Compare whiteboard surface materials, including melamine, porcelain and EVERWhite’s proprietary, non-staining dry erase surface.
See below for whiteboard material information, stain resistance, maintenance requirements, value and more.
Read our blog on dry erase surfaces for more information about whiteboard surfaces and surface maintenance.
You’ll see why EVERWhite whiteboards, including our ULTÍmatte surfaced 5-foot tall boards, are the easiest to clean and to keep bright and white, and last the longest.
|Surface||The painted surface is porous, allowing marker ink penetration.||Enameled surface with varying degrees of marker ink resistance.||Nonporous surface prevents ink penetration and makes cleaning easy. Stays white and bright.||Non-glaring/non-porous matte surface reduces glare from room or natural light. Ideal for use as projector screen.|
|Stain Resistance||Stains and ghosts easily.||Can become stained over time with regular use.||Lifetime guarantee against staining and ghosting.||Lifetime guarantee against staining or ghosting.|
|Maintenance||Needs to be cleaned with whiteboard cleaners frequently.||Permanent marker ink can be hard to remove.||The easiest to clean and keep clean with water or basic window cleaners with cloth.||Very easy to clean with water or basic window cleaners with cloth.|
|Permanent Marker Ink Removal||Permanent marker cannot be removed.||Permanent marker is very difficult or impossible to remove||Permanent marker can be removed very easily.||Permanent marker can be removed very easily.|
|Magnetism||Non-magnetic only.||Magnetic only.||Magnetic and non-magnetic available.||Magnetic only.|
|Value||Lowest cost, but must be replaced every two to five years due to staining and ghosting.||Typically the most expensive, and must be replaced every 10-15 years.||Lifetime guarantee against ghosting and staining, so does not need to be replaced.||Lifetime guarantee against ghosting and staining, so does not need to be replaced.|