I just went to my home depot and a 4x8 sheet of this stuff cost $24.99. Is this what others paid? I found this to be a little expensive compared to other wood that I could be using. Are there any advantages/disadvantages of using melamine over another wood? I contacted a lumber yard and asked them if they had melamine and the guy asked me if it was for bathrooms. He told me it was white so I said yes. I hope he was talking about the same thing because they had it for $10.99. I was planning on using this stuff for all of my shelving (components,tv,dvd) so I need to find the best deal.