Melamine doors and boards
Melamine is particleboard, laminated with a decorative thermally fused paper/resin coating under heat and pressure. This is done within a very short time, 14-20 seconds and is very critical as the resin has to pass from the paper to the board, before it cures. This provides a durable, scratch, moisture and discoloration resistant surface.
Melamine is suitable for medium-duty vertical and horizontal applications, such as door and drawer frontals, carcases, furniture components and shelving, as well as interior wall cladding and building elements. Since there is such a wide variety of colours and textures available for melamine boards, the product can be used to make any kind of furniture e.g. bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and other furniture.
Advantages and Features
Melamine boards can be finished looking like authentic wood and are available in a variety of colours and textures. Unlike solid wood that can vary in grain patterns and colour, even within the same order, melamine offers a consistent finish since it is manufactured in a controlled setting, it offers a very high scratch and stain resistant surface.
The edges of particleboard are more vulnerable to damage and moisture, therefore PVC edging should be specified for heavy-use areas.
The surfaces are very easy to maintain and clean, simply wipe it down with a damp cloth with non-abrasive liquid soap. Melamine is a modern product that is cost effective and there is a variety of choices, you can find the perfect match for your cupboards and kitchen's style. It is also one of the most durable products to use in cabinetry, offering a modern straight clean lined European styled kitchen.