Solid Phenolic (occasionally referred to as Compact Laminate) is a resin and paper fusion, coated with melamine. This combination creates a very sturdy panel that is very thick, and cannot delaminate. The melamine coating on top of the paper/resin combination allows for safe customization with reassurance that durability will be maintained.
Advantage #1 – Highly customizable: Have your cake and eat it too.
Some toilet partitions are very stylistic, but are somewhat susceptible to specific kind of damages. Other partitions are rugged and built to be abused, but don’t exactly meet aesthetic requirements. Solid Phenolic gives you the best of both worlds by providing a very extensive list of color choices to apply to the partitions. Like the entry-level Plastic Laminate partitions we provide, Solid Phenolic gives you the ability to utilize color libraries from Arborite, Wilsonart, and Formica to help fit nearly any color scheme that might be required in a project.
Advantage #2 – Resistance to water: In places where moisture is simply inevitable, Solid Phenolic performs exceptionally well.
The process of explaining the strengths of Solid Phenolic is simply incomplete without the mention of the resistance to water. Last week, we mentioned the opposing Solid Plastic partition carrying an imperability to water and vocalized that as one of the key advantages of purchase. Phenolic carries a similar characteristic in fact, it is very highly recommended in high traffic areas where moisture is a prevalent issue. This is not to say that it is an immediate direct replacement for Solid Plastic, but it provides the opportunity to better fit your surrounds thanks to the aforementioned customization advantage. As mentioned before: you can have your cake and eat it too.
Advantage #3 – One and done: Install in confidence.
Durability is something that a Solid Phenolic stall can be guaranteed to have. Their resin based hollow core is incredibly durable and this is the only toilet material with this core. But, if for any reason that the partition fails in any case, our partitions come backed with a massive 25 year warranty. If the toilet partition fails to meet its life cycle for any reason at all, rest assured that you will not have to pay out of your pocket to reacquire this premium material. You most certainly get what you pay for!