HPL - durable and easy to clean
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 high pressure to form a dense laminate and then pressed together with the multiplex or MDF board for our table tops. Very thin CPL (Continuous Pressure Laminate) is used as a backing on the underside. The process described above creates the tabletop's extremely resistant and easy-care surface. The closed, non-porous surface is easy to clean and does not provide a breeding ground for micro-organisms.
Good to know
The cut edges of a birch multiplex plywood panel can never show a flawless striped appearance 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 filler so that no moisture can penetrate the tabletop in the affected areas.
Cleaning and care
When it comes to cleaning and caring for HPL tabletops, there is hardly any difference to melamine versions. 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 similar all-rounders leave obvious marks and attack the surface of the tabletop. It is better to use speed to remove grease stains from the HPL tabletop, for example.