As you know, at Quark we make Pegboards. And at Quark we love color! There are many materials to make Pegboards. Most are plastic. Some Pegboard models therefore use a thin layer of metal. At Quark we choose to make Wooden Pegboards. But above all what is Valchromat?
What is Valchromat?
Wood is a durable and high-performance material. Thus un Pegboard made of wood resists wear and tear over time, the vagaries of everyday life, and will be easily recyclable. We want to offer you a Pegboard that will last a long time. For this, in addition to our Birch plywood pegboards, we have selected a particular and colored wood, it is Valchromat. But what is Valchromat? Let's discover together the many advantages of this material which has been around for 30 years.
The always colorful Valchromat
So what is Valchromat? It is a material that is made up of fibrous wooden panels. It is part of the MDF family: Medium Density Fiberboard. The valchromat is therefore tinted in the mass with natural dyes and a specific resin. The resin that constitutes the valchromat allows it to obtain a homogeneous and uniform color. There are many color references in the Valchromat range.
Originally Portuguese, this material was discovered in the 1990s by the research department of the production unit of Valbopan SA. The department thus had a project to develop innovative wood-based products. It is therefore a real success for this company. Valchromat is now one of the most used materials in the world of Design and carpentry.
How is Valchromat made?
Valchromat is made from Landes pine. At first, the bark wood then shreds. The pieces are then washed to remove all impurities, then very finely shredded. Then organic dyes are injected. Then glue is applied to obtain a homogeneous mixture. The fibers are sized and dyed. The next step is to spread the material over a huge apron to form a mattress. You finally have a piece of wood! This piece of wood is then pressed at 140° Celsius. Watch your hands, it's very hot around here. The panels are finally cooled when they come out of the press. The panels are finally cut and stacked before being calibrated. So what is Valchromat? A recomposed material!
What is Valchromat: its properties
It is a moisture-resistant material, and it can also be fire-retardant, Valchromat has greater internal cohesion. This property gives it a higher mechanical strength than standard MDF, up to 30%. It is therefore a very resistant material! It is perfect for making a Pegboard.
Denser than MDF, Valchromat can therefore be worked in thinner thicknesses. Less abrasive for tools thanks to its washed fibres, it therefore requires less finishing effort and has greater resistance to bending and to traction.
Above all, the manufacturing process of Valchromat is considered non-toxic as much for the health and the environment. This is yet another bright spot for Quark. And this justifies its use for sustainable products.
Washing the fibers makes it less abrasive, facilitating the finishing process with excellent flexibility and tensile capacity.
Uses of Valchromat for your interior
If you want to add color to your interior, you can choose to use Valchromat. It is widely used in interior decoration. As a result, many well-known brands in the design sector have appropriated Valchromat to create exceptional products. Valchromat is a wood that can be used today in all rooms of the house, from the living room to the entrance, through the sleeping areas, the kitchen or the bathroom again. What is Valchromat? It is the material used for the production of fully personalized furniture or worktops.
Valchromat in practice
We have selected for you some ideas for using Valchromat in your home
What is Valchromat: ideal for a library
Here is a library made using Valchromat. The material brings an artistic and contemporary touch to your interior decoration. Your books are highlighted on this structure with a strong and assertive character. You can create modules of different sizes, rectangular or square. A valchromat bookcase will allow you to create a functional storage unit with the most beautiful effect.
The Valchromat is therefore a material that can be worked in all directions. It is easy to machine and finish. You will be able to sand it without any difficulty and catch it in case of scratches on your furniture. This ease of use partly explains the enthusiasm for Valchromat among furniture manufacturers.
What is Valchromat: ideal for a TV cabinet
Do you want a unique piece of furniture to enhance your television? The Valchromat will once again respond. Its appearance and texture will bring an elegant and refined atmosphere to your interior. You will not run any risk, Valchromat is super resistant. It is therefore a safe bet for your television cabinet. A good combination with soft and refined accessories will give a certain cachet to your interior decoration. You can also combine the color of wood with your television to create a warm atmosphere and relaxation.
A kitchen unit in Valchromat
Kitchen furniture made from Valchromat is always stunning. A touch of sweetness is always present. This fits perfectly with the atmosphere needed to cook in peace. No longer be afraid of scratches on your worktop, stains or the deformation of the wood due to humidity
You can apply a coat of mineral oil to protect your furniture. This oil will also bring a new depth to the pigments of your material. The color of Valchromat will become deeper and warmer. What is Valchromat? It really is an all-purpose material for your interior decoration.
A wall covering in Valchromat
Whatever room you want to customize, a Valchromat wall makes your interior unique. You can find a place for the Valchromat everywhere in your home: The entrance, the living room, the dining room or the kitchen... You'll understand, the Valchromat is a real Swiss army knife for interior decoration.
Of course, there are other ideas, each more original than the next. The Valchromat is just waiting to meet your imagination! This wood-based material does not release toxic products. It is therefore a welcome material in your interior. While the most popular colors are neutrals and darks, tinted Valchromat can also come in lighter, brighter colors.
Which finishes for Valchromat?
Produced in different sizes and thicknesses, Valchromat can receive several types of finishes. Whether varnished or oiled, whether you want a satin, glossy or matte finish. The Valchromat will meet your expectations! Applying a varnish can highlight the original color of the panel or accentuate a nuance.
At Quark, all of our Valchromat Pegboards are finished with a protective mineral oil. This protective mineral oil guarantees the durability and resistance of your Pegboard over time.
What is Valchromat: a sustainable material
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