​​The World of Laminates and All You Need to Know

Dec 2022

Laminates are the most common and among the most chosen products for interior design. Their unique characteristics of elegance,durability, and affordable rates make them the first pick for any furniture or other settings.

Laminate Sheets come in a wide variety of textures, finishes, and colours for decorative uses. This gives the customers and designers the flexibility and choices to create the best designs and combinations.

Benefits of Laminates

Using laminates in interior spaces has shown various benefits.

Some of the advantages of using them are:

  • Natural and Elegant Finish: Laminates are processed to give the most natural and elegant look. The surface has a natural feel of wood.
  • Durability: Compared to other materials, laminates are known to last as they are resistant to long-term use and all kinds of weather.

  • Low maintenance: Good quality laminates do not require much care. There is no need to take caution about scratches or stains.

  • Affordability: Laminate sheets are easy to install in any setting. This saves resources such as time and money.

Quality ensures Longevity

Laminates are known to be durable products for interior purposes. Although they are more resistant than other wooden surfaces or veneers, they are prone to chipping concerns with use.

For this reason and for a better finishing look, it is important to choose high-quality laminate sheets. Higher the quality, the higher the longevity of the laminates.

How to Pick the Best Laminates?

Laminates come in huge varieties making it confusing to choose the best combination. While choosing the laminates, there are several factors to take into consideration. These include the purpose or function of use. The finish and textures are to be taken into account depending on where the laminate sheet will be used - furniture, a kitchen, or wall panelling for example.

The style and other interior features of the space or home are also taken into account. Along with this, the financial aspect while choosing the laminates also impacts the choice.

Monochromatic designs not only contribute to the much-sought-after minimalistic feels, but also add to the personality of the space.

Using two design combinations gives an extra edge to the design or using pop colours aligning with recent trends will totally uplift the interiors.

Things to Keep in Mind While Installing Laminates

Only with the correct pasting techniques can we avoid future worry regarding furniture. It is important to hire well-known experts to avoid concerns of chipping, bubbling or warping. Good quality laminate sheets are also majorly used for wall panelling. It is of utmost importance to ensure that wooden panels are not installed on damp walls.

Tips for Easy Laminate Maintenance

Laminate sheets and other products are engineered with precision. They are easy to maintain and owing to the multiple layers also have high longevity.

Only a few measures are required for easy maintenance of laminates. Regularly dusting with a dry or mildly wet cloth does the work.

Hard cleaners or steel wool scrubbers should be avoided for cleaning purposes. Excess moisture and heat are not favourable conditions for the laminate sheets and should be avoided.

Types of Laminate Products and Where Can They Be Used

The unique and varied range of features and laminate designs gives customers the flexibility to use them in every corner of their homes.

Laminates can be used for making furniture units such as tables, beds, wall panels, kitchen cabinets and more.

Matt Finish LaminatesThese are mostly used on furniture namely tables, beds, wardrobes, etc. as they are easy to clean and maintain.

Glossy Finish LaminatesThese are preferred for kitchen cabinets, wall panelling and as highlighters.

Textured Laminates These can be used as per one’s design needs.

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