James Latham will exhibit four additional innovative surface materials at its stand at this year’s Surface Design Show, which are set to create plenty of interest among architects and interior designers.
James Latham is now offering Kronospan’s Mirror Gloss range, which pushes the boundaries of depth and definition, colour and reflective gloss. Mirror Gloss is produced using first-class particleboard and high-quality melamine film, achieving a gloss level of 140 points for decorative use in the furniture industry and interior design.
The new range comprises 20 highly durable, scratch-resistant, light- and colour-fast decors that include 14 sparkling gloss colours, four woodgrains and two fantasy decors.
Another Kronospan product, Natural Touch is the first embossed-in-register melamine board where the grain texture precisely matches the surface finish. The surface allows for the authentic look and feel of real timber – from the graining to the subtle variations of shade and tone – to be accessible on almost any project.
Natural Touch is pre-finished, durable, easy to work with and offers consistency in both colour and grain. As such, architects, interior designers, contractors and furniture makers can achieve an authentic rustic realism using melamine.
With Natural Touch, the applications are almost limitless. It can be used for cladding walls, building furniture, creating fixtures and making striking punctuations to spaces and surfaces. The versatility of this product has made it particularly popular within the shopfitting and hospitality sectors.
Shinnoki 2.0 is a range of ready-to-use veneered panels that are supplied already stained and lacquered, requiring no further finishing. With Shinnoki 2.0, the veneer is applied to an MDF base, rendering the panels sturdy and easy to use. In addition, the panels are produced in a single- or double-sided finish, with the first having a melamine-faced reverse.
Veneers are mismatched, yet are stained and textured to create a consistent finish that shows the natural aspects and aesthetics of the species. The extensive Shinnoki 2.0 range is supplied in designs which are in tune with current design trends, and includes matching real wood and ABS edgebanding. The 17 designs are also supplied in separate three-ply veneer sheets, which are ideal for curved surfaces and doors.
A unique three-layer composite material, Dendrolight is already proving popular within the interior design and set building/furniture making sectors, having been used extensively at the recent Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.
The innovative product – which is also easy to process – gives extra lightness and stability to natural solid wood, and is manufactured entirely from renewable materials. The panels are produced to be combined with any surface layer, offering a wide range of design possibilities.
The key feature of the product lies in its unique manufacturing process. Its middle layer is made of spruce or pine, which is glued together at perpendicular angles and sliced into layers that can be surfaced with solid wood, plywood and MDF.
James Latham will also be highlighting some of its already-established premium surface products at the show, including Allure real-stone laminate; Valchromat coloured fireboard – in which the colour runs through the entire board; Nevamar, high pressure laminate; Accoya, a world-leading high-technology, long life wood; UPM Lifecycle, a hardwearing, high-friction and splinter-free composite decking, manufactured mainly from recycled materials;
UPM Grada, a new thermoformable wood material for the form-pressing industry; as well as Hi-Macs solid surface, a highly versatile and durable material that can be easily machined and thermoformed to almost any 3D-shape.
Chris Sutton, director at James Latham says: “We are really looking forward to this year’s Surface Design Show, as it’s a great platform to showcase what is one of the UK’s widest ranges of innovative surface solutions. We have a history and expertise in bringing new and innovative products to the UK market, and I’m certain that these latest additions will have a big impact within the A&D sector.”