Laminate wall cladding is a durable and affordable wall surfacing material that transforms the aesthetics and performance of commercial buildings. When buying laminate wall panels, it is essential to conduct a quality check to establish whether or not the the options under your consideration are suitable for your needs. Here is a look at some basic quality checks when buying laminate wall cladding:
1. Fire Retardancy
Fire safety is critical in both residential and commercial spaces. It is a consideration that has to go into the choice of materials including laminate wall cladding. Laminate wall panels are treated with chemicals to increase their fire-retardant capabilities. Fire retardant exterior wall cladding helps reduce smoke emissions and delays the spread of fire.
2. Thickness & AC Rating
The thickness of laminate wall cladding has an impact on its scratch and erosion-resistance properties. The right thickness ensures that the wall cladding doesn’t lose its texture and sheen due to wear and tear. It promotes better resistance to dents and damage. The Abrasion Criteria (AC) Rating of laminates is a scale from 1 to 5 used to measure the cladding’s resistance to wear & tear. An AC rating of 2 or 3 is ideal for laminate wall cladding in residential areas. A higher AC Rating of 4 or 5 is suitable for high-traffic commercial spaces. Greenlam Clads offers HP laminates with different AC Ratings.
3. Hardware Compatibility
Installing laminate wall panels requires several materials and hardware such as adhesives, sealants, nails, and staples. The walls have to be primed and prepared in line with the necessary hardware and adhesives. Checking the compatibility of your laminate panels with the hardware ensures a proper installation. Greenlam Clads come with all the necessary hardware, which helps make the installation process a breeze.
About Greenlam Clads
Greenlam Clads, a Greenlam Industries brand, is a world leader in the manufacturing of premium quality exterior and interior wall cladding solutions. Our rich collection of exterior & interior wall cladding designs can instantly transform residential and commercial building facades and interior spaces. Our manufacturing process and exclusive products make us a leader in the industry, which is why most designers, architects, and property owners trust us for their cladding needs. To discuss your requirements and get answers to all your questions about exterior wall cladding, call +91 11 4950 1499 or email us at email@example.com. You can also fill out our contact form.