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Why furniture should have edge bands

What is edge banding?

 

The process of covering the raw edges of wood panels with PVC, or resinous material is called edge banding.

 

There are many kinds of material of edge banding, including PVC, ABS and 3D acrylic.

 

Why furniture should have edge bands?

 

If you’ve seen furniture being made, you might have noticed that wooden boards have a raw edge when cut. This raw edge, if left uncovered, can pose serious problems for the furniture. Apart from looking unsightly and scratching the skin if someone bumps into them, these exposed edges allow moisture to seep in, which in turn makes the wood warp and become lumpy.

 

Edge banding protects the wooden panels in your furniture from moisture, thus reducing the effects of atmospheric humidity and liquid spills. This means that the strength and durability of the wood increases.