High gloss laminate sheets are made out of layers of paper. Each layer is soaked in phenolic resins. Then the layers are bound together using heavy weights and heat together. High gloss laminate sheets are thick, fairly impermeable, and not easily bent. They are also supposed to be impervious to scratches, scrapes and fading due to light exposure. The surface is made of ornamental paper infused with melamine to give it a glossy finish.
High gloss laminates are available in many different looks. The colours include white, beige, oatmeal, pink, maroon, chocolate, green, orange, dark grey, and electric blue among others. They are also available in wide varieties of faux hardwood choices including Malay teak, Nordic Walnut, Lousiana Oak, Sapelle, Cherry Seta and many more. These types of laminates are also much cheaper compared to hardwood. They offer the same kind of look but at a much lower price. Even the best quality high gloss laminates are very budget friendly.
The laminates are fairly easy to install, whether it is a professional doing the installation or a do—it-yourself enthusiast. The laminates are available in a tongue and groove fitting which comes together easily. The fitting requires no adhesives or special tools to do the job. If you want to save on installation costs, you can install the laminate yourself.
High gloss laminates are also designed to be very easy to maintain. Regular household cleaning tools such as vacuums, cleaning fluid and cloth or just water and cloth are good enough to clean these laminates with. If you have high gloss laminate flooring, you don’t need to wax it either.
High gloss laminate is also much more durable than other materials. It doesn’t get scratched or scraped easily. It also doesn’t fade when exposed to light such as sunlight for a prolonged period and maintains its glossy finish. Because of its resilience it can be used in places where other materials would simply not be a good idea. This means that it can be installed in areas that have high moisture or are exposed to heat regularly or often. However, since the surface is glossy, it will show up scuff marks and fingerprints easily. Since it is easy to clean and maintain, that isn’t a big problem.
Many different brands of high gloss laminates are available in India. Some prominent ones are Century high gloss laminates and merino high gloss laminates. Century offers various options such as
Deco Walnut Brown high gloss laminate
Canyan Apple high gloss laminate
Sierra Marble high gloss laminate
Tula Gold high gloss laminate
Gothic Marble high gloss laminate
Urban Teak high gloss laminate
Merino too has many options for customers including
Tigress teak design which gives the appearance of teak wood
Elevated wood design high gloss laminate in macasa texture
Ebony sepia design high gloss laminate
Columbian Horizontal Walnut design which provides a walnut wood texture
Dark citrus design high gloss laminate with a dark green appearance
High gloss laminates are multi-purpose. Because of their resilience when it comes to moisture and heat, they make excellent countertops and surfaces for use in the kitchen. They can also be used for flooring instead of hardwood. In either case, they provide a classic, stylish and elegant look to the rooms they’re used in because of which they are very popular in homes built on a budget and even in office spaces.
High Gloss Laminates Price List in India
Prices of high gloss laminates vary from brand to brand. They are also dependent upon the size of the laminate sheets and the designs that you order. There are plenty of online stores from where you can get a good idea of the prices which are usually fairly reasonable.