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Differences between Chip/Particle vs Melamine vs Plywood boards?

Differences between Chip/Particle vs Melamine vs Plywood boards?

Differences between Chip/Particle vs Melamine vs Plywood boards?



Let’s begin by understanding how Melamine is made.
Melamine is a manufactured wood. Melamine is basically the outside two layers; it’s thermally fused on to a particle board core, and forms a hard outside layer. Because there are so many different colors and finishes available, melamine is called melamine even though it has a particle board core.
 
Our Melamine is made with 90 pounds density boards which means that the board is compressed to 90 pounds of pressure per square foot.
 
The aesthetic of melamine is flexible and can be matched to any décor. The fact that melamine now has many inherent properties that work together to make it fire retardant, resistant to moisture and warp-proof do make it a competitive alternative choice in kitchen décor

 
Particle board is actually wood chips recycled from the lumber industry and then glued together, compressed into a board. Particle Board that is laminated with printed paper can typically mislead people into thinking it is Melamine board, leading to bad experience of these customers.

 
Plywood is made of many thin layers of wood. The ply layers are stacked together by alternating the grains and glued, holding everything together to form a hard plywood board.
Laminated plywood is made by taking the plywood board and adding a plastic layer similar to melamine. The difference between melamine and laminate is that laminate is made of many more layers of resin impregnated paper, with a plastic-coated finishing, and cured under much higher pressure. The laminate is then glued to the plywood.
 
Plywood has superior construction longevity because it holds screws and other mechanical fasteners more efficiently. It has superior tensile and shearing properties (meaning it resists pulling forces and side-to-side movement) and a slight advantage in compressive strength (ability to bear weight) when compared with Melamine board.


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