Laminate designs have evolved far beyond the contrived wood grains and marble veining of a generation or two before. But besides constantly improving the realism of wood grains and marble swirls on laminates, advancements in printing technology has also seen laminates break through and mimic other materials such as textile, leather, stone, concrete and metal, and with textures to match! If you can print it, you can turn it into a laminate – and Lamitak has done just that with a huge range of designs to please all preferences. Here’s a taste of what’s available in their plethora of patterns.
The Danish word hygge (pronounced ‘hue-gah’) has created quite a stir in the interior design industry in the past few years, and while not everyone can pronounce it, what it represents resonates with all of us. It refers to that warm fuzzy feeling, a sense of well-being and contentment that comes with spending time with family and friends over good food, or curled up in bed under warm covers on a cold day. So how do you create hygge in your home? We show you six easy ways using laminates.
The popularity of the industrial look for homes has a lot to do with their ‘edgy’ appeal, thanks to the raw unpolished surfaces seen in actual industrial spaces, such as unplastered concrete and oxidised or rusted metal. But did you know that ‘rusted metal’ can conjure up a completely different, classy look for your home? Here’s the proof!
In the first of this series, we speak to interior designers to get their top tips on using laminates, and how they have used the material in their projects for maximum effect.
Surfaces that have withstood some passing of time often develop a patina that is wonderfully organic and unique. Wouldn’t it be great if you could package that personality and bring it home – to provide instant style gratification instead of waiting decades for the material to evolve? Using their keen eye for detail and with some fearless experimentation, Lamitak has succeeded in approximating the character of aged concrete, metal, and stone for their laminates. We showcase six standout examples.
An industrial-inspired style might sound cool for the home, but there’s always the worry of it creating a cold and unwelcoming ambience (think prison cells) or looking too literal and derivative. From living areas to bedrooms, we uncover six spaces which embrace industrial influences to create welcoming as well as inspiring environments.
Lamitak laminates might only be either 0.7mm- or 1mm-thick, but they’re very durable, and are able to resist abrasion and impact under normal use. That’s because they are made by using high heat and pressure to fuse many layers of craft paper soaked in resin. As their surface is sealed with a protective layer, they’re also easy to clean.
Choosing colours for your home isn’t rocket science, although it might seem intimidating. There are literally hundreds of colours you can choose from for your space, but once you know the basics of colour theory, deciding on a colour scheme is easy-peasy!
The Scandinavian style is a perennial favourite among Singapore homeowners, and besides the allure of a clean and uncluttered space filled with warmth and nature, the Scandi decor theme has the bonus of making a small space look larger as well.
Small spaces don’t have to be short on style. We show you five ways to combine clever space-enhancing tricks with your favourite laminates!