Last edited 26 Feb 2021


Lipping (or edge banding) is used to cover the cut edge of veneered materials such as MDF and plywood. Lippings are commonly used on doors, worktops, cabinets and tables.

They are generally glued on, although some lippings are supplied with a pre-applied thermo-setting glue that allows them to be ironed on. Great care must be taken when applying lipping to ensure that it does not delaminate in the event of movement in the substrate.

Materials can be pre-lipped so that the veneer covers the joint between the substrate and the lipping, or they can be post-lipped, with the lipping applied after the veneer.

Lippings can match the veneer or they can contrast with it and may be made from timber, metal, acrylic, melamine and so on.

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