Thermally fused laminate (TFL) and standard laminates have both come a long way in way in terms of quality and performance. These high-quality, wood-based solutions are ideal for vertical and horizontal furniture and interior design applications, with a variety of authentic designs and textures available.
While TFL and laminates are produced differently, the same decorative paper can be used for both products to create an ideal surface match. Pair these decorative surfaces with our matching edge banding to achieve truly flawless surface-to-edge designs.
Discover the differences between TFL and laminates, and the advantages of each product:
Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL)
Pre-fabricated, wood-based particleboard panels have melamine resin-soaked decorative paper fused onto both sides
Easy to process on typical panel processing equipment
Pre-fabrication saves valuable time and money, eliminating the need for lamination and finishing lines (just cut and apply edge banding)
Impact and wear resistant, suitable for low- to mid-traffic areas and vertical applications
Can be used for harmonious designs when used with matching laminates and edge banding
Made of melamine resin-impregnated decorative paper and phenolic resin-impregnated kraft paper (high impact resistance) in the core
Overlay provides high wear resistance
Versatile, flexible and postformable (standard laminates only)
Must be applied to a substrate, such as particleboard or MDF
Can be used for harmonious designs when used with matching TFL and edge banding
Eurodekor TFL Particleboard
Our Eurodekor TFL particleboard is produced by permanently fusing resin-impregnated decor paper directly onto both sides of our Eurospan Particleboard substrate. Heat and pressure activate the resin to effectively seal the paper onto the substrate so that it won’t peel away.
TFL boards are not only durable and fade-resistant, they 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.
Architectural Wall Paneling
Laminates are considered to be some of the most hard-wearing, durable and versatile decorative surface materials. Being fade-resistant, they are ideal for high-traffic horizontal and curved applications. Our standard laminates are also postformable, making them ideal for countertops.
Our laminates offer a multi-layer construction. They are made by fusing melamine resin-impregnated decorative surface paper with multiple core layers of phenolic resin-impregnated kraft paper, a balancer paper and a wear-resistant top layer with high pressure and heat. Laminates must be bonded to a substrate, such as particleboard or MDF, during the finishing process.
Tabletops and desktops
Countertops and backsplash panels
Door Elements and wall claddings
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Note: All decors shown are reproductions.