One step ahead

Inspired new ideas and innovation from The Laminex Group are redefining contemporary kitchen design
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View of a contemporary kitchen which features benchtops from The Laminex Group.

Contemporary kitchens have become increasingly sculptural in recent years as designers look to provide maximum visual impact.

This trend can largely be attributed to open-plan living areas, which place a much higher focus on the kitchen. Cabinets and display shelving in similar materials are also much more likely to be seen in dining and living areas.

The Laminex Group has been at the forefront of this movement. The company has interpreted the latest international trends for the Australian market, and subsequently developed a new range of decors to add to its extensive collection.

The Laminex Group pursues high standards of environmental performance via its Greenfirst products. These laminates and board products are independently certified by the Good Environmental Choice label.

Twenty-two new decors have been added to the comprehensive Laminex® Colour Palette. An expanded range of neutrals, such as Pumice and Chamois, provides a foil for brighter, bolder decors and complements woodgrains and stones to help create a monochromatic look.

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View of a kitchen which features surfaces from the Laminex Group.

The collection includes stone interpretations that offer subtle colouration and design detail, giving a soft appearance.

There are also 11 new designs in the Woodgrain Collection. These are larger in scale than previous collections, and showcase the diversity of grains. The range includes shadowy charred blacks, linear looks and exotic blends.

Adam Jarski, The Laminex Group marketing communications manager, says all Laminex Woodgrains are suitable for both horizontal and vertical applications, which ensures there is a complete solution for all surfacing needs.

"In addition, the Laminex Colour Palette is fully integrated across the complete range of benchtop surfaces, cabinet doors and accessories," he says.

New Laminex Freestyle® Surfaces are also transforming modern kitchens. As well as possessing a strong aesthetic appeal, these solid surfaces have a practical advantage. Developed from a blend of polyester and acrylic resins, Laminex Freestyle Surfaces are highly durable, hygienic and resistant to staining. This makes them well suited to kitchen benchtops, splashbacks and bathroom vanities.

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Laminex Freestyle Surfaces come in contemporary design-inspired colours, and can be cut and styled for both horizontal and vertical use. They are supported by colour-matched adhesives that ensure benchtops have a virtually seamless join.

Another innovative solid surface from The Laminex Group is essa¢ stone. Created using the latest engineering technology, essa stone comprises approximately 95% quartz, mixed with pigments and advanced polymer resins. This makes it a particularly hard, durable and virtually maintenance-free surface.

A carefully designed colour palette ensures essa stone co-ordinates well with other contemporary surfaces and colours.

For more information, contact The Laminex Group, phone 132 136 for sales enquiries, or 1800 002 204 for free brochures and samples. Websites: and

Aug 07, 2009
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