Metal Laminates Vs. Aluminium Composite Panels – Which one to go for?

In order to provide additional protection and enhance the aesthetics of your house or workplace, you require wall cladding.

Wall cladding is an application of one material over another to form an additional and protective skin or layer to the structure.

Usually, cladding is done for thermal insulation and weather resistance besides improving the appearance of buildings.

The various types of cladding are:

  • Curtain Walling
  • Sandwich panels
  • Patent glazing
  • Rain screen
  • Timber cladding
  • Metal profile cladding
  • Brick slips
  • Tile hanging
  • uPVC

Though all types of cladding materials are used for homes, offices and industrial establishments yet the metal laminates and aluminium composite panel sheets i.e. ACP sheets are most common.

Metal laminates

Metal laminates made from best quality high-pressure metal laminates that possess stain resistant, washable, fire, and moisture proof features.

These metal laminates are not only available in many attractive colours but also with an array of designs and finishes like brushed, polished and high gloss.

The multiple designs and patterns of metal laminates exist in wooden, embossed, textured and stucco finishes.

They add an extra flair to the home interiors and are the perfect option for adding an elegant touch to your space.


Types of Metal Laminates

The main types of contemporary metal laminates are:

  • High-Pressure Metal Laminate Sheets
  • Aluminum Laminates
  • Stainless Steel Laminates
  • Copper Laminate


The metal laminates are perfect for use in interior designs for residential or commercial places like offices, saloons, shops, and hotels.

Metal laminates add more beauty and grace to the wall coverings, column covers, kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanity and also in living areas.

Besides metal laminates cladding, the other most preferred cladding material used is aluminium composite panel sheets.


Aluminium Composite Panel Sheets

Aluminium Composite Panel sheets are mainly used for external and internal architectural cladding, partitions, false ceilings, signage, container construction, hoardings, interior claddings, etc.

Currently, aluminium composite panel sheets are not only used for building exteriors but like metal laminates also for interiors.

Eurobond ACP sheets are used for strengthening, protecting and improving the curb appeal of:

  • Exterior – Façade, Canopy, Overhang, Soffit, etc.
  • Interior – Wall Covering, False Ceiling, Cupboards, Wardrobes, Cabinets, Modular Kitchens, Table Tops, Column Covers and many more.
  • Corporate Identity Design – Signage, Kiosks, Totems, POPs and Fascia, etc.

Both ACP sheets and metal laminates are having some of the common properties that include:

  • Lightweight
  • Fire resistance
  • Long life and high durability
  • Availability in a variety of colours and patterns
  • Re-usability
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Water resistance efficiency
  • Resistance to algae, fungi, and termite
  • Resistance to pollution and corrosion (barring copper laminates)


Choosing between metal laminates and aluminium composite panel

When it comes to choosing between metal laminates and aluminium composite panel, you must choose as per the need and space.

Aluminum Composite Panels have an added advantage over Metal Laminates as ACPs are more durable and long lasting because of their sandwich composition, and also, because of a softcore, they’re also as formable as Metal Laminates and also are easier to work with.

Eurobond- the leading ACP sheet manufacturer also produces high-quality metal laminates in attractive designs, textures, and colours.


Both metal laminates and aluminium composite panel sheets provide adequate heat insulation that makes building energy efficient and helps in reducing the electricity bills.

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