Melamine is a smart, economical hard wearing surface choice for high traffic areas.
Melamine particle boards are made out of paper impregnated with melamine glue which are pressed together. The surface of the product is completely closed, pore free, scratch, wear, heat and discoloration resistant.
Melamine boards can be finished looking like authentic wood, covered with lacquer and are available in a variety of colours and textures.
Due to the wide variety of usage possibilities Melamine boards are widely used by architects and designers.
Melamine is often mistaken for Laminate the main difference is that Melamine is overlaid permanently onto a range of various substrates including MDF, PBD and moisture resistant materials as an example, to provide double or single faced, pre-finished panels, where as laminate is a decorative surface which can be glued to surfaces in both horizontal and vertical applications.
TPA Furniture are experts in all forms of joinery involving Melamine or Laminate. They will assist you in making the choice of which material best suits your needs and designs.
The benefits of using Melamine are:
Melamine is a versatile choice of material which lends itself ideally for Kitchen, Bathroom and laundry cabinets, office furniture and workstations, wall and storage units, bar fronts, shelving, wardrobes, reception areas, shop fitouts and displays. Melamine in the perfect surface for high use and hard ware areas.
Melamine has over 200 hundred available colours and designs with new ranges being continually released . New technology has allowed the development of designs which provide an authentic look of a stone slab, timber panels or high gloss enamels without the cost or maintenance associated with the natural product.
Keeping Melamine sheets clean is easy. Simply wipe them with a damp cloth regularly. If you need to get rid of stubborn grime or grease, use diluted vinegar and water or a sugar soap. To avoid permanent marks it is crucial to treat the stain early, and the first thing you should do is wipe it down with hot soapy water. For tougher stains we recommend trying:
- Food – all-purpose surface cleaners
- Shoe polish – lemon juice or a diluted vinegar mix
- Paint or glue – first clean with acetone then wipe with warm soapy water and dry
- Hair or leather dye – use methylated spirits
- Pencil – clean with a wet cloth
- Stubborn marks or stains – Ajax Spray N Wipe works best; additionally use a soft nylon nail brush if dirt particles are hard to be removed
Never use any of the following on our melamine sheets for whatever reason:
- Mr Muscle Cleaner
- Wire Wool
TPA Furniture sources timbers from environmentally sustainable forests in Australia and overseas
Generally in office furniture fabrication the commercial colour palette of Laminex and Formica are widely used. TPA Furniture has available to them these and all other colour ranges from Laminex and Formica, subject to availability and sheet sizes.
TPA Furniture keeps in good stock the 14 most popular colour options which are displayed below, however they can source many other colours from a large range of suppliers if required. Please keep in mind the colours of the samples featured on this website are as close the the colour palette as photographic lighting allow. Colours should be used for reference purposes only. For the full commercial range available from Laminex and Formica please click on the links below.
- Lower cost
- Readily available from suppliers
- Easily matched and reproduced for continuity of office designs
- Large range of colours and designs
- Easy to clean and maintain
Full Commercial Colour Pallets