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These days there are more design elements at our disposal than ever before, which also means more choices to be made when pulling together your vision of a space – including quality surface solutions. Wilsonart’s new 2019 Commercial Laminate arrivals offer high design aesthetics, tactile finishes, and aesthetics that are a great match for dynamic commercial interiors. Choose from authentic wood, abstract, stone, and textile looks that range from dramatic to subdued.
The Wilsonart brand is equal parts art and engineering, making materials that are both eye-catching as well as functional, for decades. There are so many choices when it comes to thickness, design, and finish that laminate’s wide-ranging application possibilities are often overlooked. Laminates today are drastically improved in material design and performance abilities, with seamless edges, long-lasting durability, and eye-catching patterns.
High Pressure Laminate, or HPL, is a high-performing engineered surface that’s used for a variety of vertical and horizontal applications that require a durable, scratch-resistant, decorative surface. With so many choices on the market today, HPL’s broad design abilities and wear advantages have made it a go-to surface solution for a range of commercial applications. In fact, Wilsonart’s HPL is their broadest collection overall, offered in hundreds of designs and finishes, with each piece having been crafted by artisans in a way that’s mindful of the materials being used.
Wilsonart’s Commercial collection features 25 versatile designs, including three new Traceless designs that feature high-end, chic patterns with enhanced surface texture. Each new pattern, including several authentic wood looks, meet the trends of mindful materials, artisan craftsmanship, and neutral noir.
Wilsonart’s perfectly matched HPL patterns are best suited for horizontal and vertical applications that are high-touch and require a long-lasting performance, making it a great investment in the long run. New additions to the 2019 collection include Mercer Oak and Webb Oak, both feature Aligned Texture for enhanced dimensions and that real wood look and feel.
Aligned Texture, the first finish of its kind that features authentic realism, is an HPL collection of six woodgrains in Aligned Oak designs. Each of the aged oak laminate designs show off the natural dimension and feel of real wood through a blend of straight grains and organic variations. The finish also boasts AEON™ Enhanced Scratch & Scuff Resistance and silver ion Antimicrobial Protection for an extra barrier.
Overall, High Performance Laminate offers design flexibility, high performance, and exceptional long-term value, making it a worthwhile choice for surface applications in education, office, retail, hospitality, healthcare, residential spaces, and more. It’s also a good economical alternative to materials such as traditional veneer and stone applications. HPL’s performance is superior to that of veneer, vinyl, and paint when it comes to stain-, wear-, impact-, and scratch-resistance as well as withstanding the daily rigors of most interior environments.
Wilsonart’s HPL collection offers up more than 300 designs as well as a selection of finishes in a wide range of colors and looks, giving you the choice of flexible design choices. Their Virtual Design Library shares the ever-growing collection, while WilsonartXYou gives you the ability to create custom designs with their HPL camera-ready artwork, photos, and illustrations. Whatever the case, Wilsonart has you covered with their wide variety of surface solutions.