Our textured melamine uses the finest-quality melamine paper, fused to a premium western pine industrial core - a dense, eco-friendly core made from wood residuals that would normally end up in a landfill. It's extremely durable, less expensive than wood, and easy to clean.
The denser the core, the more durable the product - and the more material used. Since we wanted to offer an ultra-durable and dense core, it was really important to us that we source the material from an environmentally responsible source. We decided to use a sustainable particleboard core, manufactured from post-industrial recycled wood residuals. It's CARB Phase 2 compliant, and uses 100% NAF (No Added Formaldehyde) resin, meeting the most stringent formaldehyde emission standards in the world.
On the left is a cross section of our textured melamine. The industrial core is much denser than the core (right) used by a competitor.