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.
Pale, light European wood has been hogging the spotlight, thanks to the popularity of the Scandinavian look for homes. Darker woods, on the other hand, are for those who prefer a more mature, masculine appeal. Wood-grains which have the golden colouration of honey, on the other hand, are evergreen. They connote the nostalgia of vintage teak furniture and the rusticity of farmhouse furniture and are popular particularly in kitchens for their comforting familiarity. We present a snapshot of the toasty woodgrain designs available from Lamitak’s catalogue of almost 200 wood-look laminates – you’ll be surprised at how this classic can look so contemporary as well!
The process of renovating your home is both exciting and challenging. Most homeowners begin by settling on the decor scheme, and then selecting the materials to bring that vision to life. With many options for surface coverings available, such as paint, wallpaper, veneer and laminates, which do you choose?
Misconception #1: Laminates can be used on the floor
High Pressure Laminates (HPL) or laminates, should not be confused with laminate flooring. Although both are made of a decorative film layered over a core material (substrate), they have very different properties. Laminates are fairly resistant to abrasions and impact, but they are not made to withstand the rigorous wear and tear of foot traffic, unlike laminate flooring. Use laminates on the floor only if it’s a space you don’t access often, to maintain the integrity and look of the surface.