What are high pressure laminates?
High pressure laminates commonly know as simply laminates, are composite material made up of cellulose fibre (paper) and resin (plastic). It is a carpentry material, often applied to the topmost layer of wood panels.
Why should I choose SNS laminates?
SNS laminates are beautiful, strong, and resilient to wear, creating durable surfaces for your dream home and office. It is also easy to maintain and resistant to moisture, allowing the creation of multipurpose spaces. SNS laminates are also certified to be toxin free, extremely low in formaldehyde and VOC emissions and antimicrobial making it extra safe for your young children and fur kids. At SNS, we also believe in championing for the needs of the next generations. We actively work towards carbon neutrality. Find out more about our efforts towards sustainability here.
What is formaldehyde and VOC and why should I care about them?
Formaldehyde and volatile organic compound (VOC) are naturally occurring agents that are found in woods. There is no such thing as a formaldehyde free wood. However, large and unhealthy amount of formaldehyde and VOC are commonly found in renovation materials. These agents will then be slowly emitted into the environment, polluting the air that we breathe in. When inhaled and absorbed into young and rapidly developing bodies, it can cause various illnesses, damages to organs or even sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Formaldehyde and VOC are known to cause adverse health effects even in adults, such as eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, loss of coordination and nausea. As a member of the Alliances for Action (AfA) for low formaldehyde jointly formed by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC), and Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) in November 2021, SNS aims to spread awareness and educate industrial partners and consumers on this topic, working towards a safer future for consumer health.
Where can the laminates be applied on?
Laminates can be applied on a variety of substrates, or panel boards, example medium density fibreboard (MDF), plywood or solid wood. The laminate decorated panels are versatile can be used on different surfaces such as ceiling, floor, walls, countertops, cabinetry, and any carpentry work.
What glue should I use for the laminates?
Common wood working glue or heavy-duty adhesive would work. However, we recommend water-base woodworking adhesive or adhesive that certified to be extremely low in formaldehyde and VOC.
Is your full range available on your website?
We endeavour to keep our website constantly updated to reflect our latest collection. However, if you do not find anything suitable or require assistance to narrow down your choices, feel free to make an appointment to visit us at SNS Safe Space Booth @ Playscape or our warehouse. You will be able to access the full collection of designs there.
Do you have a physical showroom for me to view the designs?
We are happy to welcome you at our SNS Safe Space Booth @ Playscape or our warehouse to view the actual laminates. Visits are by appointments only, feel free to reach out to us at (+65) 8818 3568 or simply hit our Whatsapp widget at the corner of the page.
Making a purchase
Do you do design of furniture and installation of the laminates?
We have partnering firms that can design furniture or even an entire home. We do not do installation of laminates; however, we have recommended partnering carpenters or contractors who are qualified to provide such services.
Am I able to make a purchase online?
Purchase of SNS laminates cannot be done online. The cart system online is only for the request of samples.
How do I make a purchase?
Since it requires technical skillset to properly apply the laminates, our products are only available through trade partners such as interior design firms, carpenters, or contractors. However, if you require a small quantity for DIY projects, feel free to contact us through (+65) 8818 3568 or hit the Whatsapp widget at the corner of the page, we will be happy to assist.
Maintaining your surfaces
How do you remove stains from the laminates?
SNS laminates are designed to be easy to maintain. Use diluted dish soap and warm water to remove most stains. For more stubborn stains like ink of permanent markers, you may use weak solvents commonly found in household, such as nail polish remover, followed by diluted dish soap and warm water. Do not use abrasive cleaners or strong cleaning agents as that might destroy the protective top layer of the laminates.
How to you remove fine scratched from the laminates?
You may lightly rub the scratches with a household melamine sponge (white sponges) to erase fine scratches. Avoid rubbing the laminate too aggressively to avoid destroying the protective top layer.
How long do the benefits of the laminates last?
SNS laminates will continue to be easy to maintain for the lifetime of the laminate as long as the topmost layer is not damaged. The antimicrobial property will also last the lifetime of the laminate under normal use if the topmost decorative layer is well intact.
Where can I find help if my laminates encounter issue?
As most purchase of SNS laminates would be done through your hired carpenters or contractors, it would be advisable to first touch base with them. However, if you are unable to contact them, feel free to reach out to us through our customer service support at (+65) 8818 3568. We will be able to verify your records and provide assistance as long as your details were registered with us during the purchase.