Dezeen promotion: cream-coloured linen, white marble and silvery oak are among the new designs available in Wilsonart's expanded solid-core laminate surface collection.
Wilsonart has updated its Solicor Laminate collection with three new hues – khaki, grey and almond – which form the cores of the new range.
Fifteen patterned surface-top designs – including block colour, woodgrain, linen, marble and soapstone – are available in five colours. These designs are then finished with either a matt, gloss, woodgrain or velvet texture.
As with earlier designs in the range, the new colours and textures extend across the layers of the laminate, so there are no visible joins at the edges and corners – resulting in a seamless appearance.
"These Solicor additions fill a void in the marketplace," said Wilsonart specialty products manager Garret Quarles. "Designers want the freedom to use a durable, versatile and sustainable material like laminate without sacrificing on style."
"By eliminating that disruptive brown line and releasing on-trend designs, Solicor Laminate opens up a world of possibilities," he added.
Wilsonart produces the laminates in various thicknesses and sizes to make them suitable for a number of applications.
The Solicor Laminate is intended for desks and countertops, backsplashes, cabinetry and cabinet doors, as well as retail merchandising displays.
The 15 new designs are also available in Solicor Compact Laminate, a thick laminate that doesn't require a substrate. This product is suited to countertops, furniture, fixtures, partitions, lockers and wall panels.
Founded in 1956, Wilsonart manufactures and distributes engineered surfaces, including solid surface, quartz and other specialty laminate. The company launched the designs during this year's NeoCon fair in Chicago.
During the event, which took place from 12 to 14 June, the brand also added six new solid-surface designs to its collection based on the theme of "timeless luxury".