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TFL vs Laminate

TFL vs. Laminate

Select the right material for your project

Thermally fused laminate (TFL) and standard laminates have both come a long way in design and finishes, with a variety of combinations to choose from. These high-quality wood-based solutions, used for furniture and interior design, are ideal for vertical and horizontal applications. So, what are the main differences between these two?


Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL)

  • Wood-based boards that are coated with a decor paper
    soaked in melamine resin

  • Impact and wear resistant (normal level)

  • Pre-fabrication saves millworkers time and money
    (just cut and apply edge banding)

  • Ideal for vertical applications


Feelwood TFL

Laminates

  • Made of core paper layers (high impact resistance) and decor paper impregnated with phenolic and melamine resins

  • Overlay provides high wear resistance

  • Versatile and flexible

  • Must be applied to a substrate (multiple kinds of core boards)

  • Ideal for horizontal applications

Feelwood Laminate

Eurodekor TFL Particleboard

Our Eurodekor TFL particleboard is produced by fusing resin-impregnated decor paper directly onto both sides of our Eurospan Particleboard substrate. Heat and pressure activate the resin to effectively seal the substrate.

TFL boards reproduce the look and feel of realistic woodgrain, concrete, or material designs. TFL panels are manufactured with enhanced performance characteristics that deliver the features you need to fulfill your design vision.

EGGER TFL Layers

  • As a pre-fabricated panel, the boards only require cutting and edge banding, saving time and resources

  • Durable and hard-wearing

  • Fade resistant

  • The decor paper is permanently fused to the substrate and won't peel away


In addition to residential settings, TFL is appropriate for healthcare, hospitality, retail and other commercial settings. It is an ideal material for both horizontal and vertical applications in furniture and interior design, including:

  • Cabinets

  • Closet Systems

  • Office Furniture

  • Store Fixtures

  • Architectural Wall Paneling


EGGER Laminates

Laminates are both versatile and hard-wearing. They are ideal for mid- to high-traffic surface areas, as well as curved applications.

Our laminates offer a multi-layer construction, with a layer of resin-infused decorative paper on the surface and multiple layers of kraft paper in the core. Laminates must be bonded to a substrate, such as particleboard or MDF, during the finishing process.

EGGER Laminate Layers
Laminates are ideal for a variety of residential and commercial applications, such as:

  • Tabletops and desktops

  • Countertops and backsplash panels

  • Cabinets

  • Door Elements and wall claddings


Note:   All decors shown are reproductions.