Laminates Philippines

Laminates in the Philippines are the most commonly used surface finishes for furniture because they offer a decorative look at a relatively low price. They also improve the durability of the furniture because they are scratch-resistant and easy to clean. Due to the availability of different types of laminate, office and corporate offices, industry, restaurants, hotels, showrooms etc. are also decorated with laminates.

Laminates are of different types. High pressure laminates, low pressure laminates and compact laminates are among the main types of laminates. Different production methods are used to produce these laminates. Laminates are available in a variety of models.

They have several unique features that make them ideal for homes and offices. Most laminates available today are scratch resistant and can tolerate scratches easily. Laminates can be used on doors, countertops, walls, furniture and other surfaces.

It is also available in a variety of models. They are mostly used to simulate the appearance of textures of solid wood and other natural materials. They are also available in bright colors and funky patterns. In addition, some brands also offer laminates with individual imprints.

Laminates have different properties and advantages such as water resistance, scratch resistance, strength, abrasion resistance etc. and are easy to install. It is available in different sizes such as 2438 mm x 1219 mm, 914 mm x 2134 mm, and more. In general, the thickness of the laminate plates varies from 0.6 mm to 1.5 mm.

May 24, 2024

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Types of Laminates in the Philippines

Laminates can be classified according to how they are used, how much pressure is applied when adhering to the substrate, thickness, and properties. 

Based on How They Are Used

Decorative LaminatesDecorative Laminates
Decorative laminates have a greater aesthetic appeal in terms of surfaces and patterns. They are used as decorative coatings on furniture.

Industrial Laminates
The industrial laminates are designed to be more resistant to wear. They include high performance laminates that are flame retardant, antibacterial and chemical resistant for use in hospitals and other industries.

Post Formed Laminates
The post formed laminates are thinner than the ordinary laminates. The post formed laminates are often used to surround tables, columns, and so on.

Based on Pressure Applied

High Pressure LaminatesHigh Pressure Laminates

High pressure laminate (HPL) is generally used on plywood. The pressure applied when bonding it to the substrate or surface is around 100 bars at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. It is more long-lasting but more expensive.

Low Pressure Laminates
The industrial laminates are designed to be more resistant to wear. They include high performance laminates that are flame retardant, antibacterial and chemical resistant for use in hospitals and other industries.

Based on Thickness

Decorative LaminatesRegular Laminates
The thickness of regular decorative laminates is usually from 8 mm up to 1.5 mm. Carpenters glue these panels to common materials such as plywood using standard adhesives

Compact Laminates
The thickness of compact decorative laminates is commonly from 3 mm to 30 mm. These laminates are self-supporting and therefore do not need to be glued on wood or any other material. The top and bottom of the compact disks have decorative surfaces.

Based on Properties

LaminatesFire Resistant Laminates
Fire-resistant laminate is often used for interior decoration in fire-prone applications such as industry, airports, hospitals, institutions and banks, kitchens, etc.

Anti-bacterial Laminates
In hospitals and restaurants where hygiene is the top priority, these laminates are often used. The antibacterial laminate resists the growth of bacteria and pathogens.

Exterior UV Laminates
Exterior UV laminates are used on areas where they will be exposed to sunlight or weathering such as building facades and billboards.

Uses of Laminates in the Philippines

Laminates are mainly used in interior design. They are used indoors and not outdoors. They come in different colors, designs and textures. The surfaces in which the laminates are available are: matte, textured wood, antique, gloss, velvet, leather, and more. Laminates in the Philippines are also available in different colors and textures.

They are available in two types, known as the “high pressure laminate” and “low pressure laminate”. High-pressure laminates are used in carpentry, wall cladding and furniture design. They are used in areas where durability and impact resistance are required. The low pressure laminate is essentially melamine. They are used in areas of low impact. Then a single sheet of laminate is applied. The low pressure laminates are known to be cheaper than the high pressure laminates, but not permanent.

Decorative laminates are ideal for everyday use, for example. The floor of your living room or bedroom, tabletops, shutters, etc. They are also a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to solid wood products. Pattern laminates are a great way to revitalize your furniture and interest a space.

13 Reasons Why You Should Use Laminates in the Philippines

  1. It is easy to clean.
  2. It is easier to install than many conventional surfaces.
  3. One of the great benefits of laminates is cost effective, meaning it is cheap and also requires less skill in installation.
  4. It is available in many patterns, patterns, colors and textures and is therefore beautiful.
  5. It is hygienic and relatively easy to maintain.
  6. No polishing paint is required.
  7. It is durable. It is more resistant to wear, moisture and heat than plywood and solid wood products.
  8. This is the best choice for intensive use environments.
  9. It can be installed on almost all existing floors.
  10. It is resistant to wear. In addition, it resists moisture, bumps and also pressure.
  11. Sweeping or vacuuming is typical, everything to get a clean laminate.
  12. It is very resistant to scratches and abrasion.
  13. The availability of a wide range causes the least wastage.

How to Install Laminates

Laminate floors are light enough and easy to lay compared to glass tiles or marble. These floors are usually installed on existing floors and are majorly ideal for renovation projects.

Furniture and Wall Panels
The laminated panels are attached to the furniture using high quality adhesives. Broken or curled laminates on furniture must be completely removed and replaced. This is best done by professionals, as it requires a little finesse.

Now that you know the different laminates that are for sale in the Philippines, it is important to choose the right laminate for your application. For normal applications you can opt for standard laminates. In places where hygiene is important, for example in kitchens and hospitals, it is recommended to use antibacterial laminates. In addition, many laminates available today are fire retardant. These laminates are based on state-of-the-art technology and are considered ideal for kitchens, restaurants and cinemas.