Upgrade From 0.5 mm to 1 mm
Edgebanding is a matching thin material used to seal the exposed and raw edges of plywood and particle board. … Edgebanding is mainly applied to cover raw sides of a wooden or similar wood composite panel in order to match the surface of the panel to the edge for a finished look, but it also protects the inner substrate from possibly damage.
Traditionally the banding applied to the edge of a panel is made of either PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) or Wood Veneer. The banding is available in different thicknesses, the most common is 1/2 mil (0.018 Inch) Thickness.
While the 0.5mm thickness of edgebanding that is applied to the edge of a panel of wood or composite wood product does protect the edge from normal wear, the thicker 1 mil thickness edgebanding gives the materials a much better protection against bumps and scrapes.
The thicker the edgebanding, the more the edges can be eased to give the corners of the edge of the applied band to the flat surfaces of the panel. The easing of the PVC or Wood Veneer applied banding makes the finished panel much more appealing and also saves from the scraping of the sharp edges of the panel that is synonymous with the 1/2 mil edgebanding.
Thicker edgebanding of 2 mil is traditionally used with residential furniture and cabinets, and 3 mil is most utilized in commercial furniture and cabinets.
1/2 Mil Edgebanding
1/2 Mil edgebanding is the thinnest edgebanding available and barely giving protection to the edge of the material, and does not allow the edges to be rounded.
The 1/2 mil edgebanding when applied to edges of wooden products with hot-melt glue often gives profiling of the raw cut material to the finished surface of the edgebanding.
SOLUTION: Upgrade to the Deluxe 1 mm edgebanding, giving double the protection to the edges of the panel and get a softer corner at the edges.
1 Mil Edgebanding
Designer Closets offers a deluxe upgrade to the edgebanding from 1/2 mil to 1 mil which gives the panel a softer edge, and greater protection to the edge of the panel which is prone to damaging from bumps and scratches.