About LaminatesA Brief Education On Laminates
What is laminate?
High pressure laminates (HPL) or what we usually call decorative laminates are thin, resilient products primarily used in interior renovation works as furniture surface materials, feature walls or wall panelling etc. These are the material responsible for the various beautiful colours and designs that are seen in modern days carpentry work.
What is it made up of:
Basic made-up consist of 3 main layers – Overlay, decorative and core layer. The various layers are treated with different concoction of resins to give it various desirable attributes such as durability, wear resilience, chemical and water resilience and flexibility. The various layers are stacked in molds and cured at high pressure and temperature, and is therefore known as high pressure laminates.
Care and Maintenance
Although high pressure laminates (HPL) are generally resilient material, good care and maintenance can go a long way to extend the beauty and lifespan of your surface.
- To clean the HPL surface, use a damp cloth or sponge and a mild soap or detergent. Difficult stains such as coffee or tea can be removed using a mild household cleaner. Never use a tough or rough scrub on a HPL.
- Stubborn stains that resist any of the above cleaning methods may require the use of undiluted household bleach or nail polish remover. Use a cotton ball saturated with bleach or nail polish remover, gently rub the stain for up to two minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and wipe dry using a daft cloth. This step may be repeated if the stain appears to be fading and the color of the laminate has not been affected.
- Never sand, lacquer, or refinish your laminate surfaces.
- Avoid sharp or pointed objects with concentrated weight on your laminate.
- Prolonged exposure to temperature above 60 degree C or direct sunlight may cause discoloration and damage to the surface. Do not expose the HPL to open flames.
Where can we use it on?
The high pressure laminates (HPL) of SNS can be applied a variety of surfaces to suit the design needs of your interior spaces due to the various desirable attributes they posses such as resilence and durability.
Below are some application examples:
- Work stations
- Feature Walls
- Ceiling works