LOADED LAMINATES
Architect and Interiors India|January 2021
AN ELEMENT OF DÉCOR THAT IS LARGELY UNDERRATED, LAMINATES CAN ADD THEIR OWN CHARM TO SEVERAL SPACES
BINDU GOPAL RAO

In today’s times, laminates are not just limited to simple wooden designs or solid colors but are shifting to a conceptual and artistic side of design. Laminate brands are adding new designs to their lineup to ensure the aesthetic beauty of the interiors of a space.

FIT FINISH

A laminate is made from pressing thin layers of paper and plastic resins. The upper layer is then printed in the beautiful finish that you see all around you. It is used as the most common finishing material over MDF, plywood and particle board.

Akanksha, senior architect, BuildWorx Architecture and Design Company, says, “Laminates are one of the best finishing options for home décor. There are a lot of factors that make this material usable for almost all purposes such as wall finishes, furniture, flooring and ceiling. Textured laminates are the best option for home décor as they give a very natural feel to your entire home. More durable and resistant to scratch, moisture and heat as compared to many other materials, laminates are very cost-effective too.”

DO THE NEW

Digital laminates are making a return with new concepts, beautiful motifs and contemporary lines and curves. They portray sophistication and are a complete game-changer for the appearance of the space. The best-recommended laminates would be waterproof and stone laminates.

“Stone resembling laminates are the most trending laminates, which are now available in tones that make them as realistic as possible. A coarse surface texture with soothing colour schemes and marble species helps in cutting down the cost and getting the look of actual stone as well. They bring in luxury into the space without compromising on the look and feel. Rugged wooden tones with synchronised textures are a must to give veneer-like finishes and add charm to every single nook and cranny of your spaces,” says Mayur Kingrani, owner, Chic Casa India.

Laminates can be used in dual tones while creating wall units and TV units.

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