An Opulence of Overlays for Cabinets, Furniture & Casegoods

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 08/07/2013 10:30AM


Abet Laminati StratificatoDe Rosso - Treviso Available in a wide array of colors, styles, textures and thicknesses, today’s decorative overlays are ideal for use in applications ranging from healthcare, commercial furniture and fixtures, to cabinetry, casegoods and residential furniture. What follows are some of the products available in the marketplace. For a listing of additional suppliers, visit

Abet Laminati says its Stratificato is GREENGUARD certified and can be used for countertops, furniture, backsplashes, lockers and more. A decorative paper impregnated with melamine resin, Stratificato is offered in more than 500 colors and patterns, 30 finishes, eight sizes and various thicknesses. (800) 228-2238,

Lamin-Art’s new Metal-Art is a collection of handcrafted, embossed metallic laminates. Included are five dimensional patterns: Waves, Axis, Striations, Interlink and Geometrix. Each design is available in four metallic colorations: brushed aluminum, brushed stainless, brushed champagne and brushed bronze. (847) 860-4300,

Keystone Laminates says its compact laminate is suitable for tabletops, stall dividers, etc., and can meet rigid tolerances and requirements. Keystone also offers HPL and says its laminates are GREENGUARD certified. (215) 443-8651,

InteriorArts InteriorArts is a new collection of HPL design laminates from Chemetal and Treefrog Veneer. It features 74 designs in a 4-foot x 8-foot sheet size, and is available in many textures, high gloss designs and exotic wood looks. The products are also GREENGUARD certified. (800) 807-7341,

Formica Group’s Anniversary Collection features 12 new patterns in four collections: Ellipse, in classic gray and strong red; Endless, a digital grain; the Dotscreen Collection; and Halftone, in medium toned blue, lemon yellow and soft orange. (800) 367-6422,

BauschLinnemann’s portfolio of Bausch Decor decorative finish foils has been expanded to include a wider array of colors, styles and textures. The company says the new decors can be produced as TECOFOIL finish foils with integrated decorative “haptic” texture effects. (336) 665-1085,

3A Composites is an FSC C-O-C Certified seller for its family of synthetic veneers, which include Gator-Ply, Syn-Ply and Luxcell brands. Also available from 3A is GREENGUARD-certified Gator-Ply Green Gator-Backer material. (877) 424-9860,

schattdecor‘s Tavern Walnut 2-board is a flooring décor featuring deep cracks and dark streaks in both the sapwood and heartwood areas., It comes in Coriander, Cinnamon and Lavender, from the Global Spice Collection. (314) 400-6100,

Moz Designs’ Graphix Metal Collection is highlighted with a textural grain. Graphix panels are available in 48 in. x 96 in. and 48 in. x 120 in. aluminum or corrugated aluminum sheets with thicknesses ranging from .040 in. to 0.125 in. (510) 632-0853,

Premier Eurocase has the capability to produce high gloss, scratch-resistant acrylic panels in a variety of colors. They are available in laminated sheets or can be processed by Premier into finished components. (800) 373-3347,

MakeItMetal says Metall-FX can be applied to substrates, providing the look and feel of cast metal at a fraction of the weight and expense. A “liquid” overlay, the company says the unique process can be sprayed, poured, brushed, trowelled and even cast onto the substrate. (905) 688-9494,

Treefrog Veneer offers Treefrog Groove textured prefinished veneer laminates. Available in seven wood veneer looks, Treefrog Groove includes Wengé and Black Oak, plus “Lati” designs. Treefrog Groove is available in 4-foot x 10-foot sheets. (800) 830-5448,

Roseburg’s Duramine Decorative Laminates come in more than 800 designs, including urban and organic designs. Laminates are available with PB, MDF and CFC veneer cores and can be specified FSC certified. Panels are available ECC certified. (800) 245-1115,

Panel Processing says its Woodgrain prints replicate real wood. Available to match many species, the prints can be used on bookcases, POP displays, slatwall, furniture applications and more. (800) 433-7142,

Hardwoods Specialty Products says 80% of Echo Wood reconstituted veneer stocking patterns are available FSC-certified, and all patterns meet or exceed CARB 2 limits for formaldehyde emissions. (602) 278-5000,

Outwater’s Real Wood veneer sheets are available in nearly 30 different wood species and several types of veneer cuts. Species include: African mahogany, sapele, teak, ebony, knotty pine, birds-eye maple, cherry, hickory and walnut. (800) 631-8375,

Flakeboard’s HPL program provides coordinated matches to the Flakeboard TFL Design collection. The program includes a five sheet minimum per design, thickness, dimension and texture; 4-foot and 5-foot widths; and FSC availability. (800) 268-9830,

Euro Vinyl Plus offers a large inventory of in-stock overlays, with same day delivery available. The company says it also will match any color, even small quantities. (305) 362-9900,

Doormark offers a line of 3D laminates in nine new colors and available with a matching back. Doormark also offers the matching HPL and foil on a phenolic back for any resurfacing needs. (954) 418-4700,

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Karen M. Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As Editor-in-Chief of Woodworking Network magazine (formerly Wood & Wood Products), Karen’s primary responsibilities include spearheading the writing, editing and coordinating of the editorial content of the publication, along with the Red Book resource guide and the Red Book online source and supply directory ( She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media. She can be reached at or Google+.

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