by, as they effuse a sense of sophistication without burning a hole in the pocket and offer various other benefits that make them worth every penny of your investment.
While the use of laminates is widespread, not many people are fully aware of them. Through this article, we help clear the smokescreen by discussing the different types of laminates available today. Read on.
A widely used surfacing material for furniture, cabinets, and wall panels, Laminate sheets can be glued on to various substrate materials such as plywood and using high strength adhesives. These laminates are available in varied thickness that ranges from 0.6mm to 1.5mm.
Compact laminates are manufactured using multiple layers of high quality kraft paper that are dipped in resin and then dried, whereas both the top and bottom sides have laminate surfacing. To make compact laminates, all three layers are compressed and baked, producing an exceptionally durable surfacing material.