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【Interior decorative construction work】On melamine decorated board | Explaining its features and usages with construction method 確定

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This time, we think we are briefly explaining melamine decorated board.

 

We wrote and uploaded a blog ofWhat is wood wool cement board?last time, and a blogof「On veneer board(lauan plywood)(Japanese)

」before.

 

This time, we are also writing on wood related board material.

However, if you would like to know and see board work itself briefly, please also browse here, which will let us happy.

 

To begin with, what is melamine decorated board?

On construction and interior designing, looking for a material which has both of beautiful appearance and durability together is important.

One of the excellent construction materials to satisfy its requirement is「melamine decorated board」.

On construction and interior designing, multi-purpose and good usable materials are highly valued very much.

Among them, melamine decorated board is one of the construction materials which is suitable for wide usage, and it is useful.

 

Fundamentals of melamine decorated board

Melamine decorated board is a construction material on medium density fiber(MDF) and particle board and other base material as base material with melamine resin coated, which is sticked on surface finishing material.

As melamine resin has high durability, and excels in waterproof property, melamine board is suitable for a lot of usages.

We are explaining main materials of melamine decorated board as follows:

 

  1. Medium density fiber(MDF): MDF is a board material of wooden fiber and wooden powder compressed, then is hardened by heat.

MDF which is used as base material of melamine decorated board has smooth and homogenized surface, so it well contacts melamine resin.

MDF has high durability, and is suitable to various usages.

 

2.Particle board: Particle board is a board material made by compressing small wooden chips and fiber, so wooden waste materials and/or recycled materials are often used to make melamine decorated board.

Particle board is light weight, and its cost effectiveness is good, so binding power with melamine resin is strong.

Generally, its durability is high, and is suitable for a work with budget limitation.

 

Melamine resin in melamine decorated board covers the surface of decorated board, and enhances durability, so becomes beautiful appearance.

The characteristics of melamine resin includes waterproof property, scratch resistance, and durability, and many colors and design options are added.

In this way, melamine decorated board is a multiple material which is suitable for various usages, and is widely used for interior decorative design and construction work.

 

Features of melamine decorated board【merit・demerit】

Melamine decorated board is a material which is widely used in the construction and interior decorative designing, and it has a lot of features.

We are explaining the features of melamine decorated board in detail as follows:

 

●Merits

Beautiful finishing result

Melamine decorated board generally has beautiful design and patterns on their surface.

There are various designs such as wood pattern, stone pattern, solid color, other pattern and so on, and it provides charming appearance in the interior decorative design.

 

Durability

Melamine decorated board has much durability on its surface, so it can stand its daily use.

It is strong against scratches and abrasion, and is relatively tolerant.

Therefore, it is often used at the places which requires high durability, such as kitchen counter top, cabinet, furniture and so on.

 

Waterproof property

As melamine decorated board has high waterproof property generally, it is suitable for humid environment and bath room inside decoration too.

It has characteristics of protection hurting scratch coming from water leak and humidity on the surface.

 

Easy maintenance

Maintenance of melamine decorated board can be easily done relatively.

For normal cleaning, using neutral detergent in warm water is enough, so, special caring is not necessary.

What is more, it is easy to get rid of dirt and stain on the board.

 

Flexibility

Melamine decorated board is flexible, so, it is easy to open a hole open processing, cutting, and multiple processing.

As it is possible to cut out to match custom designing and/or the size, it can adapt a lot of usages.

 

Light weight

As melamine decorated board is light, it is easy for handling and installing it.

Particularly, as its big size panel and sheet are also relatively light, construction work can be easily executed.

 

●Demerits

Sensibility against heat

As melamine decorated board is weak in touching high temperature, so, if you directly place it on a cooking pan or cooking device, its surface can be damaged.

So, its protection from heat is necessary.

 

Breaking and fragment

Melamine decorated board has hard surface, but it may be broken or chipped against too much impact.

 

Repairing is difficult

If melamine decorated board is damaged, repairing may be sometimes difficult.

If breaking and/or fragment occur, it is usually necessary to change it.

 

Consideration for environment

Some kind of melamine decorated board may lack consideration for the environment. So, as it may give off VOD(volatile organic compound), there is a concern of sustainability.

 

Because of its beautiful appearance and practical usage, melamine decorated board is being used for a lot of projects, however, there are some points of which you need to be careful too.

 

It is important to consider for matching the work requirement and its usage, then to select appropriate construction materials.

 

Usages of melamine decorated board

Because of its beautiful appearance and practical usage, melamine decorated board is widely used for various places and projects.

Following are some places and usages where melamine decorated board is often used:

Above picture is quoted from AICA Kogyo Co. Ltd., homepage: Melamine decorated board at a kitchen

 

Kitchen: Melamine decorated board is often used for the surface of kitchen counter top and cabinet.

Because of its smooth finishing result and durability, it is suitable for daily use at the kitchen.

 

Bath room: Melamine decorated board is also being adopted for the bath room storing cabinet and washing stand.

As its high waterproof property, it can also show excellent performance in the humid environment.

 

Furniture: Melamine decorated board is widely used for making furniture, and it is applied for a lot of furniture items, such as book shelf, desk, table, bed frame and so on.

 

Wall material: Melamine decorated board is used for wall material in interior decorative design. So , it supplies beautiful appearance and practicability.

Particularly, it is often seen at interior decoration and restaurants in the commercial facility.

 

Commercial facility: Melamine decorated board is used at interior decorative finishing of the commercial facility, such as shop or store, office, hotel, restaurant and so on, and it is contributing to enhance its brand image.

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Medical institution: Melamine decorated board is also used for coun5er top, cart, and storage unit, and supplies its cleanliness and practicability.

 

DIY (do-it-yourself): For DIY lovers, melamine decorated board is used for various DIY.

For example, it can be variously applied for garage storage, work bench, study room, and so on.

 

Price range of melamine decorated board

There are some factors of melamine decorated board price.

These factors include melamine decorated board‘s kind, design, size, brand, supplier, area and others.

 

Following are general price guideline, however, actual prices are different according to its markets and areas.

 

  • Kinds of melamine decorated board: Melamine decorated board has several different grades and finishings.

The price of high quality melamine decorated board is usually expensive, which sometimes prepares special design and finishing.

 

  • Design and color: The price of melamine decorated board changes according to its designs and colors.

Special designed or customed colored ones are sometimes more expensive than general white or wood patterned ones.

 

  • Size: The size of melamine decorated board also affects its price.

Big size sheet and customed size board material are usually more expensive than standard size ones.

 

  • Brand: The price tendency of reliable brand melamine decorated board is usually expensive, and the quality is stable.

 

  • Supplier: The price of melamine decorated board differs according to its purchasing places and suppliers.

Such as so-called home center, construction material supplying store, on line retailer, and so on, there are different price competitions according to suppliers.

 

  • Area: Prices change according to areas.

Depending on transportation cost and area’s demand, the prices are affected.

 

Price range of melamine decorated boar is from several thousand yen to several tens of thousand yen.

For high quality customed design or big project, expensive melamine decorated board may be necessary.

In order to find out the best price, it is important to obtain quotations from plural manufacturers, then select one to match your necessary quality and budget.

 

Construction method of melamine decorated board

In order to effectively execute melamine decorated board construction, we execute work in the following order:

※There are other construction procedures too.

 

  1. Preparation of materials and instruments, tools

・Melamine decorated board

・Wood work use adhesive

・Saw and cutting tool

・Roller and brush

・Drill and small screw

・Pencil and measuring instrument

・Necessary protective equipment (safety glasses, gloves and others)

 

2.Measuring and cutting

We precisely measure the wall and floor size firstly, then cut the melamine decorated board.

We add edge band(edge tape) on the cut surface, to make it good appearance.

 

3.Surface preparation

As melamine decorated board is sticked to construction surface well, making the surface smooth and keeping it clean is important.

Let’s make it even by using putty on uneven surface.

 

4.Glueing and installing

We apply wood work use adhesive on the back side of melamine decorated board evenly, and install it on the wall and/or floor.

We press it firmly, and install it, while getting rid of air and gap.

 

5.Edge treatment

We install edge band and/or edge seal, to finish the edge of melamine decorated board.

By doing this, the edge is finished solid and beautiful.

 

6.Finishing and cleaning

After the construction completed, we clean the surface, then apply finishing use paint and protective agent, if necessary.

 

Summary

This time, we so far explained melamine decorated board as above.

 

Melamine decorated board is being widely used as a charming construction material for interior decorative design and construction project.

There are a lot of features, such as its beautiful finishing result, durability, waterproof property, easy maintenance, flexibility, cost effectiveness and so on.

It is suitable for various usages for kitchen, bath room, furniture, commercial facility, school, office, DIY project, and so on.

 

It has various features, strongness・weakness. However, as its way of use at the appropriate places is different from gypsum bard and others, it can be said an often used material in interior decorative work too.

 

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