Value Engineering

Value Engineering focuses on solutions that maximize value and minimize cost, all while keeping or even improving quality and performance. For furniture and interior design projects, selecting EGGER’s innovative wood-based surface materials can deliver significant cost savings compared to plywood or wood veneers, with the same or better performance and design features.

Cost estimates of real world and speculative projects demonstrate that customers can save valuable time and money by using thermally fused laminate (TFL) panels with laminates. TFL and laminates deliver:

  • Material Costs Savings
  • Labor Costs Savings
  • Total Costs Savings

Watch our video for side-by-side cost comparisons

The Metropolitan | Nexis3

The Metropolitan Kitchen by Nexis3

Material
Material Costs Per Unit
Total Material Costs (65 units)
TFL $1,004 $65,228
HPL $1,688 $109,688
Veneer $6,750 $438,750
Material
Total Labor
Costs (65 units)
TFL $55,250
HPL $81,250
Veneer $131,625
Material
Total Material & Labor
Costs (65 units)
TFL $120,478
HPL $190,938
Veneer $570,375

The Metropolitan’s high-end loft apartments in Rochester, New York utilize EGGER's H3090 ST22 Shorewood in Eurodekor TFL over a Walnut High Pressure Laminate (HPL) and a Red Oak veneer. The use of EGGER’s TFL boards resulted in a material cost savings of 41% versus HPL and 85% versus wood veneers for a 450 sq. ft. per unit kitchen. TFL also resulted in labor cost savings of 32% versus HPL and 58% versus wood veneers. The overall cost savings for the entirety of the project are 37% versus HPL and 79% versus wood veneers.*

The Metropolitan Bathroom by Nexis3

Material
Material Costs Per Unit
Total Material Costs (65 units)
TFL $719 $46,746
HPL $1,209 $78,609
Veneer $4,838 $314,438
Material
Total Labor
Costs (65 units)
TFL $30,875
HPL $40,625
Veneer $48,750
Material
Total Material & Labor Costs
(65 units)
TFL $77,621
HPL $119,234
Veneer $363,188

In the Metropolitan bath and laundry rooms, cost savings continue in the 322 sq. ft. space. Material cost savings for TFL are 41% versus HPL and 85% versus wood veneers. Labor savings delivered 24% better value over HPL, and 37% better value over wood veneers. In the final numbers (material and labor cost savings) TFL provides 35% better value than HPL and 79% better value than wood veneers.*

* Pricing estimates and details provided by Jim VanHouter, Estimator & Business Development at Nexis3

Photos courtesy of Gallina Development Corp.

Residential / Multi-Family Closet Project

Estimate for Walk-In Closet by Thompson Millwork

Material
Material Costs
TFL $2,555
HPL $3,800
Veneer $5,620
Material
Labor Costs
TFL $2,400
HPL $2,470
Veneer $5,433
Material
Total Material
& Labor Costs
TFL $4,955
HPL $6,270
Veneer $11,053

Thompson Millwork provided the estimates for this closet rendering, which features H1290 ST19 White Frozen Wood in Eurodekor TFL in varying thicknesses for the closet frame, shelving and island. The base and top trim uses W954 ST14 White in Eurodekor TFL, while the countertops use the same decor in EGGER Laminate.

The use of TFL resulted in projected material cost savings of 33% versus HPL and 55% versus wood veneers. Savings continue with projected labor costs resulting in a 3% savings versus HPL, and a 56% savings versus wood veneers. The final numbers result in TFL total cost savings of 21% versus HPL and 55% versus wood veneers.*

* Pricing estimates for this rendering provided by: Kevin C. Nolff, Head of Estimating at Thompson Millwork

Retail Shop Project

Estimate for Retail Shop by Thompson Millwork

Material
Material Costs
TFL $2,740
HPL $3,310
Veneer $6,505
Material
Labor Costs
TFL $3,664
HPL $6,430
Veneer $7,575
Material
Total Material
& Labor Costs
TFL $6,404
HPL $9,740
Veneer $14,080

The estimates for this shop rendering were provided by Thompson Millwork. This shop rendering features H1288 ST10 Stone Grey Frozen Wood in Eurodekor TFL in varying thicknesses for the shelving, display stand frame and check-out stand. A laminate version of the same decor is used on the display stand countertops. U750 ST9 Taupe Grey in Eurodekor TFL completes the look on the display stand doors.

The TFL used in this rendering creates a projected material cost savings of 17% versus HPL and 58% versus wood veneers. Labor costs provide even higher savings, with TFL saving 43% versus HPL and 52% versus wood veneers. The final numbers show TFL savings of 34% versus HPL and 55% versus wood veneers.*

* Pricing estimates for this rendering provided by: Kevin C. Nolff, Head of Estimating at Thompson Millwork

Restaurant and Bar Project

Estimate for Restaurant and Bar by Thompson Millwork

Material
Material Costs
TFL $7,130
HPL $8,360
Veneer $15,530
Material
Labor Costs
TFL $11,549
HPL $15,333
Veneer $21,936
Material
Total Material
& Labor Costs
TFL $18,679
HPL $23,693
Veneer $37,466

Thompson Millwork provided the estimates for this bar scene rendering, which features H3180 ST37 Brown Halifax Oak in Eurodekor TFL for the tables and bar backsplash. The same decor in laminate is used for the bar top. U963 ST9 Diamond Grey in laminate completes the look on the liquor shelf and façade.

The TFL used in this rendering creates a projected material cost savings of 15% versus HPL and 54% versus wood veneers. Labor cost savings for TFL project to 25% over HPL and 47% over wood veneers. The final numbers show TFL savings of 21% versus HPL and 50% versus wood veneers.*

* Pricing estimates for this rendering provided by: Kevin C. Nolff, Head of Estimating at Thompson Millwork

Additional Projects

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» View a Hospitality Project Estimate


All estimated costs and associated pricing are for informational purposes only and should not be used or relied upon without independent analysis and binding quotations. Actual costs will vary.

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Note: All decors shown and mentioned are reproductions. Color-matching decor selections are only possible on the original sample.