Laminate has come a very long way over the years. There is now a large range of brands, colours and textures. The latest colour range includes patterns that are similar to natural stone, concrete and wood grain.
Often it is difficult to visually tell the difference, so these laminates can be an economical alternative. Laminate consists of about 60-70% paper and about 30-40% thermosetting resins.
There are two different types of thermosetting resins used; the inner layers of paper are impregnated with phenolic resin and the outer layers with melamine.