Bowled over by high gloss laminates

The modernisation of The Warner Stand at Lords Cricket Ground includes high gloss laminate from Abet Laminati in a scheme designed, fabricated and installed by Excelsior Panelling Systems.

A combination of thin sheet laminates coupled with 12mm compact grade in Light Grey, Graphite Grey and White was used for everything from doors and pilasters through to cubicle partitions, access panels and vanity units.

Working with Populous Architects and BAM Construction, Excelsior’s Planar 20 range in a high gloss finish created a glass like, reflective finish with clean cut lines which opened up the space and made for a truly show-stopping installation.

Excelsior sales and office manager Tracy Gallagher commented, “We frequently use Abet Laminati’s gloss as an alternative to glass for our ranges. Glass is fragile, extremely heavy and requires regular maintenance at fixing points and hinges. Gloss high pressure laminate has the aesthetic appeal of glass but with the advantages of inherent strength and durability. This installation in particular provides an excellent showcase when trying to steer the client to consider an alternative product.”

High pressure laminate with a high gloss Lucida finish is available with most collections from Abet Laminati. In addition, a dedicated HR LAQ laminate Collection comprises a collection of 28 bold and bright colours available in both horizontal and vertical grades. They offer very high resistance to scratching, wear and abrasion, making them perfect for this type of application where the combination of high performance, robustness and visual appeal are paramount.

High gloss finishes are increasingly popular with architects, designers and interior designers looking to realise and decorate bright and vibrant creative projects. As with all the finishes from Abet Laminati, the range meets or exceeds all European and British performance standards for resistance to wear, heat, moisture, impact and scratching ensuring long lifecycle, minimum maintenance and enduring visual appeal.

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