Where to find speckled gold laminate for countertops?

Where to find speckled gold laminate? Also called “lame” (with an accent on the “e”, as in “lam-ae.”) A typical reader question, like this one:

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,

Update 2018: A reproduction is now available! See this story.

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  1. Meg T says:

    I have this in my kitchen and I love it! But it’s cracking and stained, plus sadly a lot of the sparkles have been cleaned right off. If we were to try to replace it, what do you think is the closest available look from modern products? I was looking at a brushed-finished quartz that had similar sparkles but $$$!

  2. joy says:

    Wow! People are actively searching for this stuff and here I am searching for a way to cover it up! My old home I recently purchased with my husband has the bottom half of the walls in my kitchen covered in this stuff……

  3. Wendy Peter says:

    I am recreating glitter counters with glitter and epoxy. I even found gold starburst confetti to add in. Necessity is the mother of invention!

  4. John Garner says:

    I want to learn how to do this because my house just got flooded and I really want my gold fleck countertops back.

  5. pam kueber says:

    John, this is not a DIY site per se. Look for a professional source who can instruct you on whether/how to do this. Note: I am not an expert; do not know if epoxy coatings are considered good for kitchen countertops / food-safe, etc — again. consult with pros…

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