HPL - langlebig und pflegeleicht
HPL (High Pressure Laminate) consists of cellulose fiber webs impregnated with phenolic resin and a melamine resin impregnated top layer of coloring cellulose fiber webs. These are pressed together at high temperatures under high pressure to form a dense laminate and then, for our table tops, with the multiplex or MDF board. On the underside, very thin CPL (Continuous Pressure Laminate) is used as a backing. The process described above produces the tabletop's extremely resistant, scratch-resistant and easy-to-clean surface. The closed, non-porous surface is easy to clean and does not provide a breeding ground for microorganisms.
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 tabletop. Our carpenter closes small holes with suitable wood putty, so that no moisture can penetrate the plate in the affected areas.
Cleaning and care
The best way to clean the surface of the HPL tabletop is with a damp cloth and gentle cleaning agents. Although the closed surface is very resistant and scratch-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 HPL tabletop.