The HPL table top is one of our hard-wearing table tops with a robust coating of high-density HPL laminate. The non-porous, resistant surface is available in numerous colours as a beaded matt version or as an extreme matt version in classic black, white and grey.
HPL (High Pressure Laminate) consists of cellulose fibre sheets impregnated with phenolic resin and a top layer of colouring cellulose fibre sheets impregnated with melamine resin. These are pressed together at high temperatures under strong pressure to form a dense laminate and then, for our table tops, with a multiplex or MDF board. Very thin CPL (Continuous Pressure Laminate) is applied to the underside as a backing. The process described above produces the extremely resistant and easy-care surface of the HPL tabletop. It is closed and non-porous, easy to clean and does not provide a breeding ground for micro-organisms. Depending on the desired colour, the finish is beaded matt or extremely matt.
Thanks to its robust properties, the custom-made HPL tabletop is not only a solid desk top, but also bravely endures everyday use as a dining tabletop with spilled liquids, sticky children's hands and wild dice games. And for all its practicality, the plain high matt table top with optional straight or sloping edge and rounded corners looks light and elegant.
Important: Even though our table tops made of HPL are extremely robust, they unfortunately do not have weather-resistant properties. For this reason, they are not suitable for use as garden tables outdoors.
The customised HPL tabletop is available in classic, soft and bright colours. If you prefer an extremely matt surface, you can choose between crystal white, light grey and volcanic black.
Each colour can be freely combined with the two board cores. You can choose a birch multiplex board core or an MDF board core in anthracite. This allows you to create light, friendly or subdued, dark combinations, but also - if you are looking for a contradiction - contrasting effects. And that's not all: the four corners of the tabletop give you even more room for manoeuvre. These can have a classic radius of 3 mm or be more rounded (25 mm or 50 mm). In this way, you can make your HPL tabletop look delicate and light in combination with a slanted edge.
Do you like unusual colour combinations? Then we suggest you also take a closer look at our linoleum table tops. In the configurator, you can test how a turmeric-coloured surface looks in combination with an indigo blue edge banding. Or do you like kiwi and moor green better as a combination?
In addition to a classic straight edge, the bevelled edge at an angle of 25° makes an HPL tabletop appear significantly thinner, almost floating, despite its stability, because only approx. 8 mm of material remains as the visible edge of the tabletop. The filigree appearance is supported by the softly rounded corners with a radius of 25 mm or better 50 mm. They also ensure that bruises are not too bad if active kids bump into the HPL tabletop.
Good to know: The cut edges of a birch multiplex plywood panel can never show a flawless striped view due to the production process. During the production of the plywood panel, several layers of birch veneer are glued crosswise on top of each other. During this process, there are always small overlaps or gaps between the veneer sheets, which can appear in the cut edge of your HPL tabletop. Our carpenter closes small holes with suitable wood filler so that no moisture can penetrate the tabletop in the affected areas.
When it comes to cleaning and caring for HPL table tops, there is hardly any difference to variants made of melamine. The best way to clean the surface is with a damp cloth and gentle cleaning agents. Although the closed surface is very resistant, certain cleaning utensils should not come into contact with it. Scratching sponges, pot cleaners and comparable all-rounders leave clear traces and attack the surface of the tabletop. It is better to use speed to remove grease stains from the HPL tabletop, for example.
With an HPL tabletop, you are already a good deal closer to your dream table. But your happiness is only complete with a matching frame. That's why design, material and ergonomics fans can put together their individual E2 table, Y table or T table in complete relaxation thanks to our configurators. Try it out!