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Formica Corp. Launches 10 New Laminates Inspired by Top Residential Design Trends
2016 Formica® Laminate Residential Collection designed with real spaces and real budgets in mind

CINCINNATI, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Formica Corporation, the inventor of laminate, introduces the 2016 Formica® Laminate Residential Collection, featuring 10 new laminate patterns inspired by today's most sought-after trends. The new laminates will be on display at the Formica Corporation booth N1548 at the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas on January 19 – 21.

180fx® by Formica Group large-scale laminate in Black Fusion, a new pattern from the 2016 Formica® Laminate Residential Collection.

Rooted in 12 months of research, the 2016 Formica® Laminate Residential Collection includes three new large-scale 180fx® by Formica Group laminates, three new standard Formica® Laminates, and four new Formica® Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection designs. The 2016 Formica® Laminate Residential Collection includes EliteForm, a new technology that delivers industry-leading scratch resistance and impressive durability to stand up to the wear and tear of daily life.

"Research shows that homeowners are drawn to surfacing options that appeal to their personal style, and are looking to showcase their individuality and tastes," said Gerri Chmiel, North American residential design lead for Formica Corporation. "The 2016 Formica® Laminate Residential Collection offers homeowners on-trend surfacing that is durable to withstand everyday messes and events, affordable to fit into family budgets, and designed to complement homes and styles of all kinds."

The 2016 Formica® Laminate Residential Collection includes:

180fx® by Formica Group
Three new affordably luxurious designs are added to the 180fx® large-scale laminate collection.

Café Azul – a timeless, quartz inspired pattern featuring veins of cool gray and warm brown that flow through a white background.

Black Fusion – a dramatic stone pattern, featuring a deep black background with gray, white and gold veining. 

Oxidized Maple – a weathered yet refined reclaimed wood-look. The oxidation process accelerates the aging of wood, giving this pattern a mix of cool grays and light browns in a planked, active maple pattern.

Formica® Laminate
Three new classically beautiful and functional designs are added to the Formica® Laminate collection. 

Neo Cloudreminiscent of modern quartz looks, this pattern features a warm white background balanced by a soft and natural wispy gray vein.

Weathered Cement – a softly worn cement look, without the weight of real cement. Ideal for modern apartments, lofts and industrial or open-space concept kitchens. 

Timberworks – a unique pattern created by blending strips of different reclaimed wood species, grains and colors.

Formica® Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection
Formica Corporation continues its relationship with the world-renowned potter, author and designer Jonathan Adler into 2016, resulting in four new chic, eclectic and bold patterns.

Grasscloth – Grasscloth was styled using Jonathan Adler's real grasscloth wallpaper to create a visual texture that is unique, yet timeless. Available in Natural Grasscloth, Lime Grasscloth and Slate Grasscloth.

Gray Josef Linen – a simple, yet complex pattern inspired by Josef Albers. Reminiscent of Midcentury Modern, this pattern features geometric shapes in shades of charcoal, smoke gray and white – all under a fine gray linen texture.

Since 1913, Formica® Brand has provided surfacing inspired by real lives, real spaces and real budgets. As a cost-effective, durable and environmentally-friendly alternative to stone and wood, Formica® Laminate offers homeowners a chance to achieve their desired surfacing look, at a fraction of the cost. For more information about the 2016 Formica® Laminate Residential Collection, visit

About Formica Corporation
Founded in 1913, Formica Corporation, part of the Formica Group of companies, is a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative surfacing products for commercial and residential applications. For more information about Formica Corporation, its products, special programs and promotions, visit or call 1-800-FORMICA™.

About Formica Group
Formica Group is a global group of companies consisting of Formica Canada Inc., Formica Corporation, Formica de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Formica IKI Oy, Formica Skandinavien AB, Formica Limited, Formica S.A., Formica S.A.S., Formica Taiwan Corporation, Formica (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Formica (Asia) Ltd., Formica Decorative Materials (China) Co., Ltd. and Homapal GmbH, among others. The Formica Group of companies is part of the Laminates & Panels division of Fletcher Building.

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