Frequently asked questions
- How is Shinnoki processed?
- Can Shinnoki panels be processed horizontally?
- Is a single-sided board stable enough?
- When should you use the ordinary wooden veneer edging and when should you use use the ABS edging?
- Can Shinnoki be used in the bathroom?
- Why are there edge bandings with a thickness of 48 mm available?
- What would you use the Shinnoki Laminate for?
- Can Shinnoki be obtained on other baseboard or sizes?
How is Shinnoki processed?
We advise that in the section 'downloads' of this website, there are some processing movies to watch. You can always take a look and if you have any questions concerning the processing of Shinnoki. These movies are available:
- MITRE cutting
- Setting a tool to keep sliding doors stable
- Drilling and manufacturing
- Standard wood veneer edge banding
Can Shinnoki panels be applied horizontally?
Shinnoki is finished with 6 layers of acrylate uréthane UV-cured lacquer. This automatically means that this lacquer is extremely strong. Consequently Shinnoki is suitable for normal horizontal use. However, Shinnoki cannot be used for worktops in the kitchen or other very heavily used horizontal surfaces. Shinnoki is not suitable for horizontal use in bathrooms or similar humid areas neither.
Is a single-sided board stable enough?
Single sided boards are finished on one side with the Shinnoki design. To guarantee the stability, a balance veneer is needed. We chose for a technical veneer which is stained and lacquered to be a reasonably matching balancer pertaining to the front side. Thus the applied veneers of the front side and back side are different but with our specially developed production process, this is not a problem. Via the HPLT system the panels are pressed with high pressure but at low temperatures.
TIP : We recommend giving high cabinets (> 2 meter) sufficient hinges. Sliding doors must always be produced from double-sided Shinnoki boards. We also advise to equip them with a door set (processing film to see in the "downloads" section of this site).
When should you use the ordinary wooden veneer edging and when should you use use the ABS edging?
The veneer edge bandings are sufficient for most finishes. If the sides are used extensively (in the kitchen for example), we recommend to use our ABS sides. These protect the sides better. Also in humid areas (bathroom, dishwasher, kitchen), we recommend you use the ABS sides. It is also possible to configure a small radiuson the ABS edges as they are 1 mm thick.
Both the veneer edges and the ABS edges are colored through and through.
Can Shinnoki be used in the bathroom?
Yes, but not for everything. The lacquer of Shinnoki is resistant to splashwater. Manufacturing bathroom furniture is therefore perfectly possible as long as you don't use Shinnoki board for horizontal surfaces. You must also avoid permanently wet areas. When fluid is spilled, this must be cleaned up as quickly as possible to prevent it from penetrating into the pores.
Why are there edge bandings with a thickness of 48 mm available?
The thick edge bandings have been developed to finish the edges of thicker panels (for example, a library shelves). This can easily been done by two Shinnoki panels bonded together (finished thickness of 38 mm) and then work with the wide edge bandings. Also door body's can be finished easily with the 48mm edges.
What would you use the laminate for?
The Shinnoki Laminates (single sheets) are developed for optimal ease of use in multiple situations. For example, for the finishing of a door in a renovation project or the repairing of existing furniture, …. Because the sheets are slightly bendable you can also use them for curved surfaces. Postformation is not possible. The processing recommendations of Shinnoki Laminate can be found in the downloads page of this website.
Can Shinnoki be obtained on other baseboards? In other dimensions?
Yes, Shinnoki can indeed be obtained on different baseboards or in other sizes. There is a minimum requirement of 50 sides finished with an identical Shinnoki design. An overview of the most common alternative substrates is available in the downloads section of this website. We recommend that you contact your Decospan contact for further questions on this matter.