Hello – I really hope you can help me. I have been searching for weeks with no luck. I have an old trailer from the 50’s and need to replace the countertop and table top. I would love to put in the old style white spunggold or white gold textolite but cant find even close to it. Do you by chance know of a manufacturer that still makes this or something similar.
Thank you so much,
Answer: Sorry, no one makes this anymore. I have been told that the technology is no longer available to “embed” the gold sparkles, which were actually added materials layered in. I think today’s stuff is all “digital”. The only “authentic vintage” choices that I know of are the Formica Skylark and Vivrarr designs, which you can get from any countertop company or big box hardware store; or, barsandbooths.com has crackle ice laminate and a second googie-style boomerang in several colorways — all the barsandbooths.com sheets are much more expensive than the Formica ordered from a big box. Another early-retro way to go is with linoleum. Finally, I have been thinking about looking at laminate FLOORING to see what’s available; maybe this could be used for countertops, too? I can’t think of any reasons why not, but need to do some research.
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