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Light weight panels for laminate12/31
Doing a residence that is primarily plastic laminate throughout. Have 2 1/4" thick end panels at most cabinet runs that will go floor to ceiling (10').
Make torsion boxes with 3/8" or 1/2" thick faces, solid edges and a core grid of some type to fill the void. Then add the laminate faces bad edges. We call the fillers egg crates. We don't use PLam, but can put these in the vacuum press with a bit lower pressure and get great results with wood veneers, or veneer first, then make into torsion boxes.
Hollow core residential doors are torsion boxes - light, stiff, and reliable.
What David said. I will add that whatever you use to infill your torsion boxes (we use a honeycomb product) needs to be perfectly flush or you will end up with telegraphing out of the vacuum press. To combat this, we generally send our core through the wide belt prior to veneering/laminating.
Laminating the floors takes lot of efforts, I have recently installed laminated wooden floors for my office interior, these are easy to clean but needs some more cover to protect its shine for which I have added a carpet from the hotel carpet manufacturer , they have good carpet installation and maintenance services.