What Are the Advantages of Laminate Furniture?

Bob Galinsky | May 28, 2024

Laminates are man-made building products that are formed by fusing together multiple components to make a composite material that can be used as an alternative to wood. For example, MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) is a type of laminate that is formed by pressing layers of wood fiber together with resin.

Laminates, which are also referred to as engineered surfaces, have a number of qualities that make them a preferred option to wood, especially for commercial construction.  These advantages include:

Strength and Durability

Because laminates are made with a protective layer such as melamine (see illustration below), they tend to be very durable.  They are also resistant to scratches, stains, spills and other damage.

Low Maintenance

Laminates are stain and moisture resistant and generally only require occasional wiping with a damp cloth.  They don't require any special cleaning products or treatments.


Laminates require less of an investment than utilizing real wood, although they provide the look and feel of wood.


Laminates are non-absorptive and chemical resistant and are a preferred choice in environments such as hospitals or clinics where hygiene is particularly important. Antibacterial and antimicrobial laminates are also available for settings where an extra layer of protection is needed. 


Because cuts and measurements are made by a CNC machine, guided by computers, laminate millwork and casework is extremely precise and consistent from piece to piece. 

Variety and Versatility

Laminates are available in a great variety of designs, textures, patterns, finishes, and thicknesses to meet aesthetic and practical needs in all sorts of residential and commercial environments.  Laminates can also be "postformed" into curved pieces in order to provide additional design options for items such as countertops.



FC Dadson Builds Laminate Furniture to Fit Your Locations

Here at FC Dadson, we use high quality laminates to help design and build retail, healthcare, and educational environments that are practical, durable and consistent with our clients' brands.  All of our furniture is custom-designed and made in the USA.  We have nearly 50 years of experience building millwork, casework and retail fixtures for thousands of growing businesses.  If your business is growing and adding locations, please contact us to see how we can help!