Frequently Asked Questions About High Pressure Laminates: Answered
decor would be incomplete without high-pressure decorative laminates or HPLs.
With its rising popularity, they have become a cornerstone of modern living.
Perfect for your home and office, laminates are the ultimate interior decor
solution to create a stylish and modern space. These sophisticated and stylish
laminates can make any room look more vibrant, inviting, and warm.
you are in the process of buying high pressure laminates, you can always count
on the quality & range of CenturyLaminates to fulfill your interior decor
needs. We will be answering some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about high pressure laminates to make that decision even easier
Q 1. What are high pressure
Answer: Decorative laminates are specially
designed laminated sheets of kraft papers and decorative printed papers fused
together using pressure and heat. These decorative sheets can be used to add
stylish finishes to furniture items including dining tables, cabinets,
counters, worktops and other installations and also for wall paneling.
Q 2. What are the features of high
Answer: High pressure laminates or HPL are
one of the most popular surface solutions in the market today. They have a lot
of features and benefits that make them desirable:
High pressure laminates are antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal in
nature. This means that HPL inhibits the growth of organisms that may cause
diseases or even malodours & stains. Moreover, CenturyLaminates have been
manufactured with ViroKill Technology that make them antiviral,
killing up to 99.99% viruses! These laminates go a long way in securing your
furniture and interiors from damage.
HPL naturally have a high resistance to scuff and stains due to their surface
consistency and manufacturing processes. High gloss laminates like Lucida
laminates have superior protection against everyday wear & tear.
HPL are also heat resistant and are a better option than alternatives like
veneers for areas such as the kitchen.
They are very low maintenance. Thanks to some of the features of HPL such as
stain resistance and antibacterial nature, it is therefore a very easy material
to clean and maintain. For daily cleaning, simply use a soft cloth or a
microfiber and a glass cleaner and then dry them well to avoid streaking. Only
excessively abrasive, alkaline or very chlorinated cleaning products should be
Q 3. What do you mean by
Answer: Antibacterial laminates are hygienic surface
solutions that have been specially designed for areas that might need supreme
cleanliness & performance-- like the kitchen, bathrooms, hospital rooms,
hotels receptions and so on.
uses specially designed Nanoparticles based Self Doctoring Surface Treatment
against microorganisms through AAAA (A-4) complete safety protection mechanism,
for manufacturing of its plywood and laminates. These particles are by nature,
anti-microbial, anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiviral. This technology has
been branded as ViroKill. The highly activated and energized Nanoparticles
physically rupture and kill microbes that come in contact with it through
contact killing mechanism, keeping the surface always safe and hygienic.
Q 4. Are special laminates available
for office furniture?
Answer: Office decor is distinct from home
decor and therefore, need laminates that are especially suited to the office
environment. We provide an entire range
of High Pressure Laminates called ‘Specialty Laminates’. These laminates have
certain properties that will prove to be very useful for your office: they have
magnetic laminates (you can use it in the conference room or even to pin up
important notices/new), anti-fingerprint laminates (to ensure your office stays
brand new for a long time, without any unwanted prints/marks), white marker
board & chalk board laminates (for writing purposes) and more.
Q 5. How to clean and maintain HPL
Answer: CenturyLaminates are inherently low
maintenance and very minimal upkeep is necessary to ensure they look brand new
for a long time. Dust the laminated surface with a microfiber cloth once or
twice a week to keep it clean. If you want a thorough sanitisation, use a damp
cloth and a mild cleaner. Avoid heavily chlorinated, acidic or alkaline
products. In case there are tough stains, you can use warm water on the
surface. Never use abrasive materials like steel scrubbers on laminates.
pressure laminates are extremely beautiful, useful and easy on the pocket. You
can achieve almost any look with the right pattern, colour, texture and finish
of a HPL. If you are looking for advice on which laminates to go for, take a
look at our Lookbook or contact our experts today!
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