Many of you may already know Formica, one of the leading manufacturers of high pressure laminate for both, residential and commercial applications. Through BlogTour, we now hope to be able share a bit more about this great company and are proud to welcome Formica into the BlogTour family as a first time sponsor for BlogTour Vegas.
Formica Group is indeed the world’s largest manufacturer of High Pressure Laminate but what matters most to us as creative people, is the company’s relentless pursuit of design and color trends, creating a vast offering of patterns and colors. Once you realize the opportunity of working with a lower cost but infinitely adaptable material you realize that there just are no design limitations.
Speaking of staying in tune with design and trends, Formica will be releasing its new 180fx collection reflecting some of the most dramatic natural stone patterns. Amy Gath, vice president of marketing at Formica Corporation says: “Using advanced printing technology, we authentically replicated each beautiful detail in true scale ― capturing the high-end look homeowners desire without sacrificing the maintenance-free and affordable nature of laminate.”
The collection includes several striking finishes that are rich in detail. The River Gold finish in the Etchings collection is a beautiful creamy-white granite pattern, streaming with veins of grey and gold highlighted with chocolate brown crystals. The movement is organic with contrasting veins throughout the design.
The Lapidus Brown in Radiance finish is a classic granite pattern that is also versatile in style. The finish is comprised of warm gold tones and detailed with rich iron veins that are illuminated by creamy white crystals, along with grey and black pebbles. The finish is intended to compliment light golden maple to antique black cabinetry.
“All 180fx patterns are avilable with IdealEge laminate edge profiles,” according to Formica Group. The IdealEdge laminate seamlessly seals installations with a curved, clipped or corner shape to eliminate flat edges and brown seams. Innovation anyone?
As we said above, what we love about a product like Formica is that options are endless. Imagine, with a current trend for strong horizontal lines in kitchens, running a pattern as an accent wall, perhaps with open shelving on top? Endless yet budget friendly options. Do you have a great project you used Formica on? Please share it in comments or come see us on Twitter at @modenus.
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