Formica Group Launches New Specialty Products | Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement

Formica Group Launches New Specialty Products


New products and design expansions provide architects and designers more choices

MONTREAL ( 2018) — Formica Canada Inc., a leader in laminate manufacturing, brings innovative options to commercial architects and designers with new products and the expansion of several product lines.

“Hard working surfaces shouldn’t sacrifice aesthetics,” said Renee Hytry Derrington, global design lead, Formica Group. “Our new collection of specialty products is designed to provide durability and high-quality performance in addition to ensuring they enhance the beauty of the space. Whether it’s a coordinated color through the core of our products, a stunning metallic look or a super-matte finish that feels soft and luxurious, these products are designed to take commercial environments to the next level.”

ColorCore2 Compact
Introducing the new ColorCore2 Compact series by Formica Group, a beautiful expansion of new core colors for compact grade laminate. ColorCore2 Compact offers designers and architects the ability to utilize the functionality of compact surfacing, with new colors to bring their design vision even closer to reality.

  • ColorCore2 Compact is a compact grade, two-sided structural laminate with new coordinating colors through the core.
  • The core is now available in three foundational solid colors—Navy Blue, Mouse and Mojave—which can be paired with multiple patterns for a uniquely customized look to fit a designer’s desired aesthetic.
  • Ideal for heavy-duty commercial settings, including restrooms and wall partitions, tables, lockers and wall cladding.  
  • Formica ColorCore2 Compact laminate has high strength; impact-, water- and humidity resistance; and can be routed to create different shapes and forms.
  • To learn more about the ColorCore2  Compact line, visit our website.
DecoMetal Laminate
DecoMetal Laminate delivers glamourous color and sheen with textures reflecting energy and hand craftsmanship. Joining the existing popular line are six new designs, including three new colors: Matte Bronze, Matte Graphite and Matte Rose Gold, and two new patterns, Oxibronze and Labyrinth.

  • Labyrinth: Labyrinth provides designers the opportunity to play with geometric patterns to create a truly custom look. The Labyrinth pattern also brings added design options as a large-scale geometric available in two new colors: Matte Bronze and Matte Rose Gold.
  • Oxibronze: Inspired by nature’s living metals, Oxibronze features an organic fluid effect emulating a metallic woodgrain. This sophisticated design is hand-finished using a layered process of polishing, staining and re-polishing real brass foil to ensure each sheet has a unique and uniform patina.
These new designs bring a touch of glamour and uniqueness to vertical applications such as walls, furniture, retail fixtures, signage, exhibits and displays.

To learn more about Formica Group’s DecoMetal Laminate line, visit our website.

Formica Infiniti ColorCore2 Laminate
Eliminating the brown edge line often associated with standard laminate, Formica Infiniti ColorCore2 Laminate offers professionals functional solutions for commercial spaces that require high-performance features without sacrificing design.

  • Technology: Combining Formica Group’s popular benefits, Formica Infiniti ColorCore2 Laminate features a soft-to-the-touch super-matte finish that is fingerprint-resistant, offers antimicrobial surface protection, thermal healing capabilities and a matching colored core.  
  • Colors: Available in four colors: New White, White, Black and Storm.
  • Applications: Ideal for use in high-traffic settings, including hotels, restaurants, offices, hospital lobbies and school libraries. It can be applied horizontally or vertically for casework, countertops, furniture and signage.
To learn more about the Formica Infiniti ColorCore2 line, visit our website.

ColorCore2 Finishes & Patterns
Through careful research and conversations with designers in the industry, the Formica design team expanded the highly versatile ColorCore2 Laminate line with 11 new patterns, three new solid options and four new white finishes, providing designers more upscale laminate options without the dark edge.

The new finishes and patterns include:

  • Patterns: Storm Solidz, Burnt Strand, Citadel Warp, Charred Formwood, Blackened Steel, Planked Urban Oak, Wheat Strand, Washed Knotty Ash, Navy Grafix, Denim Twill, Infinity Duotex
  • Solid Options: Mouse, Mojave, Navy Blue
  • New White and White Finishes: Matte, Gloss, Natural Grain-Premium, Plex
To learn more about the ColorCore2 Laminate line, visit our website here.
Monday, November 5, 2018