ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE The decorative panel having an underlay or corelayer and a decorative layer on one or both sides of the core. At least one of the two surfaces of at least the outermost layerof the panel comprises a synthetic resin of one or more radiation-polymerized components selected from unsaturated acrylates andmethacrylates. This layer, when scratched, has a scratchresistance of at least 1.5 N and preferably 2 to 7 N (DIN 53 799,part 10). In the method for manufacturing the decorative panel,a liquid surface layer which includes the radiation-polymerizablecomponents is applied onto a decorative surface on an underlayand then polymerized by means of radiation. In a further step,the radiation-polymerized surface layer is pressed together withthe underlay at an elevated temperature.