FAQ's

What is VIR laminate used for?

VIR Laminate is used for home furniture, decorative furniture, office furniture, kitchen cabinets and counter tops. Vanity units in bathrooms, flooring, wall panelling, column cladding and more. Different types of laminates: Sheet Laminates, Decorative Laminates, Kitchen Laminates, Door Laminates, Wardrobe Laminates, Cupboard Laminates, Digital Laminates, Compact Laminates, HPL laminates which are used in a wide range of applications.

What are the types of VIR laminates?

You can check out our Laminates Catalogue for different types of VIR laminates available for specific uses. This include

  • Anti-Bacterial Laminate
  • Matte-finish Laminate
  • Unicolor Laminate
  • Textured Laminate
  • High Gloss Laminate
  • Super Gloss Laminate
  • Foils and Printed Laminate
  • Micro Scratch Resistance Laminate
  • Solid Color Laminate
  • Digital Laminate
  • Decorative Laminate
  • Sync Series Laminate
  • High Pressure Laminate
  • PVC Laminate
  • Exterior Laminate
  • Stone finish Laminate
  • Antimar Laminate

How thick is a laminate sheet?

Usually laminate sheets have thicknesses ranging from 0.6 mm to 1.5 mm, and these sheets are glued together using adhesives.

What are VIR laminate sheets made of?

VIR Laminate sheets are made up of three layers:

  • A bottom layer of brown paper coated with phenolic resin
  • A middle layer of paper that has the pattern or design
  • A third layer of clear sheet.

Both the second and third layers are coated with melamine resin.

Is Vir laminate sheet water resistant?

Yes, VIR Laminate is water-resistant laminate, Water resistant laminates are made with multiple layers. The water-resistant top layers help keep water from seeping through and damaging the floor.

Can you put VIR laminate in the bathroom?

Yes, VIR Laminate has a range of laminates that are water and moisture-resistant. They are suitable for moisture prone areas like bathrooms and kitchens.

What is antibacterial laminate?

Anti-bacterial laminates are used for surfaces in hospitals, washrooms, restaurants-areas that require the highest hygiene standards. Special additives are used to arrest growth and spread of bacteria by 99.99% within 24 hours. These antibacterial laminates are also used in household furniture and offices.

How many layers are there in HPL Sheets?

HPL Sheets consist of four Layers:

  • Overlay- The outer overlay is transparent, stain-resistant melamine for additional protection.
  • Décor- The second layer is the décor layer, available in many textures, colours, and designs, to enhance the beauty of the wall surface.
  • Fiber-board Core - This core is the hard maintenance layer which provides superior stability.
  • Bottom Layer - This layer is melamine impregnated paper, responsible for structural solidity and moisture resistance.

What is High Pressure Laminate cladding?

Cladding is a process of attaching additional material to the primary structure of any building to add a decorative layer.

High Pressure Laminate cladding or HPL panels are used for cladding to make them rigid, strong, and fire resistant. They are the best option for surface decorative materials. You can choose from a wide variety of colours and textures.

How is High Pressure Laminate made?

High Pressure Laminate (HPL) sheets are made by saturating layers of Kraft paper into phenolic resin which is then sandwiched between printed décor papers. They are compressed and baked under high heat, making them strong, as well as beautiful.

What are the types of HPL Grades?

HPL Grades include:

  • HPL-Post forming
  • HPL-Compact
  • HPL-Standard
  • HPL-Fire Retardant

What is the maximum temperature that HPL Panels can withstand without deterioration or discolouration?

Discoloration and deterioration occur mainly due to exposure to extreme heat from infrared rays like heat lamps, toasters and Bunsen burners.

HPL Panels can withstand up to 180 °C of heat. It means better resistance to heat and rising temperature than any other thermoplastic in the market.

What are the features of HPL laminate sheets?

  • Scratch Free Laminate
  • Flexible and Ease of maintenance
  • Ease of Management
  • Resistance to Surface Wear
  • Resistance to Dry Heat
  • Strong, Rigid and Beautiful Look
  • Resistance to Colour Change in Artificial Light
  • Resistance to Cigarette Burns

Is laminate fire resistant?

High Pressure Laminate or HPL, is considered to be one of the most durable decorative surface materials and is comes with special qualities including resistance to chemicals and fire.