The Trespa® panels have long since become synonymous with HPL panels. Although other manufacturers also produce this plastic sheet material, the Dutch manufacturer of the same name is one of the world’s leading market leaders. HPL stands for high-pressure laminates (Dt. High-pressure laminates). So exist the Trespa® sheets and therefore also all other HPL sheets basically made of kraft paper or wood fibers, which are compressed in the inner layer of the plate under high pressure and at high temperatures. This makes the core more stable and robust. The outer sides of each HPL plate are then usually impregnated with phenolic resin and then laminated again under high pressure.
The composition of an HPL plate
Why choose Trespa® boards?
HPL in general has many advantages that favor a buying decision. Initially used only in construction as cladding, windboards or gable boards, the material has long been established in interior design as well as in the advertising industry, especially in the form of advertising boards on the stadiums.
No wonder, because HPL defies not only large temperature fluctuations and UV radiation, but also moisture, dust and dirt. Robust and durable, Trespa® panels are often the first choice for construction projects and design drafts, as well as many smaller DIY projects at home.
The exceptional hardness of the top layer of the material is also very easy and quick to clean. Even graffiti hardly stick to it. Easy maintenance and minimal maintenance are complemented by uncomplicated HPL plate processing. And indeed, these can be edited just like hardwood. Drilling and milling as well as cutting and gluing are easy with the right tools. Thanks to the specific pigmentation, the panels are produced in different shades as well as in wood, stone or metal look.
Trespa® panels are perfect as a facade cladding
What can be done with HPL panels?
As described above, this material is versatile and is quite popular and preferred by many in both construction and interior design. Here are 5 concrete ways to use HPL boards in living, setting up and even DIY projects. You can, for example, order customized Trespa® sheets custom cut to order online.
# 1 shelf and countertop for the kitchen
The variety of decors, textures and colors on HPL boards makes it the perfect choice for any style and taste. The high scratch resistance of the material makes it ideally suited for shelves in your own four walls as well as especially in the case of the heavily used worktop in the kitchen.
Elegant worktop with stone-like texture
# 2 bathroom furniture and wall cladding
The HPL proves to be no less suitable for wet rooms, such as for the bathroom and the laundry room. As wall cladding or as fronts for any kind of furniture, the material looks very classy and trendy. Stone, wood or glass look completes the interior and ensures a successful interior that can satisfy even the finest taste.
Stylish bathroom with PHL panels
# 3 Table top for couch or dining table
In many collections by well-known and new designers as well as furniture manufacturers, the Trespa® sheets are the favorites. Especially table tops of coffee and dining tables, but also side tables and chests of drawers look very elegant and stylish and fit perfectly into the modern interior design.
Contemporary furniture design from HPL
# 4 Original cutting boards
HPL boards allow you to make stunning home accessories and small furniture yourself, without much time and money, such as hexagonal-shaped cutting boards, which are shown below. The only thing to do is to cut the plates into the desired shape, preferably with a jigsaw, and then glue them together with a special glue.
Make hexagonal cutting boards yourself
# 5 Diverse DIY furniture ideas
Creativity and imagination are virtually unlimited with HPL boards. With the right instructions and the desired color and texture you can build beautiful kitchen cabinets, cupboards, wall shelves and much more. This fits perfectly with other materials – such as real wood, rattan, plastic, etc.
Simple and practical DIY furniture made of HPL panels
We hope that with our tips and ideas, we have created more clarity about Trespa® plates and provided you with the necessary amount of inspiration.
Have fun while thinking, selecting and working wishes the editors!