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Comparing Whiteboards

Most dry erase surfaces are either melamine, porcelain, or EverWhite.

EverWhite outperforms all other dry erase surfaces across the board Dry Erase Surface Comparison Chart

  Melamine Porcelain EverWhite®
Surface Information Manufactured with a porous, painted dry erase surface that allows marker ink to penetrate. Manufactured with an enamel surface with varying degrees of ink resistance. Manufactured with a nonporous dry erase surface that does not allow marker ink to penetrate.
Stain Resistance Stains and ghosts easily. Can become stained over time with regular use. Lifetime guarantee against staining and ghosting.
Maintenance Needs to be cleaned with whiteboard cleaners frequently. Needs to be cleaned with whiteboard cleaners frequently. Needs to be cleaned infrequently, with water or window cleaner.
Permanent Marker Removal Permanent marker cannot be removed. Permanent marker is very difficult and time-consuming to attempt to remove, and often cannot be removed. Permanent marker can be removed with minimal effort.
Magnetic Options Only available with a non-magnetic surface. Only available with a magnetic surface. Available with either a magnetic or non-magnetic surface.
Value Must be replaced every 2 to 5 years, on average, due to excessive ghosting and staining. The least expensive dry erase surface. Must be replaced every 10 to 15 years, on average, due to excessive ghosting and staining. Typically the most expensive dry erase surface. Lifetime guaranteed dry erase surface. Does not need to be replaced due to excessive ghosting and staining.


  • It takes 20 minutes to install a resurfacing panel — no drilling, no screwing, nothing to do except peel and stick. That makes my job easier. I love EverWhite boards. There’s just not a better whiteboard on the market.

    — Mike Meyers
  • We were very pleased with the service, and the boards are great.

    — Nancy Roberts
  • I told others at my school about these. And we have had people visit to see them and try them out. We’ll be getting more!

    — Dawn Tamarkin
  • Thanks a lot for all your help. I can't tell you how happy I am with all of my contacts with your company. From the information and guidance I received about purchasing our whiteboard to your help with shipping.

    — Joyce Tomasetti
  • I continue to purchase dry erase boards from EverWhite, because the boards are extremely durable and have held up extremely well under continuous use in the NYC headquarters. The staff is extremely helpful and has gone the extra mile to help me wi...

    — Courtney Kudey
  • Our EverWhite whiteboard has truly added to the educational experience the students in my room have every day! I am grateful for this wonderful tool.

    — Cory Greene
  • We tried three different brands of white boards and found the EverWhite boards from Glenroy to be far superior to the others. It was an easy decision to choose EverWhite for our new campus project.

    — Darryl De Ruiter
  • markerboard is a markerboard is a markerboard…that is, until the complaints come pouring in. EverWhite is a quality company. The boards do not ghost, and we don’t receive complaints.

    — Jim White
  • We like buying directly from the manufacturer with EverWhite — why pay for a middleman to be involved?

    — Randy Smith
  • Over the long term EverWhite boards are, by far, less costly. Our instructors were always complaining about our whiteboards until we started using boards from EverWhite. With EverWhite resurfacing panels, we don’t need to replace perfectly good m...

    — David Staerkel
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