Laminate — Materials and care guide

Find information about the material and a guide on how to maintain Montana’s laminate products. Read more here.

About the material

Laminate is created by many layers of paper fused with a special type of resin,- and then put under extremely high pressure and heat. This results in a surface that is resistant to damage and has a long life span. Montana offers a mixed range of laminate, consisting of:

Laminate (Standard) and silk laminate – extremely resistant to surface damage. The surface has a light structure. Silk laminate has an even smoother surface.

Micro laminate – micro laminate is melamine, which can look very much like laminate. Melamine is a synthetically manufactured material that is glued on MDF. Micro laminate is a bit more prone to wear compared to the stronger material laminate.

Nanolaminate – nanolaminate is a super matte and extra scratch-resistant surface with a silky-smooth touch. You can’t as easily see the imprint of sticky fingers on nanolaminate. The laminate is nano-treated throughout the plate which gives the following advantages:

  • Resistant to scratches and abrasions
  • Low reflectance
  • Improved anti-bacterial properties (mold resistant)
  • Suitable for contact with food
  • Easy to clean
  • Antistatic
  • Lightfastness  

How to care for laminate

Laminate is extremely practical, strong, hygienic, and easy to maintain. It requires very little maintenance.

Daily cleaning of laminated products such as tabletops can be done with a clean cloth wrung in lukewarm water and then immediately wiped dry with a clean, dry cloth. A more in-depth cleaning should be done with an all-around detergent (1-2 drops per 1 liter of water). Dry off with a clean, damp cloth to remove all soap, and finish off with a clean, dry cloth.

Do not use washing-up liquid, as this can leave a film on the surface, nor scouring powder and nylon sponges, as these often will create a matte finish or scratch the laminate. Specific laminate cleaning products can be purchased at Montana Furniture A/S or in furniture shops.

Rubber pads which are usually attached under interior objects to prevent scratches can contain a softening agent that can bond with and damage the laminated products after prolonged contact. Oiled objects must not be placed directly on or in the module, as the oil can bond with and damage the surface.

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