Types of Compacts from Merino Laminates

Merino Laminates, October 16, 2023

A compact laminate can elevate the interior of your home. Known for its quality and innovation, they can transform ordinary surfaces into extraordinary ones.

Let’s explore the different types of compacts, so you can make informed decisions:

What is a Compact Laminate? 

Compacts are self-sustainable surface solutions used to enhance the durability and appeal of residential and commercial areas. They are most commonly installed as external and internal wall cladding, kitchen countertops, furniture, and panels to add to the appearance and utility of the space.

The expert interior designers recommend Compacts as the best solution for different surfaces. They are high-pressure laminates made of Kraft & decorative paper. They come with several advantages including beautifying the home decor, and are reslistant to water, heat, sunlight and atmospheric pollutants. They are also easy and cost-effective to maintain.

Different Kinds of Compacts and Their Key Features

The premium range of Compacts includes Merino Armour External Wall Cladding and Standard Compact.

Merino Armour External Wall Cladding: Armour is designed using superior cladding technology called ‘Merino Superclad Technology’ to withstand weather extremities. Armour offers a variety of high-quality luxurious designs with subtle variations. It is highly resistant to drastic weather, UV rays, humidity, termites, fire and is anti-corrosion. Armour also features design and texture versatility including wood, stone and allows you to personalize it in your way. Merino Armour Compact is truly an embodiment of durability and elegance. Its two subcategories include Armour Superclad and Armour Film.

Armour External Wall Cladding Film- Consisting of UV resistant filmed layer, the Armour Film wall cladding is a range of high-pressure and dense Compacts. It comes in different designs and finishes providing perfect application for exteriors.

Armour Superclad- Manufactured with a superior external cladding technology called ‘Merino Superclad Technology’, it makes the exteriors of a building enduring to the core and helps withstand erratic weather conditions. Armour Superclad is popularly used in the exteriors of high profile offices, banks, malls, and luxurious homes.

Standard Compact: This solid grade compact has an inner core of celluloid fibers filled with thermosetting resins, which are resistant to atmospheric and chemical actives. Standard Compacts are antibacterial in nature and can resist fire, water, and scratches effortlessly. They offer a wide range of designs and can be used in varied applications like kitchen-tops, door-tops, offices, laboratory work-tops, wall panels, partitions, railway compartments and much more.

How Merino Can Help You? 

Merino offers a wide range of Compacts featuring multiple design configurations, sizes, shapes and finishes with an extensive range of application areas. With timeless classics and contemporary innovations, our compact laminates suit diverse tastes.

Now that you are aware of the benefits and key features of Merino Compacts, get internal and exterior wall cladding installed to keep your property intact in the long run. To explore more, visit Merino’s website today.


Q. Is compact laminate fire-resistant?

A compact laminate, especially a high-pressure laminate (HPL), is inherently fire-resistant. Its dense composition and fire-resistant properties make it a safe choice for various applications.

Q. Is compact laminate easy to clean?

Compact laminate is known for its ease of maintenance. Regular cleaning with a mild detergent and a soft cloth keeps it looking pristine.

Q. Is compact laminate chemical-resistant?

Compact laminate provides excellent chemical resistance, protecting household cleaners and substances.

Q. How strong is compact laminate?

As a high-density material, compact laminate is extremely strong and durable. The material is resistant to wear and tear and can withstand high levels of impact.

Q. Is compact laminate waterproof?

Compact laminate is highly resistant to moisture, but it is not completely waterproof. To maintain its integrity, you should take proper care and avoid prolonged exposure to standing water.

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