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Types Of Whiteboards


Whiteboard is used to promote several tasks at distinct levels. There are several types of whiteboards available in the market. Here are a few types you may find in different spaces.

Melamine Whiteboard

Melamine paper has a resin-infused into it. Melamine is a fibreboard sheet coated on one side with tough plastic material. This surface rarely reacts negatively to permanent markers. Melamine, the first whiteboard substance, continues to be the most economically viable option for dry-erase boards. Its most common application is a top layer for homemade whiteboards constructed from pressboards. Melamine is a fibreboard sheet coated on one side with tough plastic material. Melamine whiteboards have a surface that is readily scratched and stained. They lose their eras ability after a few months at the most. Any hardware store should carry melamine sheets for your needs. The smoother the sheet’s surface, the easier it will be to erase mistakes and the better it will seem when you are done writing.

Painted Steel Whiteboard

Surfaces like these are simply painted steel or aluminium. Installation is typically simple, and they endure longer than melamine whiteboards. Whiteboards made of this material are easier to erase and less likely to scratch or scrape than Melamine whiteboards. Because paint is porous, it will eventually absorb the dyes in the markers and turn a darker shade. However, painted steel surfaces are magnet-friendly, but painted aluminium surfaces are not. There is no erasing the marks made with permanent markers on these materials.

glass or magnetic glass whiteboards

The surface of a glass marker board may be easily wiped down to prevent the spread of germs and dirt. It is the best surface for dry erase markers, and you can erase your work with just a finger flick. Extra-strength magnets are required to make the Glass Series whiteboards useful for pinning up notes, memoranda, and other items. Tempered safety glass 4mm in thickness is typically used for the writing surface of glass whiteboards, and the boards’ edges are polished to prevent accidental writing. Unlike traditional whiteboards, the surface of a Glass whiteboard lasts a long time with minimal upkeep. You can easily erase any marks made with a dry erase marker, and they will not leave any kind of stain behind.

Porcelain or enamel on steel for whiteboards.

Because of the hardness of the porcelain steel whiteboard surface, it lasts significantly longer than melamine boards. A ceramic (glass) surface is fused to a steel substrate in a kiln to create these tops. If you want a whiteboard surface that will last, go for porcelain enamel on steel. This porcelain is a strong baked enamel that is stain, scratch, dent, and ghost-proof. However, it can be scratched by anything harder than glass, such as a diamond. Steel reinforces a porcelain board and makes its enamel surface magnetically responsive, so you can utilise magnets and other magnetic accessories. Porcelain-on-steel surfaces are impervious to the ink of dry erase and permanent markers. To create the porcelain enamelled writing surface, nickel, cobalt, and glass are heated to temperatures greater than 1700 degrees Fahrenheit. They are ideal if you intend to use the board frequently; they should last for at least 50 years with proper care. This is the most high-priced whiteboard material available.

It is easy to choose a whiteboard surface that suits your demands. Each of the four options has both positive and negative aspects. The time and effort you put into using and maintaining it will determine its longevity. You should consider your budget and how you will use the whiteboard before making a final decision.