Laminate Bench Top: Fact Sheet 101
- Laminate has good durability including resistance to surface wear, boiling water (up to 180ºc) dry heat, impact and staining. However direct exposure to steam, or direct radiant heat can cause a moderate change in colour or gloss level. Cigarette burns can cause moderate change in gloss level and moderate brown staining
- The laminate that we use conforms 100% with Australian Standards (AS/NZS 2924.1)
- Laminate is plastic – laminate is made from layers of paper and is not plastic. The paper is resin forced with thermosetting resins
- Laminate is not durable – laminate is very durable for interior applications and meets all Australian standards. Laminate bench tops that are maintained and cared for will last many decades
- Laminate doesn’t look like stone – digital printing has allowed even greater print clarity and realistic stone patterns to be printed onto paper that are then manufactured into laminate. Choosing specialist laminates such as Laminex's 'DiamondGloss' and Squareform (Tightform) front profiles (38mm thick) provide even better stone interpretations.
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