Reasons to Consider Laminates for Walls Rather Than Paint

So it’s finally time. You’ve decided your space needs a facelift. You’re actively imagining your home in different shades of colors, painting it in your mind with a wide range of possible colors. Embarking on a home renovation project can ignite a sense of excitement and anticipation. But just where do you start? 

Paint has been the first and most conventional choice for homeowners when it comes to giving walls a fresh new look for years. It is a customary practice to provide your walls with a fresh layer of paint every few years. Even more so now, because different brands of paint are releasing a plethora of color options. However, it comes with its own set of disadvantages. 

Repainting your walls takes an inordinate amount of time. It might take many weeks to complete the painting of your entire home, and it isn’t the best option if your walls are old and hence uneven. Also, painting may not be the most low-maintenance option.

Making of Laminate Sheets

The production process of these sheets involves the lamination of various paper types using Formaldehyde. Beneath the core sheet, there is a barrier paper, while the core sheet itself comprises Kraft paper infused with Phenol Formaldehyde (PF).

The core of the Laminates is made of a tissue paper coated with  Melamine Formaldehyde (MF) Resin, providing both protection and improved abrasion resistance. Next, the laminates are glued onto wooden surfaces and pressed for a period of time to complete the process.

Now that we’re familiarized with the components of Laminates, let’s explore some of the benefits of considering Laminates over traditional Paint

  • Durability

Laminates exhibit exceptional durability, displaying remarkable resistance against scratches, stains, and dents. This makes laminates highly resistant to wear and tear, making them an excellent option for high-traffic areas such as hallways, living rooms, and children’s bedrooms. 

  • Easy Maintenance

Laminates are easy to clean and maintain, requiring only a damp cloth to wipe off dirt and stains. Unlike paint, they do not fade, peel, or chip, so you don’t need to worry about repainting or touch-ups. Laminates also resist moisture, so they’re ideal for rooms with high humidity such as bathrooms and kitchens. 

  • Versatility

Laminates come in a wide range of colors, patterns, and textures, making them a versatile option for any design style. They can mimic the look of natural materials such as wood, stone, and marble, or they can be printed with bold graphics, abstract patterns, or subtle textures. Laminates can also be customized to fit any size or shape of the wall, giving you more design flexibility.

  • Cost-Effective

Compared to other wall-covering options, laminates are relatively inexpensive. They are priced per square foot, making it easy to calculate the cost of materials and installation. Laminates are also quick to install, requiring no special skills or tools, which can save you money on labor costs.

  • Eco-Friendly

Laminates are generally made of paper that is treated with chemical Resins (Phenolic Resins) to enhance its strength and stiffness.  They are also free from harmful chemicals such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are present in many paints and can cause health problems. Laminates are a sustainable choice for homeowners who want to reduce their carbon footprint and create a healthier living environment.

A word from Ventura

Laminates are an excellent option for homeowners who want durable, easy-to-maintain, versatile, cost-effective, and eco-friendly wall coverings. They offer a wide range of design options, from natural wood and stone to bold graphics and abstract patterns, making them suitable for any interior style. 

Integrated with nature’s most soothing and serene elements, be sure to check out our vibrant range of Architectural Laminates – Amber, Beton, Fablam, and Fluted Laminates that elevate your homescape, all with an eco-friendly conscience at heart. Head over to our website to explore our entire range of Laminates.