Melamine is a decorative sheet saturated with phenolic resins, which is thermofused on both sides of a board, providing a totally closed surface, free of pores, hard and resistant to surface wear. They are basically chipboard or MDF to which layers of printed melamine are superimposed for aesthetic purposes. This is the most common form
Covering with HPL sheet is an increasingly used resource. To give us an idea, it is the typical material used to make lockers in gym locker rooms. It is becoming increasingly common to cover other types of boards with a sheet of a few millimeters with high-pressure laminates. This provides not only a decorative surface,
It is a sheet of wood veneer, either natural or prefabricated. The coatings are usually made with natural veneer. That is to say, a thin veneer is obtained from a valuable wood and with that veneer a cheaper wood is coated. Within decorative wood panels, veneers are at the top. They consist of boards on which
MDF stands for medium density fibreboard, also known as MDF. This type of board uses small wood fibers, smaller than those used for chipboard, which are pressed and glued. During the industrial manufacturing process, chemical components are also often added to improve the properties of the board. Most often water-repellent boards, which are more resistant
Chipboard is composed of wood chips bonded together with an adhesive. There are two types of chipboard: OSB (Oriented Strand Board) chipboards, these boards have the chips oriented according to the layer. Unoriented strand boards are called waferboard. The fact of orienting the shavings gives OSB superior mechanical characteristics in the longitudinal direction than in
High density wood fiber board. It is an ideal board to withstand high humidity exposure and resistance to the passage of time without altering its properties. It resists bending and impact. These properties make it possible for the board to be a high quality product, easy to work and machine without the need for special
Halfway between solid/laminated panels and plywood are three-layer panels. These consist of 3 layers of solid wood with alternating directions in order to improve stability and bending strength. They are usually recognized by their yellow coating, which has the function of protecting the wood to maximize the number of times they can be reused.
(Also called Marine or Phenolic) Plywood is made up of different veneers joined transversely by means of adhesives. These boards have the advantage of being more resistant than planks or glue laminated boards. They are available in many different types of wood. They are widely used in ships, airplanes, trains and in the automotive industry.
Board created from a series of rectangular strips of solid wood glued together, usually sold sanded and polished. They are used for furniture making, formwork or structural uses. Solid blockboard can be milled, carved and glued. It can also be stained, varnished, waxed, painted and lacquered. It performs reasonably well outdoors, provided it receives an