Laminate brands we match


Frama-Tech stocks thousands of edgebanding colors to match virtually all laminates, melamines, and thermal products

We specialize in textures and finishes; including gloss natural grains, mattes, casual rustic, timberlines, woodgrains, linearity, artisan, super mattes, soft grain, pearl essence, and many more.

Our warehouses are full of edgebanding products to match Formica, WilsonArt, Nevamar, Panolam, Pionite, Arborite, Abet Laminati, Funder, Treefrog, Lab Designs, Laminart, Octolam, Stevens, Uniboard, Arauco Prism, Tafisa, Arpa, Interior Arts, and many more.

Frama-Tech offers custom production to meet all of your edgebanding requirements with the fastest turnaround time in the industry. Of course, we never have minimum requirements!

Frama-Tech stocks more edgebanding than any other distributor or manufacturer in the United States.

We stock the following types of edgebanding:

  • Unglued and preglued PVC, ABS & Wood Veneer.
  • Melamine and Polyester.
  • Preglued and Peel and Stick Metallic.
  • TMolding
  • 3-Dimensional
  • And more!

We also stock edgebanding in a large variety of sizes. We also custom glue and slit to meet your exact specifications.

Thicknesses of 1/2mm, 1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm are available at 1/2" wide, up to 6" Master Rolls.

What is Edge Banding

Edge banding is a process in woodworking where a strip of material is applied to the edges of a piece of furniture, such as a cabinet or table, to give it a finished look and protect the edges from damage. The strip is typically made of plastic, veneer, or solid wood and is attached using glue or a heat-activated adhesive.

What is Edge Banding Used For

Edge banding is used in woodworking to finish and protect the edges of furniture pieces such as cabinets, desks, tables, and bookshelves. The main purposes of edge banding are:

  • Aesthetics: Edge banding provides a finished, uniform look to the furniture piece, hiding rough or raw edges and enhancing its overall appearance.
  • Durability: Edge banding protects the edges from damage, such as chipping, splitting, or warping, prolonging the life of the furniture.
  • Surface protection: Edge banding prevents moisture, dirt, and debris from penetrating and damaging the edge of the furniture, maintaining its clean and hygienic surface.
  • Concealment: Edge banding can be used to conceal different types of edges, such as the end grain of plywood or MDF, which can be unsightly or difficult to finish.

What Size Edge Banding Should I Use?

The size of edge banding you should use depends on the thickness of the edge to be covered. Edge banding is typically available in thicknesses ranging from 0.5mm to 3mm. The most common thicknesses are 1mm and 1.5mm.

Here are some general guidelines:

  • For edges with a thickness of less than 12mm, use a 1mm edge banding.
  • For edges with a thickness of 12-18mm, use a 1.5mm edge banding.
  • For edges with a thickness of more than 18mm, use a thicker edge banding, such as 2mm or 3mm, to ensure adequate coverage and a seamless finish.

It's important to measure the exact thickness of the edge before purchasing edge banding to ensure a proper fit. Keep in mind that some edge banding is designed to be folded and bonded to both sides of the edge for added strength and stability.

How to Apply Edge Banding

Here are the steps to apply edge banding:

  1. Cut the edge banding to size, leaving a slight overhang on both ends.
  2. Clean the edge of the furniture piece to remove any dirt or debris.
  3. Apply glue or heat-activated adhesive to the edge of the furniture piece.
  4. Place the edge banding on the edge, aligning the overhanging ends and ensuring that the strip is straight.
  5. Use a trimming tool to cut off the overhanging ends of the edge banding.
  6. Use a belt sander or edge-banding trimmer to smooth and trim the edge banding, removing any excess glue and ensuring a seamless, flush finish.
  7. Sand the edge banding with fine-grit sandpaper to remove any visible glue lines or rough spots.

Note: Edge banding can also be applied using a specialized edge-banding machine, which trims and finishes the edge banding in one step.