Formica Corporation is an exhibitor at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America. In this guest article, Formica introduces us to its new suite of surfacing solutions, from the durable and firesafe HardStop Decorative Protection Panels to the low-reflective FENIX material. Explore the suite below…

Most know Formica Corporation for its more than 300 laminate decors, featuring solid colors, on-trend patterns, and woodgrain visuals for both residential and commercial interiors. As the inventor of the decorative laminate category back in 1913, Formica is synonymous with beautiful, durable surfaces.

But thinking Formica Corporation only offers high pressure laminate would be a disservice to designers and specifiers. In fact, the company offers a suite of surfacing solutions – read more about them below…

The New Suite of Surfacing Solutions

The increasingly popular acrylic and nonporous Everform™ Solid Surface presents options for any commercial environment. The durable, non-porous surface is ideal for a worktable or custom bar top, as well as sinks and shower surrounds.

One of the company’s newest product lines is HardStop™ Decorative Protection Panels. Unlike laminate that contains a paper core, HardStop™ Panels feature a treated fiberglass core for added durability, strength and Class A fire rating. HardStop™ Panels offer an excellent solution for high-performance wall panels by blending ease of installation and impact resistance with a full range of design selections that coordinate perfectly with other Formica® laminates.

ColorCore2 countertop, HardStop wall and front of bar
The low light reflective FENIX surface

Another new offering from Formica Corporation is FENIX™ Innovative Materials, an Italian-designed, innovative surfacing material first introduced in 2013 by Arpa Industriale. Now under the same parent company (Broadview) with Arpa, Formica Corporation is manufacturing and marketing FENIX™ to North American customers and designers. The award-winning FENIX™ material features elegant colors and high-tech design, and brings a new array of options for durable, sustainable interiors to the North American design market. FENIX™ materials are extremely opaque and feature low-light reflectivity for visual comfort, and a nonporous, soft touch external layer with anti-fingerprint properties. FENIX™ materials are also resistant to abrasion, dry heat, acid-based solvents and other household reagents and food.

So yes, Formica Corporation is still your go-to source for all things high pressure laminate, but don’t limit yourself. If you have a surfacing need, there’s a good chance Formica has a solution.

Meet Formica on booth 483 at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo, Miami Beach Convention Center. Learn more about CSI today!