Panels with high gloss finish usually refer to one of three main product sub groups, Acrylic based, PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) or UV painted Melamine. These product tiers are generally categorized based on their shine, definition and mirror-like properties, as well as scratch resistance.
As MDF is the preferred and dominant base panel for high gloss panels, users will benefit from all the favorable features and characteristics of MDF. Woodworking professionals and users will need to take to avoid scratching the shiny surface especially for surfaces that are not anti-scratch by specification. It is not recommended for horizontal use for that reason.