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SPONSORED POST: What Is Laminate, Anyway? — Wilsonart Wednesday

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Welcome to Wilsonart Wednesday! We've teamed up with the kitchen experts at  Wilsonart  to answer our readers' questions about kitchen renovation.  Q: What exactly IS laminate? What is is made out of? Isn't it plastic? Then how can it be 'green'? - c_P A: High Pressure Decorative Laminate (HPDL) is made by saturating sheets of paper with resins, then pressing them under high heat, fusing the layers into a single sheet. Surprisingly, a sheet of laminate is only 30% plastic resin; the rest is paper! Laminate sheets are bonded, using special adhesives, to "substrates" made of plywood, fiberboard or particle board which give the final product its strength and substance. The laminate surface provides resistance from wear and impact. Read on for our favorite surprising facts about the material! More        






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