Compact Laminate - the slim wonder material
Innovation at the core
Compact Laminate is another interesting innovation to the popular and well proven Laminate.
Thanks to an intelligent new technoclogy it possible to achive the same material strength with under half of the thickness. The technology that replaces wodchips in the chipbaoard core is: paper. Because paper is based on uncut fibers from trees, it adds higher strength at half the thickness
If you are attracted to compact laminate, you probably have your mind on set on a kitchen style with minimalism and slender elegance even in the details. And the moment you see compact laminate at our shoproom, you will notice: only 12 mm! Our designers usually choose compact laminate to emphasize lightness and precision when they compose specific styles - but you can off course match it up as you please.
Because the slim design, Compactl laminate only offers the standard 90 degree edge profile.
Structure and nuances
Compact laminate comes in both glossy, matt and texturized surfaces and several designs
Compact laminate is as strong as laminate, and comes in surface that perform just asl well as all our laminates.
The life span foot print is heavier than laminate, because on returning it to the manufacturer, it cannot be upcycled due to the mulitlayer gluing
What shoul I know before I decide on Compact laminate?
This is a list that include some of our best advice - and some the questions, we most frequently answer about Compact laminate
The unit price is in the middle and it is the highest of the laminates due to the production proces of the highly compressed core.
The costs related to cutting and fitting the material to your kitchen design, as well as the finish however are in low end - and essentially the same as regular laminate.
The thickness - or in reality - the thinness. It is actually rare to see a 12 mm dimension on any woodbased surface, and we encourage you to get a feel first hand. To some it may therefor be an alternative ceramics.
Many choose it for the understated exclusivity, it can bring.
The warranty is the same as all Kvik - worktops: a 5 year warranty. The terms of that warranty is of course clearly explained the warranty documents of your purchase.
A general piece of advice is to never exceed what is normal use in a private kitchen. If you do, you may forfeit you warranty in case of claims case.
Helpful advice may be:
Never ever perform cutting or chopping directly on the worktop. Always use a cutting board.
Never put items to hot hold in the palm of your hand directly on the surface - always use a coaster.
Not at all. There is no maintenance as such and daily cleaning is simply done with a damp cloth.