Laminates are adaptable and creative surfacing materials made by compressing ornamental paper and overlay layers under high pressure. They have a textured, matte, or glossy protective appliqué layer on top. Laminates come in a large range of colours, styles, and textures, are waterproof, and are very easy to maintain.
There can be low pressure or high-pressure laminates, depending on the production process. Merino Compact laminates are high-pressure laminates that are self-supporting and do not require any glue. Merino offers anti-bacterial and anti-fungal laminates utilized in settings such as hotels and hospitals where cleanliness is paramount. If you want to know how to make the most of laminates in your home, here’s the answer to all of your questions.
Features of laminates
There is a wide selection of style, texture, and colour options available to redefine and set the proper feel for your space
- Available in a variety of finishes and textures like glossy and matt laminates, they can be used in a variety of styles and designs.
- Laminates are quite popular in business settings because of their hassle-free and easy-to-maintain qualities
- Laminates can easily withstand daily wear and tear
- They are quite simple to install and are water and oil resistant
- Laminates are scratch-resistant and long-lasting (unless when scored with a sharp object)
Laminates can be used to customize your home efficiently
Laminates are long-lasting, cost-effective, and hard-wearing, making them ideal for use in practically every room in the house. Laminates can be used to make:
Tables, beds, sofas, and entertainment units are examples of furniture
- Kitchen and wardrobe cabinets, lofts, bathroom wall shelves, and other storage units
- Partitions and wall paneling
- Laminate flooring
- Artificial ceilings
Tips to use the right laminates for your home
Select according to usage- Choose a laminate based on its intended function. While high gloss or textured laminates in the kitchen appear great, they require a lot of maintenance because they reveal every fingerprint or stain whereas matte laminates are simple to clean and do not readily display dirt. Matte laminates in deeper shades are appropriate for high-touch surfaces.
Choose depending on your budget- Decorative laminates can mimic the look of real marble or solid wood at a fraction of the cost. They are more cost-effective and easier to maintain. Textured wood-finish laminates are generally difficult to differentiate from actual wood, and can only be distinguished by the grain pattern repetitions.
Match the style of your home– Whether traditional or contemporary themes, laminates allow you to customize the design as per the styling of your home. Like while high gloss laminates go well with sleek, Special laminates can be mixed and matched to create a two-toned impression, which is quite popular in kitchens. Based on the colour palette you’ve chosen, choose laminate colours and finishes.
Whether you’re wanting to renovate your house or begin a whole new interior design, Merino Laminates is here to assist with your ideal interiors!