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Wall Panel and Wall System Materials
Learn about the types of materials Marlite uses in its wall panels, including FRP, HPL, HDF, MDF, thermoplastic and more.

At Marlite, we’ve been setting the standard for wall panels and integrated wall systems since 1932. From simple to stunning, our product portfolio provides solutions for any project and every budget. You can trust the quality materials we use to engineer Marlite wall panels, constructed to stand the test of time in diverse commercial environments and applications. 

Learn more about each type of material we use in our wall panels and how these materials will benefit your implementation.

 

Symmetrix Subway White with Black Grooves Bathroom

Fiberglass-reinforced Panels (FRP)

As one of the most specified brands of FRP in the world, Marlite and FRP have become synonymous. You’ll find FRP in our Artizan™ Digitally Printed FRP, Symmetrix™ SmartSeam FRP, standard FRP, and Induro™ HPL-faced FRP.

Stacks of raw HDF boards

High-density Fiberboard (HDF)

Also known as hardboard, HDF is an engineered wood product. We use HDF–a level up from medium-density fiberboard (MDF) in both strength and density–in our Digitally Printed Plank™.

Laminate

High-pressure Laminate (HPL)

Described as one of the most durable decorative surface materials by the Composite Panel Association, HPL evolved from original plastic laminate. Marlite’s Induro™ HPL-faced FRP is comprised of HPL thermally bonded to an FRP core for an exceptionally wear-resistant wall panel.

Raw wood stacked

Medium-density Fiberboard (MDF)

Like HDF, MDF is an engineered wood product. Known for its smooth surface without knots, woodgrain, or warping, MDF is the strongest option available for Marlite’s Slatwall for retail displays.

raw particleboard stacked

Particleboard

Particleboard, also known as chipboard or low-density fiberboard, is a cost-efficient type of manufactured wood. It’s an economical option for our Slatwall panels.

Volta Flex on wall at Planet Fitness

Thermoplastic

Thermoplastic resin, as the name suggests, softens when heated, making it easy to mold, remold, and recycle. Recognized strength and flexibility, thermoplastic sheets are the heart of our Volta™ Dimensional Flex Sheets.

White PVC Trim

Length – 8′ and 10′ Material – Extruded PVC with integral color

Inside Corner M350​
Outside Corner M360
Edge M370​
135° Inside Corner V177
135° Outside Corner V179

Anodized Aluminum Trim

Satin, Bright Satin or Black Satin Anodized aluminum trim molding for use with any FRP finish.

Inside Corner A551
Outside Corner A560
Edge A570

Harmonizing Aluminum Trim

Durable painted aluminum trim molding harmonizes with any FRP finish.

Inside Corner A551
Outside Corner A560​
Division A565
Edge A570

Designer Aluminum Trim

Available in Clear Satin Anodized or Harmonizing Color

Ribbed A566
Radius A567
Square Channel A568

Quick Specs

  1. Substrate: Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP)
  2. Fire Rating: Class III/C and I/A
  3. Panel dimensions: 4’x8’x3/32” & 4’x10’x3/32″ (nominal)
  4. Meets USDA/FSIS Requirements.
  5. Wipes clean with easily with standard cleaning solutions.
  6. Costs less than most tile, laminate, and natural materials.
Literature
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Artizan FRP

Submittal Info
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CSI Document

Installation & Care
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FRP Installation Instructions

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Cleaning Instructions for FRP 2020