Difference Between Laminate And Veneer: Comparison Between

Comparison Between Laminate And Veneer


  1. Peeling: A very thin slices of wood is used to make veneer by peeling log of a tree.
  2. Use: Conference rooms, luxurious home interiors, walls, etc are some of the places where veneer flooring is used. It has a premium finish and comfortable feel.
  3. Damage: The veneer flooring can easily be damaged by water, so it's not suitable for moist areas.
  4. Abrasion And Scratch: The Veneer flooring have less resistant to scratches, abrasion as compared to laminate flooring.
  5. Warping And Fragmentation: The veneers is resistant to fragmentation and warping.
  6. Clipping: Veneers has high-resistance for clipping.
  7. Appearance: Each sheet is exclusive and unique and gives everlasting beautiful look to furniture.
  8. Surface Finish: The surface of veneer can be customized by painting or polishing.
  9. Replacement: As the sheets of veneers are exclusive, once the sheet of veneers is damaged a similar replacement is difficult to find.
  10. Toxicity: It is non-toxic because the material used to make veneers is natural material.
  11. Recyclability: Yes, the veneer sheets can be recycled.
  12. Strength And Durability: The sheets of veneer have less durability and strength as compared to the sheets of laminate.
  13. Size: The standard thickness of veneer is to 4mm to 8mm and the Width and standard Length of veneer is 4 feet to 12 feet (1220 mm to 3658 mm).
  14. Installation: The installation of veneer needs adhesives, instruments and special skills. The sheets of veneer cannot be installed on any existing surface.
  15. Maintenance: The sheets of veneers needs high maintenance because this is a natural wood product. The sheets of veneer need to re-polish periodically.
  16. Life: The lifespan of veneer sheets is longer if cared it properly.
  17. Cost & Material Cost: The sheets of veneer is expensive and calculated as per square foot.


  1. Material: The laminate is made up of artificial material like plastic resins and decorative papers.
  2. Uses: Doors, Office Furniture, tabletops, Cabinetries, etc are best place to install laminate.
  3. Water: The laminate can resist water to some extent.
  4. Abrasion And Scratch: The surface of laminate is resistant and hard to scratching and abrasion.
  5. Warping And Fragmentation: The surface of laminate is not resistant to fragmentation and warping.
  6. Clipping: The laminate is a brittle material hence prone for clipping.
  7. Appearance: The laminate is available in numerous patterns, colors and textures, designs. The patterns of laminate are repetitive in nature.
  8. Surface Finish: The surface of laminate cannot be polished and painted.
  9. Replacement: The laminate can be replaced by a similar looking sheets of laminate if needed.
  10. Toxicity: The laminate contain volatile organic compound (VOC’s) and it is toxic.
  11. Recyclability: Recycling is not possible after the laminate get damaged.
  12. Strength And Durability: The laminate has durability and high-strength as compared to other finishing items.
  13. Size: The size of laminate is upto 6 mm to 1.8 mm of thick plain sheets of laminate and the width and length of laminate is 8 ft x 4 ft (2438 mm x 1219 mm).
  14. Installation: The installing of laminate is very easy and no instruments or special skills are required and also can be installed on any existing surface.
  15. Maintenance: The laminates didn't need any type of polishing. Vacuum cleaning and with damp clothing cleaning is good for laminate.
  16. Life: Take care of top layer because if the top layer is damaged then the user need to replace all the laminate.
  17. Cost & Cost Of Materail The laminate is not so expensive as the user can easily afford this and the laminate is calculated as per sheet.
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