Acrylic sheets are pasted on the MDF board and sealed with a protective layer to give a seamless finish. The end result is a highly reflective surface with a mirror-like shine that retains its color and brightness over the years. Acrylic sheets last much longer than laminate varieties as they are highly resistant to stains and scratches. Laminate, on the other hand, can be easily gouged by sharp objects–especially non-textured gloss finish varieties of laminate. Available in different thickness, sizes and brands.