High Pressure Laminate (HPL)

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Very durable, strong plastic laminate manufactured by applying pressure and heat to decorative surface papers combined with melamine resin. The finished bonded sheets are available in a wide selection of designs, colors, finishes and sizes and can be used for both vertical and horizontal application.

The three most common types are:

  • Vertical grade, which is used primarily in vertical applications, on surfaces that don’t require as much impact resistance.
  • Postform grade, or horizontal grade, used in horizontal applications requiring higher impact resistance.
  • General purpose, or standard, grade which is most frequently used for high impact applications, both vertical and horizontal.

SPECIALTY LAMINATE

Solid Color Core

A specialty HPL product created to eliminate the brown line at the edges of HPL sheets, giving the laminate a seamless, solid color core.

Decorative

Specialty laminate featuring unique, premium patterns and finishes designed to enhance any interior space.

Fingerprint Resistant

A smooth, matte laminate surface designed to resist smudges caused by fingerprints.

Markerboard

A durable HPL surface designed to be written on.

Chalkboard

Similar to markerboard, it’s a specialty laminate that offers a durable chalkboard writing surface.

Chemical Resistant

HPL designed specifically for applications where surfaces are exposed to harsh chemicals.

Fire-Rated

HPL that has been treated to meet fire codes across various industry standards.

Compact

HPL solution designed to be extra durable for high-impact applications.

Wood Veneer

Specialty laminate product that offers a less expensive alternative to solid wood, while maintaining the flexibility of HPL.

Metal

A decorative laminate product that gives any surface texture and shine with its metal design.