Bestwood MelamineBestwood Melamine

Striking, durable and cost-effective, Bestwood Melamine is a recipe for success, not just in kitchens but for any residential or commercial joinery that needs to look good and work its socks off.  We’ve just added 10 new designs, to give you more freedom to create your own unique look.

Bestwood has been in the business for 35 years and likes nothing more than to put our experience and advice to work on your next project.

Bestwood Edging

Our expanded range of Bestwood Edging is designed so it doesn’t stand out.  We are pleased to offer a bigger range of carefully matched colours in 1mm and 2mm.  Laser options are available for a selected range of colours.   Our Bestwood Melamine Edging Chart has all the details.

Bestwood Panel sizes and substrates

We have a range of panel sizes, and substrate options in varying thicknesses. Please refer to our Bestwood Melamine Panel Chart. Please note, 1800 wide is only available in selected colours. 

Bestwood has been in the business for 35 years and likes nothing more than to put our experience and advice to work on your next project.


NEW - now available in 1800 wide sheets in selected finishes.  Available colours marked with *

Bestwood Melamine is a range of low-pressure laminate pre-finished panels available in a wide range of designs, finishes and substrate options.

It’s an elegant, durable and low-maintenance surface that won’t streak, craze or easily scratch, stain or warp.  Suitable for use in interior cabinetry, shelving, furniture and wall panelling.


  • 48 colours and 5 surface finishes available
  • 1800 and 1200 wide panels available
  • Tough scratch resistant surface
  • No additional surface finishing required
  • Panels available double and single sided *
  • Standard substrates include low formaldehyde (E0) and mositure resistant (HMR) MDF, Lightboard and Particleboard
  • Environmental Choice Certified

View the Colour Range

* All panels are available double sided, with the exception of 6mm, which is available in single-sided MDF only.
Please note: the process involved in pressing a single sided 6mm MDF panel will result in some distortion/bowing and the appearance of suction cup marks. The buyer should consider this before purchasing. Thin panels less than 9mm are not suitable for wall linings


Dapper Grey

Etched Graphite

Etched Stone

Etched Zinc


Perfect Oak

Perfect White

Ranfurly Oak

Subtle Grey


Please view larger sample for true representation of design



Arctic Grey

Arctic White

Arctic Ice

Ash Pinstripe


Best Maple

Best Tawa



Cape Cod


Charred Oak

Cloud White

Coastal Elm

Coronet Beech

Dark Oak

Dusky Elm

Feather White

Fiordland Elm



Irish Crème

Milan Pine

Mist Grey

Moss Grey


Pewter Haze

Salt Wash

Silver Haze

Simply White

Southern Oak

Tasman Elm


Treble Beech

Washed Maple

Washed Oak

Off Range

Best Beech


Milky Way


Every effort has been made to accurately reproduce our colour range on screen, however as colour quality and clarity differ between computer screens please refer to actual copy samples before purchasing your kitchen.


Largest range of individual surface finishes on the market gives you the freedom to create your own captivating design aesthetic

Surface finishes are a good way to add a personal touch to you project. Bestwood Melamine offers 4 surface finish options to compliement your surface colour choice:



A lightly textured, orange-peel-like surface appearance



A lightly textured, delicate eggshell surface appearance



For a more authentic wood grain look, simulates the quarter-cut pattern of natural timber



Designed to enhance natural characteristics


Gloss Plus (only available in Arctic White and Arctic Ice)

A smooth high gloss finish.




Bestwood Melamine Catalogue 2017-18

Featuring newly launched colours, this catalogue showcases the entire range with helpful installation shots.

Bestwood Melamine New Colours 2017

10 new colours rejuvenate the bestwood melamine range and offer great new possibilities.

Sample Chip Order Forms

Bestwood Melamine Board Order Form

Download an online sample order form in the Bestwood Melamine board layout

Bestwood Melamine Folder Order Form

Online Bestwood Melamine sample order form


Bestwood Melamine Panel Availability Chart - July 2018

Details on available panel sizes, thicknesses and substrates for our Bestwood Melamine range.

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Specifying Bestwood Melamine

Selecting your Bestwood Melamine is quick and simple just follow the steps:

Step 1

Choose your colour from the on line colour pallet.

Remember to consider not just panel colour but the surrounding decor it needs to compliment

Step 2

Select your desried panel surface finish to accent the surface colour choice

Step 3

Select a substrate

MDF offers superior durability and workability, while particleboard is cost effective but less durable.

Both substrates are available in standard, moisture resistant (HMR) or low formaldhyde (E0) options

Step 4: Select Joiner

Select a local joiner or designer to assist with your project.