Designer    Focus 08 Mar 2018

Visiting Formica’s KBB stand – An education in matt surfaces with Formica Infiniti Worktops

Traditionally, matt finishes in the kitchen have been avoided due to the ease with which they blemish. However, at KBB we found Formica Infiniti Worktops’ absolute matt surface showcasing new anti-fingerprint and anti-abrasion technology, developed by the Formica Group.

The worktop, which felt akin to moleskin, has micro-contours which diffuse light to give the surface a depth of colour, providing the marble, wood and stone decors on display with a real sense of visual authenticity. The same contours that gave the surface its water repellent qualities are also what channels moisture away from fingerprints so they didn’t leave marks.

Twelve modern, on-trend décors are available for this surface. Four solid neutral colours form the core of the range. A unique woodgrain – Washed Knotty Ash – breaks away from the typical standard oak and walnut look, with a distinctive limed grain that blends with the greys in the range. Stone effect finishes – Carrara Bianco and Nero Grafite – offer a classic, stylish finish, while Elemental Graphite and Elemental Concrete provide an urban-industrial look. Finally, three exclusive engineered stone patterns – Neo Cloud, Neo Tornado, and Neo Cyclone – create a harmonious blend with both smooth or tactile finishes.

Available in six product sizes, the full range offers worktops, breakfast bars, splashbacks and upstands, giving complete freedom for a uniform design throughout the whole kitchen or the option to mix and match for visual interest. A square-edge option, as well as a more conventional post-form edge gives scope for additional design possibilities.

We were also told that Formica Infiniti Worktops carry the Made in Britain mark and are manufactured by Formica Group at its UK manufacturing plant. Formica Group is the only High Pressure Laminate manufacturer to carry the Made in Britain mark

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