Educational facilities from universities to preschools require furniture that withstands rough treatment, resists soiling and cleans easily—qualities that typically come at the expense of style. But with RENOLIT 3D Laminates, educational furniture can take-on stunning, three-dimensional shapes and stand-up to high traffic while improving ergonomics and safety.
Unlike traditional surfacing materials, RENOLIT 3D Laminates can be membrane-pressed to conform to virtually any three-dimensional shape routed into wood-core substrates, from compound curves and intricate profiles to undercut edges and wire management holes routed completely through the substrate. As a result, component shapes are no longer dictated by the inherent limitations of two-dimensional surfacing materials, allowing radical improvements in both the form and function of educational furniture.
In addition to membrane pressing, RENOLIT Laminates can be flat laminated as well as miter-folded to form outside corners, and profile-wrapped to surface linear millwork and extruded profiles—all with no visible seams.
Components surfaced with RENOLIT 3D Laminates can also benefit from the cleanliness of crevice-free edges and, depending on design, the improved ergonomics and safety achievable by contouring of edges and/or rounding of corners.
Without visible seams, components appear to be machined of solid wood, stone, metal or solid surfacing (at a fraction of the cost)—depending on the color or pattern of RENOLIT Laminates selected—while eliminating sharp, unsafe corners, and delamination associated with edge banding.
Typical educational furniture and fixture applications include:
- Work surfaces
- Cafeteria tables
- Transaction counters
- Cabinet doors
- Cabinet frames
- Drawer fascias
- Chair rails
- Seat bottoms and backs
- Waiting area tables
RENOLIT 3D Laminates are offered in scratch- and mar-resistant horizontal grades, vertical grades, and in numerous woodgrains, whites and colors that match popular high-pressure laminate and melamine boards, enabling you to mix and match RENOLIT Laminates with other surfacing materials used on multiple components of the same end product, selecting each material based on each component's design and preferred method of manufacture.
Availability from stock, and a cut-to-length program for prototyping and smaller production runs, enable large and small educational furniture specifiers alike to capitalize on the unsurpassed advantages of Renolit 3D Laminates.
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.