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What areas can veneer be used for?

From a functionality point of view, when specifying real wood veneer, you should consider it to be suitable in a similar environment to those that MFC would be suitable for.

It’s only suitable for dry areas where the users will typically treat it well, it won’t be subjected to lots of accidental knocks and bangs, certainly won’t be subjected to deliberate damage and the cleaning regime will be well controlled.

What is Solid Grade Laminate?

SGL is a 13mm thick board created from hundreds of layers of craft paper impregnated with phenolic resin, compressed together to create a high density material. 1400kg/m² impervious to liquid, suitable for the most demanding environments where strength and/or water resistance are needed. SGL has polished radiused black edges as standard.

What is High Pressure Laminate?

High Pressure Laminate or HPL is sheets of 1mm laminate bonded to an 18mm thick, 680kg/m² density moisture resistant chipboard core. The laminate sheet makes HPL highly impact resistant. Panels are supplied square edged with matching 1mm PVC lipping or with postformed vertical edges.

What is Melamine Faced Chipboard?

High performance Melamine Faced Chipboard 650kg/m² density, moisture resistant chipboard core with a melamine face. MFC has a finished panel thickness of 18mm and is supplied square edged with a matching 1mm PVC lipping.

What is solid surface?

Solid surface is manufactured from an advanced composition of minerals and acrylic polymer that delivers a seamless finish to vanity tops and is exceptionally hardwearing.

What is veneer?

Real wood veneer is leaves of real wood laid on top of an MDF core. There is a huge variety of tree species to choose from, you can then specify crown cut or straight grain which is determined by the way the log is cut and also the finish such as a wax or lacquer. Basically, the world is your oyster when specifying a veneer.