Difference Between ’18mm Vertiboard MR’ and ’13mm Compact Laminate’

As more people ask about the difference between high-pressure and low-pressure laminates, you may want to look at different aspects of both materials to make it easier for you to decide what laminate to choose for your washroom systems.

When choosing material for your washroom, you need to consider how much abuse the face of the panel will receive and what amount of money you are willing to spend on the panels. In this article, we will discuss the differences between 18mm Vertiboard MR and 13mm Compact Laminate.

13mm Compact Laminate

Laminate is a popular material that is used in many applications like toilet partitions, lockers, shower cubicles, wall features, and more. Compact laminate is made by compacting 50 layers of resin-impregnated paper under high pressure and at high temperature.

It is an innovative and decorative board panel that is strong, durable, and self-supporting. Therefore, it is a highly durable surface material with special performance properties including chemical, fire, and water resistance. Choose compact laminate for long-lasting beauty, functionality and performance.


Strong and durable: You use Compact laminate for the most demanding environments. Therefore, manufacturing takes place under higher pressures. Therefore, this form of laminate is highly durable and useful for commercial places that experience high traffic. It is suitable for places such as schools, hotels, restaurants, swimming pools, cafes, bars, and health facilities.

Easy to clean: This is the easiest toilet partition material to keep clean. Cleaning it is easy with a damp cloth and soap. This easy cleaning process prevents the partitions from swelling and deteriorating, ensuring zero damage to the structure or colour of the product.

Flexible design and appearance: Compact laminate is available in a wide range of colour, pattern and surfaces. This allows you to customise your washroom to any look you want. For instance, if you run an educational institute, you can make your washroom colourful to make the students feel invited.

Versatile: It is an extremely versatile material that can be used for a wide range of applications.

Hygiene: Among different forms of laminates, this is one of the most hygienic materials in construction. The material has antibacterial and antifungal coatings that ensure the material is free from germs.

Damage-Free: It is not susceptible to wear and tear, cracks, scratches and impact.

Also, check out our blog on the Benefits of Installing Compact Laminate Toilet Partitions.

18mm Vertiboard MR

Vertiboard MR is moisture-resistant particleboard, factory laminated on both sides with a hard-wearing melamine decorative surface. It resists moisture from air and water, making it suitable for use in humid conditions.

The material has a high load-bearing capacity and moisture resistance and can be used for a wide range of interior applications. The material is suitable for further processing and painting.

Customised Design: Vertiboard MR comes with a wide variety of colours, patterns, wood grains and sizes and can be customised according to client’s requirements. Vertiboard also features harmonious decor for commercial environments that reflect the fresh trends.

Economical choice: Comparing it to other laminates it is an economical option. Ultimately it is suitable if your washroom receives a normal level of impact from users.

Moisture Resistant: This laminate offers moisture-resistant features. Therefore, you can expect it to last for many years to come. Made with a strong core that makes it ideal for wet areas where moisture and humidity is a concern. Because it is water-resistant, it is suitable in high traffic locations such as public and commercial buildings, schools, and universities. The water-resistant property of this board is much more effective than the ordinary board in the market.

Environment Friendly: MR Vertiboard standards are E1grade. Made from low formaldehyde Emission LFE, a commercially environment viable product.

Easy to clean: It is important to keep your washroom clean at all times. Moreover, Vertiboard is easy to clean and maintain. It does not accumulate dirt easily and different weather elements don’t affect it.

Cubispec Washroom Systems is a trusted manufacturer and supplier of exceptional washroom systems in Australia for over 30 years. From standard to bespoke products, we can provide you with the perfect solution for your washroom needs. Contact us to find out more!

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Choose Cubispec for unparalleled excellence in toilet partitions and end-of-trip facilities. Experience innovative designs that combine functionality and style, ensuring lasting quality. Elevate your space with Cubispec’s commitment to superior craftsmanship and user satisfaction.

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