Coming from a commercial design background, I’m very familiar with laminate. We used it on all kinds of surfaces for durability in public spaces, on cabinetry, counters, special wall surfaces, benches, toilet room stalls, etc. There are so many creative ways to use laminate.
I even have my own plastic laminate carpenter now, who builds all kinds of amazing things with plastic laminate. He did all the table tops and countertops in my Honey Bee Ham project with my Wilsonart selection: Graphite Nebula.
I have used Wilsonart laminate all over my design studio: on my desks, cabinet countertops, all of which is super durable and handles all the chunks of marble, wood pieces, tile samples, etc. that we lay on it during our work day. I used the color, Mission Sage, for it’s warm, dark, neutral qualities. I wanted a dramatic backdrop for all the palettes we work with.
After seeing all the displays at KBIS2016, I am inspired to use more Wilsonart products for my projects. Their SOLICOR product is a specialty laminate created with solid color core that eliminates the “brown line” of traditional laminates.
Everyone knows laminate was popular in the 50s, with vintage modern design. Wilsonart has partnered with bloggers Pam Kueber and Kate Battle of RetroRenovation.com to so perfectly create the Boomerang pattern for this style. We met these bloggers and saw how thrilled they were to be partnered with Wilsonart for the intro of this new product.
Their wood-look laminates are so realistic, and they have such a broad selection of looks: everything from a rustic, reclaimed look, to an exotic wood. That dogwash station was made entirely of Wilsonart products, with their metal laminate on the shelving, wood-look laminate on the back wall, and solid surface product as the countertop and sink.