We come to you today with vital information for your furniture buying experience. Topic of discussion being veneers and laminates. What exactly is the difference?
Let’s start with a brief definition of each. Veneers are very thin slices of wood obtained from a tree log. All natural. Laminates, on the other hand, are artificially produced materials, usually made from plastic, paper or foil. Laminates may be made to look like wood. The point of veneers and laminates both being to protect the surface of the furniture and make it look pretty.
For the eco-friendly patron, veneers are the way to go. Veneers can be stained or painted. They’re flexible; easier to change the appearance of your veneer. Since they’re made from trees, they’re a bit more difficult to upkeep. They show wear and tear, and so if you’re going to go with veneers we’d recommend using a coaster or other protective measurements. Veneers are repairable, though, and if you want to maintain that gorgeous look we’d advise polishing it from time to time.
Laminates can also look quite nice, and they’re less expensive. Their look can’t be altered as much; it can be painted, but not stained. They’re easier to maintain; scratch-resistant, water-proof, and don’t show fading. However, if they do accrue some damage, they can’t be repaired.
We hope this information was helpful to you as you explore the world of furniture. See you soon for our next topic!