Today the Laminex laminate range gets a refresh with the addition of fifteen new colours and improved product performance. Selected based on results from globally conducted research including feedback from New Zealand architects and designers, the Laminex laminate new colours includes a palette of greys, whites, on-trend woodgrains and Nocturne, a beautiful deep, dark indigo ink blue.
The hero of the collection is Concrete Formwood, a unique pattern created by the Fletcher Building Laminates & Panels Global Design Team. To create authenticity, boards of reclaimed barn board oak were selected and then hand brushed to emphasise the saw cuts and rustic texture. A layer of concrete was then poured against the boards, before the ‘planks’ were scanned and tweaked for colour to create the final Concrete Formwood.
The three new woodgrain decors introduced also speak to the trend of authenticity. This movement celebrates the imperfections found in natural wood and authentic imitations such as laminate. Rural Oak takes inspiration from hand worked woods, from the hand waxing and brushing of ancient woodworking technique to give the rustic feel while Washed Knotty Ash mimics lime washed wood, and Blackened Elm brings in the trending grey tones providing an ‘elegant rusticity’.
The Laminex laminate grey palette also increases with six new colours being introduced. Arguably the truest of all neutral colours are those comprised of white and black so Laminex has filled the gaps in the grey scale by introducing Super White, Polar White Natural, Fox, Gunmetal, Greige Textile and Battalion, resulting in a more gradual step between greys in the palette.
In addition to the new decors, the Laminex laminate range has also introduced a new finish and some improved features. The Puregrain finish provides the look and feel of real wood and is available on the Burnished Wood and Domain decors. A similar finish to that available in the Melteca panels range, Puregrain allows you to pair this realistic interpretation of wood texture across both cabinetry and benchtops.
The improved product features include the additions of an antimicrobial additive across selected decors, providing added resistance against germs for Kiwi families.
For more information about the new additions and to order brochures or proudct samples, please visit www.laminex.co.nz