Different Types of Laminates & Their Application
Different types of laminates


Laminates are strong & rigid sheets having a thickness of around 0.8mm to 2mm. They are used to overlay on wooden furniture that provides the inside decor with a more attractive look. These Laminates are water-resistant, abrasion-resistant and scratch-resistant and are decorative. The dimensions of the laminate sheet available within the market are 8 feet X 4 feet.

Laminates are classified into various types supported the following:

  1. Based on Manufacturing Process
  2. Based on Usage
  3. Based on Surface Finish
  4. Based on Advanced Properties
  5. Based on Built

Types of Laminates


Classification supported Manufacturing Process:

  • Low-Pressure Laminates
In the low-pressure laminates, decorative paper is soaked in melamine resins and dried naturally, then bonded over MDF, HDF or fiberboard with heat-activated glue and laminator having a heat roller for the consistent and powerful bond.
  • High-Pressure Laminates
High-Pressure laminates are firm decorative sheets fixed on plywood and MDF using Adhesive and pressed employing a cold process.


Classification supported Usage:

  • Decorative Laminates
Decorative Laminates help to embellish and protect furniture. These laminates provide a premium finish, touch and feel. They are mainly used in conference rooms, Home interiors, walls etc. thus, creating a beautiful and promising look.
  • Industrial Laminates
They are highly resistant to scratch and wear and tear & are more durable to use in Industrial areas. They are mainly used in office cabinetries, office furniture, Circuit boards etc.


Classification supported Surface Finish: 

  1. Matt Finish Laminates

It is utilized in Corporate and business offices which provide a subtle but stylish & matt finish to the furniture.

  1. Glossy Finish Laminates

 Glossy finished laminates create an eye-catchy and attractive gloss look than matt finish. These sorts of laminates are utilized in clubs or the event industry. They are also suitable to use within the kitchen because it makes cleaning easy.

  1. Mettalic Finish Laminates

It gives a metallic look to furniture & they are more durable and glossy. These laminates are in use in commercials and showrooms.

  1. Texture Finish Laminates

In this type, once you touch it, you can feel the feel of the laminate. These laminates create a powerful impact on the furniture. They are in use for corporate offices, commercials, during which they give a subtle and fashionable look.

  1. Solid Color Lamiantes

This type of laminate has a single solid colour with no prints or textures thereon. Kitchen countertops and toilet areas have this sort of laminate.

  1. Digital Finish Laminates

Digital Laminates are the customized printed laminates for the inside. It offers architects and designers subtle and reliable modes of artistic expression.

Classification supported Advanced Properties

  1. Fire Retardant Laminates

These are fire-resistive laminates. It utilized in fire-prone areas just like the kitchen, Industries etc.

  1. Anti-Bacterial Laminates

These laminates are mainly utilized in hospitals because the priority is for hygiene. These laminates are bacterial resistant.

  1. Electrostatic Dissipative Laminates

These laminates are utilized in electronic assembly for manufacturing circuit boards.

  1. Magnetic Laminates

Magnetic Laminate is an innovative high-pressure decorative laminate. It has the unique property of holding a magnet. These laminates can use in offices & hospitals for stocking reports, notice boards, operation schedules, charts, reports etc. In houses, it is utilized in bedrooms for holding photographs, Schedules, planning’s etc.

  1. Mark or Chalk Board Laminates

These laminates have a non-porous Glossy White laminate surface useful for marker pens for writing, wiping and rewriting. These laminates have extra thickness with the abrasive resistant property.

Classification Of  Laminate supported Built

  1. Unicore Laminate

These laminates have attractive edge lining that matches the upper surface. It creates a neat and even looks to the workpiece. These laminates avoid the usage of un-matched plastic edge Bandar.

  1. Non-Core Laminate

In these, the sting is usually black. These laminates are economical than Unicore laminate.

                                                 RECOMMENDED USE OF LAMINATES BASED ON THEIR

The above table has to be used as a general guideline. You can choose laminate of various finishes, Design and colours anywhere in your home to give your furniture a great look.

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