Santos demystifies melamine and laminate worktops

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Santos Designing and manufacturing quality furniture since 1952

For more than 65 years, Santos has contributed to transforming a simple space into a comfortable and interactive environment, making the kitchen retain its place of privilege: the heart of the home.

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Santos has released a guide to its melamine and laminate worktops to help consumers make the right choice. 

The interior decorating franchise uses a range of high-quality products in its kitchen designs as part of its mission to create durable yet beautiful spaces. As part of the process, it tests all its products to make sure they perform well in real-life settings. 

In Santos’s recent publication, the business shone a light on melamine and laminate finishes and the differences when it comes to manufacturing processes, surface nuances and degree of resistance. 

According to the business, melamine is made by covering MDF or chipboard with a sheet coated in resins under heat and pressure. It’s resistant to dents and scratches, and easy to clean, making it the perfect option for busy kitchens. 

Meanwhile, laminate is created by covering MDF or chipboard in multiple layers of Kraft paper coated in resins, as well as a sheet of decorative paper. Then, an overlay is added on top, and the layers are pressed together with heat. The finished product is more hardwearing than melamine, so it’s also a practical option. 

In the kitchen guide, Santos highlighted a few of its most popular worktop options. The laminate Coffee Oak and Rustic Oak closely imitate the appearance and texture of natural wood, with realistic imperfections. And the Ceppo di Gré and Marble Grey are two of the best worktops with stone finishes. 

Santos also provided some information on how customers should care for their new worktops. It suggested avoiding scouring pads and other abrasive cleaning items, and only using water and mild detergents for cleaning. Owners should also protect the surfaces from excessive heat and wipe off any liquid as soon as possible. 

Find out more about Santos’s franchise opportunity on its profile page, linked above. 

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