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Melamine – Laminate – WCI Stain Color Match Reference

Melamine Laminate Stain Paint Match

A variety of WalzCraft’s most popular Wood Species, Grade, and Stain colors are offered with an approximate Melamine, Laminate, and/or PVC Edgebanding match (not offered by WalzCraft, but available from various well-known manufacturers).

Melamine, Laminate & PVC Edgeband matches are convenient when using solid wood cabinet door styles on European cabinet and custom closet installations. These matches allow for cabinetmakers, remodelers, and custom closet manufacturers to order solid wood cabinet doors and other components Prefinished from WalzCraft to match popular Melamine, Laminate and PVC Edgeband products used to build cabinet boxes/interiors and other creations built in house and on-site.

Additional Information

Approximate Matches Include These Manufacturers

Durmine Melamine, Flakebooard, Funder, Dixie, Panolam, Pluswood, Rosebrug, Tafisa, Arborite, Formica, Nevamar, pionite, Wilsonart, Camplast, Dolken, EdgeCo, and Olon.

Understanding Our Melamine – Laminate Color Match Reference Chart

A * symbol indicates the BEST approximate match Melamine, Laminate and PVC Edgeband match determined by WalzCraft for a specific combination of WalzCraft Wood Species, Grade and Stain color.

A “c” indicates a CLOSE Laminate or PVC Edgeband match determined by the Manufacturer.

All WalzCraft Veneer Edgeband Materials offer an EXACT match to the Wood Species, Grade and Stain color noted in the chart.

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Curved Products – Standard Radii Options

Curved Products Standard Radii Options

WalzCraft’s Standard Radii Options are quite extensive, allowing you to tailor your Curved products for nearly any scenario. Below are radii options available for “Traditional” and “Mitered” Curved Products.

Additional Standard Radii Information

  • All Radii listed above are based on ¾” thick doors.
  • Radii are calculated to the center of a ¾” thick door.
  • (*) indicates the only radius options available for Door Styles 20, 2000, 2020, 2500 and 4000.
  • Please refer to our Mitered & French Mitered catalog specifications for profile options available with Curved Products.
    • “C”= All Profiles available with Curved products
    • “FM”= Profiles available with French Mitered products

Additional Resources


Curved Doors
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How Selecting Materials Impacts Our Lives

The Hardwood Council has developed a tool to help you inform your customers about the environmental advantages of wood.   This reference document entitled, “How Selecting Materials Impacts Our Lives – What to Consider for Material Selection” points out the advantages of wood over other materials.


There are many factors to consider when choosing a building or design material.  Some impact the environment more, while others are a cost consideration.  With so many choices available, where should we begin and what factors should be considered?
The Hardwood Council aims to assist in the selection process with a new reference document entitled, “How Selecting Materials Impacts Our Lives – What to Consider for Material Selection.”  The one-page reference document is available for download at and is a must for the environmentally serious design professional.
Did you know that hardwoods sequester carbon; are a sustainable resource; have no emissions for carbon dioxide; require minimal energy to process; can be repurposed at the conclusion of their long life span and even in a landfill can naturally revert back to nature?
Few building materials possess hardwood’s overall environmental attributes.  So when considering a material other than hardwood, ask the following questions and evaluate how North American Hardwoods compare.
•    Is the material natural or man-made?
•    Is the material part of the carbon “solution” or does it enhance the problem?
•    Does it require a lot of processing?
•    How much of the material is utilized?
•    Are harmful chemicals needed for manufacturing?
•    What is the useful life of the material?
•    Can it be recycled or repurposed?
•    What happens to the material after its useful life?
As the world works toward carbon neutral buildings, materials selection will indeed play an important role.  Be knowledgeable when making a selection.  Compare factors in a material’s overall existence or life cycle with those of North American hardwoods. Then consider functionality, durability and the sheer beauty of hardwoods.  You’ll find there is no comparison.  Why choose anything else?

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Veneer Application Instructions

Veneer Application Instructions

These are easy to use Veneer Application Instruction for Phenolic Back, Wood Backed Veneer, Paper Back Veneer (No Adhesive), Wood Backed Veneer with Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) and Paper Back Veneer with Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA).