If you are looking for a classic, durable, and solid table top that has become the standard among desktops, then you have come to the right place with the melamine table top. Architects and designers trust in the product of industrial production. The reliable materials and the small selection of colors ensure that the melamine table top fits almost anything, and you can't get enough of it.
The resistant, scratch-resistant melamine resin coating conceals an equally stable foundation: a certified and thus pollutant-free particle board. The board and the melamine resin surface are hardly susceptible to everyday wear and tear. Whether for long office working days in front of large and small screens, for kitchen or break tables, or as a steadfast companion in children's and youth years: The melamine table top can withstand a lot.
The unique feature of the melamine table top compared to our linoleum table tops: If the melamine table top is not screwed down and only rests on the table frame, it can be turned over and used from both sides. The top and bottom sides of the melamine table top are identical and have exactly the same color and surface texture. It is, therefore, not surprising that the use of this all-rounder in offices, studios, architectural studios, but also in kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms has proven itself over many years.
An edge veneer is a thin side coating, which is glued to the narrow side of the table top. It covers the open particle board, which forms the basis of the melamine tabletop. For reasons of robustness and as a sign of high quality, our edgings have a thickness of 2 millimeters. When covering other pieces of furniture, such as cupboard doors or shelf walls, these are usually much thinner.
The top color of a melamine table top can be combined with one of 9 total edge veneers made of untreated real wood or 10 edge veneers made of ABS plastic. If you are looking for a monochrome table top with the same color surface and edge, we recommend the choice of an ABS edge veneer in the color of the top surface.
If, on the other hand, you want to border a white melamine table top with a beautiful wooden edge, you can choose the right one from well-known and less well-known types of wood. In contrast to our linoleum table tops, the thickness of the edge is also visible with a view above or under the top. Therefore, it not only covers the lateral edges but also visually frames the top and bottom of the panel.
The surface structure of a melamine table top is determined during the production of the melamine resin coating. Depending on the preparation of the metallic machine surface, this leaves a smooth or finely beaded texture on the top when the materials are pressed together.
The smooth surface differs only slightly from the fine-grained, pearled surface. The pearled version is even more resistant to signs of wear than the smooth version. First and foremost, however, the two surface types are distinguished from each other visually and to the touch.
The difference of 6 mm between the two top thicknesses (19 mm and 25 mm) is noticeable. The thinner version is primarily suitable for smaller tables such as side tables, living room tables, or plant stools. If the narrow melamine table top is used as a desktop or work surface, we recommend a table frame with supporting substructures. The frames of our M, T, and Y series are ideal for this. They ensure that the melamine table top does not sag or warp.
In contrast, the 25 mm thick melamine table tops are also suitable for larger desks and conference tables. For reasons of stability, however, it is also recommended to use a table frame with supporting substructures from a freestanding length of approximately 160 cm.
Melamine tabletop with edge band
275 cm x 140 cm
Table top with edge band
19 mm or 25 mm
Table top top and underneath
White smooth / White pearl / White gray pearl / Light gray pearl / Dark grey pearl / Black pearl / Maple finish / Walnut finish / Concrete finish
Maple / Birch / Beech / Oak / Ash / Cherry / Multiplex Birch / Walnut
White smooth / White pearl / White gray pearl / Light gray pearl / Black pearl / Maple finish / Walnut finish / Concrete finish
The core of the melamine table top consists of a certified, pollutant-free particle board, which forms the basic framework of the melamine table top. It is pressed on both sides with layers of paper soaked in melamine resin. This process makes the board resistant to all kinds of external influences, as they occur in daily use. Sweaty hands, spilled drinks, as well as heavier, technical equipment, can't harm the dense melamine resin coating so quickly.
But what would a table top be without a matching edge? After the melamine coating has dried and cured in the desired color, real wood or ABS plastic edge veneer is applied. After several years of experience in the use of melamine table tops, polyurethane (PU) glue has proven to be the most suitable adhesive for board and edge veneer. It ensures a permanent connection that does not dissolve, even when heated or exposed to sunlight. The edging is, therefore, free to protect the table and at the same time, its visual appearance.
As with other furniture surfaces, the surface of the melamine table top can also be cleaned best with a damp cloth and, if necessary, gentle cleaning agents. Although the melamine resin surface is very durable and resistant to scratching, certain cleaning utensils should not come into contact with it. Scratchy sponges, pot cleaners, and comparable all-rounders certainly remove dirt faster and more effectively than a soft cloth. However, they also leave evident traces and attack the surface of the melamine table top.
The same applies to the cleaning of an edge veneer made of ABS plastic. If dirt has settled on a real wood edging, it can be removed with a damp cloth. Wood fibers of untreated real wood are formed after contact with water. We recommend very fine sandpaper and the careful regrinding of the dried edge veneer to obtain a smooth edge again. To permanently seal a real wood edging, we recommend the work surface oil from Biofarben. It contains natural oils and waxes, is transparent, and makes the table edge water-repellent and insensitive to stains.