You will be surprised to know that laminate finish is made of flat paper glued together. However, membrane is a foil. This is important because you’ll not have to worry about edge banding in the case of the membrane. … Also, unlike laminate, they aren’t glued to the wooden surface.
Membrane finish is better known for giving a very clean and pristine look. At Classic Infrahomes, the thin membrane foils are wrapped around the entire plywood to create a smooth finish. Membrane shutters at the Classic Infrahomes are also available in both the textured and matt finishes. A membrane is very soft to the touch and is one of the great options for the wardrobe or modular kitchen.
What is a membrane?
Membrane finish is durable, heat resistant, and perfect for kitchens
The membrane is a Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) foil. It is available in matte, glossy, and even wooden finishes. The foil is wrapped around medium density fibreboard under high pressure.
How is it different from laminate?
You will be surprised to know that laminate finish is made of flat paper glued together. However, membrane is a foil. This is important because you’ll not have to worry about edge banding in the case of the membrane. … Also, unlike laminate, they aren’t glued to the wooden surface. At Livspace, we use the edge banding technique on the laminate to provide a smooth edge that otherwise would be sharp.
Also, unlike laminate, they aren’t glued to the wooden surface.
What about when compared to PU finish for kitchens and wardrobes?
PU paint gives the storage unit a royal finish
Membrane finish is a popular option due to its price point and durability. However, the PU finish should be considered for its luxurious look and feel. PU paint stands for Polyurethane paint. It is a highly durable acrylic paint that is easy to apply. This glossy paint has a royal-finish and is applied over MDF boards. It is resistant to heat, chemicals, and water, making it perfect for kitchens, too. Moreover, it is scratch resistant making it long-lasting.
However, the drawback of this finish is the price-point. Designers recommend PU paint for high-end, luxury projects due to its durability and flawless finish. So if you are on a budget and looking for something glossy, the membrane is an economical choice.
Pros and Cons of membrane finish
For a better understanding, here are some positives and negatives of the membrane:
Pros of the Membrane Finish:
- Weather and water-resistant
- Very easy to clean with a mild detergent and moist cloth
- Very smooth to touch
- Affordable and economical
- Gives the shutters a beautiful matt finish
- Long-life duration, which makes it very durable and long-lasting
- Since the foils wrap all around the sides, the shutters do not require any of the edge bandings
Cons of the Membrane Finish
- As Planmyinterior only provides the matt finishes in the membrane finish, they are not available in the high gloss finish
- It requires regular maintenance and cleaning to keep up the “new” look.
- A membrane finish is a great way to add an earthy touch to a kitchen. As it brings some more sophistication to your kitchen or gives an organic feel to your bedroom!!
What’s new in membrane finish?
A membrane finish is Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) foil. Available in matte, glossy, and wooden finishes, the foil is wrapped around medium density fibreboard under high pressure. The membrane finish is economical. It gels beautifully with traditional and contemporary kitchen styles.
Get access to an array of hand-picked membrane finishes
Livspace has tied up with the German brand, Renolit, to offer our customers access to 40 membranes 40 finishes. Our team of experienced designers has hand-picked these finishes based on customer surveys and inter national trends! So you’ve got a chance to give your modular kitchens and wardrobes an Amazing look of global standards. Keep a watch out for more details on our tie-up with Renolit as we showcase different modular designs inspired by these finishes.