28 Aug Choice of finishing material for home interiors
Significance of choosing the apt finishing material
As the Earth rotates, man is busy exploring and developing innovative means of living. Finding suitable raw materials for all that he/she fabricates is a task, that humans have to discover the most optimum materials depending on their requirements. When it comes to home interiors, the possibilities are endless. Yet, while pondering over the efficiency of the end products, there are certain limitations and pitfalls that need to be addressed. The chemical and physical qualities of any material are first thoroughly studied and evaluated, before determining the feasibility factors associated with its utility. Once these properties are carefully studied, the craftsmen create the most sustainable and efficient end product with the chosen materials. Veterans Interiors offers materials for multiple applications that comply with industry standards and follow unique trends. All the offerings that we promise to deliver as raw materials for your storage units are listed below. The storage units can be assembled using either of the two base materials, plywood or Medium Density Fiber (MDF) as they are found to be the most feasible options for home interior needs. There may be other finishing materials that are feasible for the same use but are deemed to be less efficient when compared with these two offerings. The functionality, appearance, quality, budget, and value are the foremost indicators of the right choice of finishing material when it comes to coating your perfect home interior designs.
This is the most common material that is used to coat the surfaces of the base material. Both plywood and MDF may be used as the base material for this offering. Laminate is the most versatile among all the offerings as it can be rendered in many different looks and textures. It also happens to be the cheapest offering among the coat materials. The surface finish of laminates may be either glossy, solid colors, matt finish, wood grain, metal finish or textured finish. Laminate coatings are the most widely used coatings for an internal home storage unit. Laminate coats are useful in keeping the surfaces scratch-free and protected from general wear and tear.
Veterans Interiors has laminate offerings from three different distributors, namely, Royal Touche, Merino Laminates and Century Laminates. Royal Touche is the most premium brand among the listed names owing to their superior finish quality and varieties. Edge binding is mandatory for holding the coating in place for prolonged periods. An added advantage of laminates is that it requires very little servicing, once fixed there rarely arises any issues with the quality and durability of the coating.
Acrylic is deemed to be a material of higher quality by the mass marketeers in the home interior industry. It is preferred over laminates as they provide a glossier finish when compared to the former. The cost of the acrylic coating is dependent on the expenses met for gathering the raw materials used in the emulsions to produce these coatings. It is more expensive and has a superior impact and scratch resistance properties when compared to laminate coatings. Edge binding is required in the case of acrylic coating and it may be rendered on either plywood or on top of MDF. Polishing of the finished surface is not required and so very little maintenance costs are expected. Textures and intricate designs cannot be availed in this category of the surface coating.
Duco or high-gloss Duco is used to coat kitchen doors and cabinet shutters. It gives an extremely smooth and glossy look to the surface and is highly reliable. Only MDF can be used as the base material for Duco paint and it leaves a silky finish. There is an unlimited number of varieties in the Duco range of colors. Owing to its superior properties, Duco is on the slightly more expensive side. Once any surface is Duco coated, side binding is not necessary as it is self-sufficient. Nitrocellulose lacquer is the base of Duco paint and the Duco coating consists of multiple layers of coating to be applied. Duco coating is known for its stunning finish and the coveted durability.
The veneer coating is used to design and finish wooden panels, ledges, and furniture. It displays high resistance towards light and protects against the hindrance from UV light. The veneer is nothing but a thin layer of wood that is stuck to a base material, mostly MDF. Since veneer is based on natural material, only a limited number of shades and textures are possible with veneer coating. To maintain the appearance of the material it is vital to re-polish the surface from time to time, the advised period is 5 years between the re-polishing. Pitted against numerous fallbacks, the veneer is still a status symbol and wreaks classiness. It adds an invaluable aesthetic sense to the viewer of the veneer finish.
The membrane is a thin, PVC foil coating that can be done on MDF base material and it offers flexibility in design. Varied looks like that of matte finish, gloss and wood finish can be obtained with the membrane coating. A smooth and satisfying finish to the eyes is procured with this coat. Edge binding is not necessary for this coating and it is available in numerous appearances including glossy and wood finishes. Grooves and crevices in design can be implemented using membrane coating on MDF. Since it is a foil that is glued onto the base material there are no wrinkles and we are able to obtain a smooth finish, even at the crevices.