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Insights on Textured Melamine

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Textured melamine has been a growing trend for residential cabinetry and interior design. Because of its increasing popularity, we wanted to share a few insights and educate you about the material. Quality melamine panels, are highly durable, easy to clean, and incredibly uniform in color and grain.

TEXTURED MELAMINE IS TFL AND TSS

TFL and TSS use acronyms describing the process of using heat, resin and pressure to apply a texture and melamine décor to a panel (TFL=Thermally Fused Laminate, TSS=Thermal Structured Surface). The truth is these terms can be used interchangeably.

NOT ALL TEXTURED MELAMINE IS CREATED EQUAL.

Like many things, there are different levels of quality. Typically, the higher quality and more durable products can often be seen and felt. A good rule of thumb is, the deeper the texture or more pronounced the grain pattern, the higher quality of the panel. Additional layers of material are used in higher quality panels which add to the durability and allow for deeper texture.

Our textured melamine are made with the highest quality melamine panels, curated and produced in Europe by the leading melamine manufacturers.

IT’S NOT JUST FOR SLAB DOORS.

For many years, panel products like textured melamine could only be edge-banded to create slab doors. With new technology, many of these products can also be produced as a 5-piece shaker door. This allows for a broader range of styling from contemporary and transitional……in some cases borderline traditional styling.

THEY KEEP GETTING BETTER!

As technology and manufacturing processes improve, so do melamine panels. Panels are more realistic than ever and keep expanding to offer a variety of unique looks, including leathers, metals, stone, and concrete.

Custom Woodwork From Our Craftsman’s Bench to Your Home

Wedgewood cabinetry is the highest quality custom cabinetry in Colorado. Our wood is locally sourced, which means it’s acclimated to the unique Denver climate, minimizing expansion, contraction, and discoloration throughout the entire lifespan of the cabinets. We offer exotic wood and inlays with unlimited design options, even providing our unique cabinet designs in a wide variety of material outside of wood, giving our Denver customers the unlimited potential to complete the look of your dreams.

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