Looking to buy a new home or remodel your current one? Take a look at these specialised surface design solutions
Furnishing homes from scratch or refurbishing them can be an elaborate process, with the pressure to perfect every tiny detail. Right from incorporating the ideal decor pieces, determining their arrangement and placement, to choosing the appropriate materials and finishes, one needs to be mindful of what they choose.
In terms of the layout and furniture arrangement, one should ideally avoid cluttering the space. Make sure there is a balance between the usable space and the space occupied by furniture. The overall layout should allow for a streamlined movement. Materials incorporated should be strong and durable, so avoid going for cheaper alternatives as these can be detrimental in the long run.
When it comes to the final touches like finishes, these should be determined not just based on aesthetics, but also functionality and how it fits into space. This is where specialised surface solutions come into play and with respect to laminates, knowing the features and qualities of the various types can help you see where they fit in best. We give you insights into a few. Take a look below.
Naturally greasy fingers? Your table-top is ready to handle this!
Our fingerprints are almost always leaving marks on various surfaces, often ruining their aesthetic quality and making it a nightmare to clean too. Life would be so much simpler with surface solutions that came equipped with anti-fingerprint properties, wouldn’t it? Merino Laminates’ extensive portfolio comprises a category of anti-fingerprint laminates, Merino Finguard. While these laminates have been designed to be resistant to the natural greasy film of our fingers, grease marks from sweat, oil and other sources need to be cleaned up.
Adorn your home with your desired backdrop!
Do you envision a slightly unconventional decor for your living room or bedroom? If going mainstream is not your style and you wish to bring in a little quirk and personalisation, opt for customised backdrops. Merino Laminates’ Customised Digital Laminates provide you with tailor-made solutions. While it significantly ups the aesthetic quotient of the space and fulfils its primary role, these laminates have also been designed to be highly resistant to scratch and abrasion, are moisture-resistant, stain-resistant, durable and more.
A small step towards making your kitchen fire-resistant
Kitchens are prone to a number of accidents and it is therefore best to secure it in every way possible. Among other things, it is imperative to make a smart selection of materials. Fire-retardant and fire-resistant laminates offer security with respect to surface finishes and Merino Laminates harbour a wide range of options to choose from this category. These laminates are made by treating papers with specially developed fire-retardant chemicals that are halogen free, reducing the danger of toxic smoke.
Safeguarding against bacteria
Our bathrooms and kitchens are vulnerable to bacterial growth, so you need to take precautionary measures. While picking laminates for these spaces, it is advisable to go for specially designed antibacterial laminates. Merino’s antibacterial range of laminates is an ideal choice for such sensitive zones. To achieve high resistance towards bacterial growth, the laminates are manufactured using a special resin formulation.
Robust and aesthetically pleasing facades
Materials chosen for external surfaces need to be durable, sturdy and strong enough to deal with changing conditions and harsh weather. Along with this, the surfaces should also be visually appealing as they lend a distinct identity to the structure they are clad with. Merino Armour external wall claddings tick all the boxes. They have been designed with the ‘Merino Superclad Technology’ and tackle effects of heavy rain, extreme temperatures, humidity and are corrosion-free, among other things. They also feature an ‘Energy saving system’ that essentially facilitates the removal of heat and moisture in the cavity through continuous air ventilation. This, in turn, allows indoor temperatures to be retained and reduces about 20% of energy consumption.