What is Sunmica? All about Sunmica sheet design, prices and applications

[] Sunmica can be utilised in various applications, including furniture, wall panels, tabletops, ceilings and floors. Here is everything you need to know about this versatile material

Are you currently renovating your home? Confused between whether to choose Sunmica or laminate? First of all, remember that both, Sunmica and laminate, are the same. Sunmica is a reliable brand of laminate. Just as Xerox became associated with photocopying, Sunmica became so well-known that it came to be used to refer to laminates. Hence, Sunmica, is a term that everyone uses interchangeably to refer to laminates, because of how well-known and notable that brand has become.

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What is Sunmica and how does it work?

Sunmica is a laminate with high quality, durability, affordability, and various features, from the reputable firm, Advance Laminates. Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation and Formica International established a joint venture in the 1960s, and Formica India Limited began distributing laminates. The company released Sunmica in 1998. The firm was renamed AICA Sunmica in 2011. You may have heard the word ‘Sunmica’ or ‘laminate’ many times when shopping for furniture or flooring for your house. Sunmica is the last layer that is often pasted on furniture.

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Sunmica applications

You can use Sunmica in most parts of your house. Wood Sunmica design can be utilised in various applications, including furniture, wall panels, tabletops, ceilings, and floors. Additionally, it is less expensive than the natural wood, making it a popular choice among home owners.

Sunmica sheet price

Wood Sunmica design costs vary, depending on the laminate sheet’s quality and design. For furniture, the price ranges from Rs 600 per sheet to Rs 2,000 per sq ft, while for flooring, the price ranges from Rs 150 to Rs 2,000 per sq ft.

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Sunmica sheet dimensions

Sunmica is a decorative laminate layer that is placed on top of wood design furniture. The laminate sheets began with a thickness of 1mm. Sunmica laminate sheets now come in various colours, patterns and styles. There are over 456 different colours and textures. Sunmica laminates are available in thicknesses ranging from 0.6 to 1.5mm, making them appropriate for a wide range of applications.

The standard sheets manufactured in India are 8 ft by 4 ft. However, some manufacturers provide different sizes, depending on the use. Sunmica laminates are among the most common brands, although Formica, GreenLam Laminates, Century, Durian, Sundek, Aica, and Merino Laminates are also popular.

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Significant features of Sunmica

Sunmica is significant, because of its widespread usage and applications like:

  • The Sunmica sheet design is one-of-a-kind, giving your rooms a distinct appearance.
  • The Sunmica sheets are made entirely of phenolic materials.
  • The product comes with an 11-year guarantee against colour fading.
  • It is resistant to the elements, as well as harsh temperatures.
  • It is anti-bacterial, as well as anti-fungal.
  • The sheets have uniform thickness.
  • It is very resistant to scratches.
  • It is resistant to cracking.
  • It is stain-resistant, making it ideal for usage in the house.
  • It is steam resistant and can be used in kitchen furniture without issue.
  • Carpenters are generally well-versed in its application.
  • Sunmica sheets are widely used by architects, interior designers and home owners.

What are Laminates?

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Laminates are hard, brittle sheets that put out quality results. When it comes to durable yet decorative finishes for kitchen and bathroom cabinets, product designers lean towards laminate. Laminate is essentially a covering with a hard exterior that hides a softer interior. If you were to look at this layered composite closely, you would see three sheets of paper. 

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A laminate sheet consists of three layers. The first layer is the base, which is made up of a non-decorative material that’s usually rough and offers plenty of gripping power to absorb glue as well as allow carpenters to position the sheet before adding more cement. The second layer is the decorative one with designs printed onto it. These prints can include words or pictures. They are only limited by your imagination because you can use any kind of media you prefer, including paper, silk screening, or even fabric but be careful not to let it get wet after printing. The third layer adds further functionality and protection in the form of a clear, plastic topcoat, which adds scratch resistance for many years. 

What are laminates used for?

Laminates are used for a variety of purposes in any sort of company or establishment, residential or commercial, needing to improve the design appeal of furniture without sacrificing durability. There are many options and ways to utilise laminated sheets, not just for functional or decorative purposes but for unique hybrid applications as well. 

In decorating, one can use decorative laminates to improve the appearance of almost any piece of furniture with little effort and money spent. When it comes down to industrial or business-based use, laminates are important because they improve productivity with their strength and resistance combined with their ability to reduce labor costs by speeding up installation times, so businesses can save money wherever it is possible.

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5 best Sunmica door designs

The company has been producing laminates or wood Sunmica designs for doors since 2013. They offer a wide variety of styles, colours, and finishes to choose from when it comes to decorating your door. Here are 5 Sunmica door designs you can choose from.

High gloss Sunmica sheet for doors

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You may use high gloss laminates for doors if you want your entry to be more reflecting and dazzling.

Sunmica or laminates with a suede finish for the door

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You may choose suede finish surfaces for your door if you want it to resemble a leather finish.

Solid colored high gloss Sunmica

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It has a smooth finish and a solid colour combination that improves and beautifies the appearance of furniture.

Suede finish Sunmica with a solid colour

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A leather touch finish with a solid colour appears attractive for furniture door design.

Doors with digital laminates

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If you want to employ the most up-to-date design or technology, look into their digital laminates collection, including the gorgeous digital Sunmica.

Sunmica advantages

Laminates are scratch-resistant and long-lasting and they can tolerate a certain amount of wear and tear, heat and dampness. However, use caution when utilising them near a moist place since they may distort if exposed to water over an extended time.

Laminates are a popular alternative for many of us in India as a layer on top of furniture (tables, couches, and closets), mainly since they are less costly than acrylic or membrane finishes. Sunmica patterns, furniture and flooring may last a very long time if adequately cared for.

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Sunmica composition

Sunmica is constructed of plastic resins and translucent paper. Sunmica was just 1 mm thick, compared to the other laminate variations, which were 1.5 millimetres thick. Sunmica commonly comprises of three layers. The base is the primary layer, which is not utilised for decoration. It is on this foundation layer that carpenters apply glue. The second layer serves as a decorative layer and has the various designs. Finally, a transparent top layer ensures the scratch-resistance of the whole structure.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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