Quick Facts: What is Melamine Wood?

Perry Hiiman
July 12, 2019
Quick Facts: What is Melamine Wood?

What is Melamine Wood?

Melamine wood is a synthetic material found all over the home. It is commonly used to produce flooring, cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms, and dinnerware.

What Is Melamine Wood Made Of?

Melamine is a material that has a compressed wood particle core, and is then covered with a resin and paper finish that can be manufactured to embody a variety of styles and colors.

In this blog post, NYKB shares important facts about Melamine, so that you can be better informed on the best melamine uses.

Durable Material

With a tough coating on top of the wood, melamine flooring lasts and melamine cabinets withstand heavy use. This durability is created by applying resin to the exterior of compressed wood particles.


Melamine can be made into almost any finish or color you can imagine, from textured melamine cabinets to flamboyant melamine dinnerware. This makes it an ideal material to consider for your apartment remodel.

Invulnerable to Chipping

Melamine can be prone to chipping, despite its durable coating.

Harder to Install and Can Increase Labor Costs

Melamine is delicate and can splinter when assembled by someone unfamiliar with it. Fortunately, we at NYKB are very experienced and know how to install it perfectly.

Prone to Water Damage

Melamine quickly absorbs lots of water, unlike other solid wood materials. This can make melamine even more vulnerable to severe water damage than regular wood, especially when poorly installed.

Now That You Know What’s Melamine Wood, Is It the Right Material for Your Home Renovation?

If you are considering melamine cabinets or melamine flooring for your upcoming kitchen or bath renovation, consider the information above. As with any other material, there will be positives and negatives, and it’s important to also keep your budget, product quality, and preferences in mind.

As experts in NYC renovations, NYKB are here to guide you with any material query. Contact us or come on down to our Manhattan showroom to learn more about melamine and what other materials can complement your home remodel.

The goal of renovation and remodeling is to ensure satisfaction upon completion of your project. Construction can be very frustrating, and without a professional contractor, things can go wrong.

About Author

Perry Hiiman

Perry Hiiman was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. He planted his roots in Manhattan, New York in 1992. A few years later, Perry met his wife and had three lovely daughters. Perry has always been excited about home improvement and design. He has been in the service industry for over 25 years. Perry and his partner founded New York Kitchen and Bath in 2001. They pioneered the One Stop Shop concept of home improvement and design firms. In addition, Perry is a New York State licensed contractor, OSHA certified, and a New York State licensed mold assessor. He specializes in custom design and is genuinely passionate about what he does—bringing people’s dream projects to life.

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