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Compare Whiteboard Surfaces

Compare whiteboard surfaces, including melamine, porcelain and EVERWhite’s proprietary, non-staining dry erase surface. See below for whiteboard surface information, stain resistance, maintenance requirements, value and more. Read our blog on dry erase surfaces for more information. You’ll see why EVERWhite whiteboards are the best.


SURFACE INFORMATION

Melamine: Manufactured with a porous, painted dry erase surface that allows marker ink to penetrate.

Porcelain: Manufactured with an enamel surface with varying degrees of ink resistance.

EVERWhite: Manufactured with a nonporous dry erase surface that does not allow marker ink to penetrate.


STAIN RESISTANCE

Melamine: Stains and ghosts easily.

Porcelain: Can become stained over time with regular use.

EVERWhite: Manufactured with a nonporous dry erase surface that does not allow marker ink to penetrate.


MAINTENANCE

Melamine: Needs to be cleaned with whiteboard cleaners frequently.

Porcelain: Needs to be cleaned with whiteboard cleaners frequently.

EVERWhite: Needs to be cleaned infrequently, with water or window cleaner.


REMOVAL OF PERMANENT MARKER INK

Melamine: Permanent marker cannot be removed from the melamine whiteboard.

Porcelain: Permanent marker is very difficult and time-consuming to attempt to remove, and often cannot be removed.

EVERWhite: Permanent marker can be removed with minimal effort.


MAGNETIC SURFACE

Melamine: Only available with a non-magnetic surface.

Porcelain: Only available with a magnetic surface.

EVERWhite: Available with either a magnetic or non-magnetic surface.


VALUE

Melamine: Must be replaced every 2 to 5 years, on average, due to excessive ghosting and staining. The least expensive dry erase surface.

Porcelain: Must be replaced every 10 to 15 years, on average, due to excessive ghosting and staining. Typically the most expensive dry erase surface.

EVERWhite: Guaranteed for the life of the building of original installation. Does not need to be replaced due to excessive ghosting and staining.