Furniture for hotels, motels, time-shares and condominiums needs to look residential, but wood veneers cannot withstand the high traffic and rough treatment of hospitality environments without scratching, marring, staining or delaminating.
In addition, wood veneer is a natural product with lot-to-lot variations that can cause inconsistencies and preclude replacement of damaged components. And because veneer can only bend in one direction, components of hospitality furniture are generally slab-sided, with sharp, damage-prone corners and edges.
Membrane pressing with RENOLIT overcomes the practical drawbacks of wood veneer while actually improving on its aesthetic appeal.
First, RENOLIT 3D Laminates are offered in a broad array of highly realistic woodgrains—in quarter sawn grain patterns—not the telltale shaved patterns of veneer.
Second, RENOLIT Laminates can be membrane-pressed (as well as flat-laminated, miter-folded, or profile-wrapped), conforming to virtually any flat or three-dimensional shape routed into wood core substrates—with no visible seams—so components appear to be machined from solid wood.
Third, membrane pressing with RENOLIT3D Laminates frees designers to create high-style, three-dimensional furniture components containing everything from compound curves and sharp profiles to raised panels and, if desired, safe, rounded corners.
Lastly, wood core components surfaced with horizontal-grade RENOLIT 3D Laminates withstand scratching, marring, impact, water, cleansers and abrasion better than wood veneer, prolonging the longevity and good looks of hospitality furniture.
Availability from stock, and a cut-to-length program for prototyping and smaller production runs, put the advantages of surfacing with RENOLIT 3D Laminates within easy reach of every hospitality furniture manufacturer.
Vendor Referral Program
If your current sources do not yet offer the equipment needed for CNC routing, membrane-pressing, miter-folding or profile wrapping, RENOLIT can provide a list of well-equipped vendors that do.