What materials are toilet cubicles made from?
The modern toilet cubicle is functional and easy to maintain, however, there are choices to be made on the material used in manufacture. This is often dependant on budget and use or washroom environment.
Melamine Faced Chipboard cubicles (MFC)
Our Executive range of cubicles are manufactured from MFC. MFC is a chipboard core coated with decorative papers impregnated with thermosetting resins on both sides of the board. It is recommended for low to moderate use washrooms such as small offices.
Our MFC cubicles are provided with matching PVC edging which ensures the chipboard core is sealed and not visible. MFC typically has a smaller choice of colours compared with either High Pressure Laminate or Solid Grade Laminate. Our MFC Executive range of cubicles are available in a square-edged finish. The overall thickness of the panel is 18mm. MFC is suitable for dry area use only.
High-Pressure Laminate cubicles (HPL)
Our Future range of cubicles are manufactured from High-Pressure Laminate (HPL). HPL is a chipboard core coated with decorative high-pressure laminate on both sides. This is bonded onto VR313 moisture resistant 18mm thick chipboard, thus producing a highly durable product. HPL is manufactured via a high pressure/ high-temperature laminating process. It is available in either a square-edged finish or a post-formed rounded smooth edge.
The overall thickness of the panel is 21mm. The HPL is manufactured from 65% Kraft paper and 35% thermosetting resin which both polymerise under heat and pressure. These are suitable for dry areas only.
Solid Grade Laminate cubicles (SGL)
Our Ultra Range of cubicles are manufactured from Solid Grade Laminate (SGL). SGL is composed of several compounded layers of Kraft papers and has two decorative sides, impregnated with thermosetting. This product is particularly suited for high humidity environments due to its inherent water resistance. Its excellent impact resistance makes it ideal for heavy-duty applications.
SGL also has antibacterial sanitized qualities which makes it ideal for use in hospitals and food preparation areas. The overall thickness of the panel is 12.5mm. SGL is suitable for wet or dry areas.
As always, our team is at the end of the telephone for all your queries and questions and has a wealth of knowledge they’re happy to share with you. So if you need some guidance, or would like to talk over your options, you can give them a call on 01202 650900
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