Many people in the commercial or hospitality industry would have heard the name Werzalit table tops. We often get asked, does Werzalit refer to the brand, the product, or the production process? The simple answer is it is all of these, let us explain.
Werzalit the Material
This is what most know the Werzalit name to reflect. Like Compact Laminate or Melamine, Werzalit is the name of the material used in a Werzalit Table Top. Werzalit Table Tops are made of a wood/polymer composite and are generally known to be superior to other tops made from similar material due to their durability and long life span in the Australian environment.
Werzalit the Process
Werzalit is a process for manufacturing high quality table tops. It was designed in 1923 by a German called Jakob Friedrich Werz. Some table top manufacturers (like Gentas) who carry the Werzalit name do so relating to this production process and use it under license. Although the core development process for the table top remains the same, each licensee will have elements in their process which are unique to them.
Werzalit the Brand
As a brand Werzalit Table Tops are produced by the original Werzalit company, and are now manufactured in a town in France called Rochefort. Table tops produced out of this factory are considered superior to those produced elsewhere, as these tops use an exclusive development process which is constantly being updated.