Laminates

If you’ve lately been shopping for interiors, there’s a good chance you’ve come across laminate sheets or sunmica catalogues in some form or another. Available in a variety of beautiful designs, colours, and price ranges, decorative laminate sheets can now be seen on the surface of more objects than you might think.

These are the most popular finishing material for MDF, plywood, particle board, wooden furniture, panels, and floors. They are manufactured by pressing thin layers of flat paper and plastic resins together to form a composite artificial material. A decorative pattern or colour is printed on the top layer.

Water resistant, abrasion resistant, and scratch resistant, these provide the with a decorative look. The standard laminate sheet size in the market is 8 feet by 4 feet, with thicknesses ranging from 0.6 mm to 1.5 mm.

 

Types

This flexible material is available in a variety of varieties and is popular for both residential and commercial construction. Some of them are:

1. Decorative

2. Industrial

3. Compact sheets

4. High Pressure and Low Pressure laminates

5. Post formed

6. Matt finish

7. High gloss laminates

8. Metallic

9. Textured

10. Digital printed

11. Fire retardant

12. Anti-bacterial

13. Solid colour

14. Outdoor UV

15. Electrostatic dissipative

 

decorative laminate sheets in different shades

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Although there are a variety of finishes available, the most typical are smooth, medium to high gloss, and matte. Textured laminates, which mimic the feel of natural materials, are frequently used in and finishes. Handscraped, rustic wood, metallic, and leather finishes are all popular textures.

Due to the wide variety available, commercial and corporate offices, industries, restaurants, hotels, showrooms, and other spaces are now being adorned with laminates.

These are less expensive than veneers as a wood finishing material. Laminated wooden flooring can easily replace solid hardwood floors. Also, it is a less expensive and more environmentally friendly option.

These are scratch-resistant and long-lasting. When compared to veneer and solid wood goods, they are more resistant to wear and tear, moisture, and heat. When exposed to excessive water, laminated surfaces, on the other hand, tend to deform. Moreover, the brittle material makes them prone to chipping.

 

Installation

 

1. Laminate flooring: When compared to or marble, laminated timber flooring is easier to install. A tongue and groove joint is used to interlock the boards. Install laminate flooring over an existing floor, making it ideal for improvement tasks.

 

2. and panels: Use high-grade adhesives to adhere laminated sheets to furniture. Completely remove or replace with chipped or warped sunmica. In addition, because this technique necessitates some skill, we recommend engaging professionals.

 

Top brands in India

Following are the top manufacturing brands in India that provide an exclusive and broad catalogue of decorative laminate sheets in standard thickness and size in different price ranges.

  1. CenturyPly
  2. Merino Laminates
  3. Greenlam
  4. Virgo
  5. GreenPly
  6. Signature
  7. Durian
  8. Royale Touche

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