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Dreaming of European oak or Japanese beech surfaces for your home? Check out these wood-inspired laminates!

Apr 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM.

From the serene beech forests of Aomori Japan to the majestic trees of the Nevada area in the States, many diverse locations around the world have inspired the close to 200 laminate designs in Lamitak’s Woods collection. With laminates, homeowners are no longer hampered by the cost and (in)accessibility of using their favourite wood grains from abroad to achieve their dream home. Sit tight as we explore six wood-inspired laminate families which each transport the look, feel, and texture of an unforgettable location into your home.


Aomori Beech (Japan)


Haru Aomori Beech WY 1280D
(Photo reproduced with permission, Home & Decor © 2016, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd) 

The laminates of Aomori Beech are very much evocative of ShiraKami – Sanchi, a natural beech forest located in Aomori Japan. The tranquil nature of the forest is expressed through the laminates' calm and light colours with even vertical grains.


Nevada Elm (USA)


Runa Nevada Elm WY 1282D
(Photo reproduced with permission, Home & Decor © 2016, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd)

The four light-to-dark brown hues of Nevada Elm capture the colouration of the majestic trees found in the national forests of Nevada. The subtle tonal contrasts of the laminates as well as their more naturalistic grain patterns also reflect the natural beauty of their namesake.


Oak Brunello (Tuscany, Italy)


Laminate on desk panel: Andrea Oak Brunello WY 5248D

 The deep matured hues and saw mark textures on the Oak Brunello laminates speak of the rich wine-stained tones of aged oak barrels used for Brunello di Montalcino, a vintage red wine produced in Tuscany, Italy. That is where this collection gets its name as well.


Rialto Pine (Venice, Italy)


Nicolo Rialto Pine WYA 5277E

Being submerged in water gives the timber mooring posts of Venice a particular character that is replicated in the Rialto Pine laminates. The deep grooves, coarseness, knots, splits and stains caused by water damage is faithfully recreated in the laminates to capture what nature has taken decades or centuries to achieve.


Oak Giethoorn (Netherlands)


Liam Oak Giethoorn WYA 1279E
(Photo reproduced with permission, Home & Decor © 2016, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd)

Named after the quaint traditional town of Giethoorn in the Netherlands, with its scenic waterways and greenery, the Oak Giethoorn laminates follow the organic tones of nature closely. They have a rough surface texture and their grain pattern is soft and subtle.


Milnerton (South Africa)


Ava Milnerton WYA 5275E
(Photo reproduced with permission, Home & Decor © 2016, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd)

You can see how the calm waters and white sands of the famous Milnerton Beach in South Africa, with the dark rock of Table Mountain in the background have inspired the laminates named after it. Like the wood of painted beach huts bleached by the sun, Ava Milnerton (above) is a white-based design with flecks of grey. In contrast, Tobi Milnerton uses a dark wood base layered with long and broad brushstrokes of greyish-blue.

 Some of these wood-inspired laminates are available to view as full-size sheets at the Lamitak Studio. Explore the full range of wood-inspired laminates at 114 Lavender Street, CT Hub 2 #01-61 Singapore 338729. For more information, contact the studio at 6592-5200 and; or drop by during the opening hours below

Monday to Thursday: 10.30am–6.30pm
Friday: 11.30am–6.30pm
Saturday: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Sunday and Public Holidays: 12.30pm – 4.30pm 

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