Arborite has two new laminates in their 2011-2012 collection that just popped onto my radar. I haven’t seen these as actual samples yet — I’ll order them this week. Meanwhile, I wanted to put them out there, because I know that many Retro Renovators have been left kind of up a creek since Formica discontinued their pastel boomerangs. These two new laminate designs — one that looks to be channeling both blue and aqua, and the other with a soft avocado vibe — have some pattern to them that provides additional dimension along a long run of countertop, and it appears that the textural pattern does not ‘scream’ one era over another. That is: It looks like it would work fine playing along with a retro theme. The aquamarine or turquoise is called Sky Tulle, and the light green, Honeydew Tulle.
An affordable substitute for pastel Formica boomerang laminates? Two new designs with potential
Posted by: October 2, 2011•