05 January 2011

Laminate's highest expression

Since the last day's turned into Formica Laminate Day around here, I'm going to wrap up the laminate love with a last post.




This is a new pattern from Formica's 180fx collection and it's called Petrified Wood.

I love its vertical uses in this space, I think it adds something that only laminate could add. Real stone couldn't really do a lot of this without a whole lot of headache and I think Formica's Petrified Wood more than holds up its own.

I've always been a fan of the category, but this new collection from Formica has me thinking about laminate in ways that are all together new.

5 comments:

  1. I love it! That is so cool, I need a project to use that in!

    Brenda

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  2. I missed out on the whole game yesterday.
    Dang it. :)
    As I'm sure you'll be shocked to hear, these obviously aren't my cup of tea.
    That being said, I'm really loving this Petrified Wood one. I'd use it vertically, of course.
    I actually don't hate laminate, but I like the more geometric patterns or just plain rather than those that are mimicking stone.
    Truth be told though, I would much rather see one of these over Almond Mauve granite ANY DAY.

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  3. Brenda: Thanks for checking in!

    Steph: Coming from somebody who's dedicated her life to natural stone, that's high praise indeed!

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  4. That up close pic is GORGEOUS! I love it in the vertical installation and think a great big 4x8 panel could look amazing framed up like art.

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  5. There are fissures and cracks in real petrified wood that look like this exactly. Formica is rightfully proud of this stuff.

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