1. Why it is important to treat my furniture with an Edge Band? Engineered wood is used in making modular furniture. Several treatments are carried out on the wood to make it moisture resistant. But a wood given to its natural tendency absorbs water. This fact cannot be completely changed, but measures can be taken to reduce its effects. Edge band comes to rescue in such situations. Edge banding can protect wood used in your furniture from moisture and therefore, reduces the effects of liquid spills and humidity in air. It retains the durability and strength of the wood. Thank the edge banding for protecting the wood every time when someone spills any liquid onto the table and it drips down the edge.
2. How is Edge Banding applied? A thin strip of PVC called the edge band is cut to fit the wood panel and applied making use of a strong adhesive to the raw edge. The adhesive is melted by the heat roller, so that the edge band glues strongly over the wood. The wood is covered completely by trimming and bending the ends, such that there are no sharp ends. Edgebander is the machine that is used for this process. This machine binds the edge band to the raw wood, trim both, leading and trailing edges, top and bottom flush with the wooden substrate, removes any surplus glue and buffs the finished edge until the flawless finish is achieved.
3. Is PVC the only material for edge banding? Conventional carpenters make use of teak wood bands in order to cover the raw wood edges. The edge band tape can be created making use of PVC, wood, acrylic or wood veneer. The answer to the question that why only PVC edge bands are used for the modular furniture is that PVC is impermeable, therefore it does not absorb water to a large extent. The modular furniture comes in many colours and shades, unlike real wood. PVC edge banding can be made in exact shade as the furniture and create a finish of modular panel in order to achieve a seamless look. Even, PVC edge bands can be used on curved surfaces easily, unlike real wood bands.
4. What are PVC edge bands?
The PVC edge bands can be availed in different colours and shades, and can be custom made. Unlike edge bands made of wood, the PVC edge bands can be bended to be used on curved surfaces.