At IWF 2016, Uniboard showcased various textured panels that it says look and feel very similar to real wood. Featuring technology that synchronizes the finish with the decor underneath, the wood grain is able to match up with the texture.
Textured, embossed-in-register, thermally-fused laminates (TFL) and high-pressure laminates (HPL) are hot this year at IWF. A number of exhibitors will be showcasing designs that they say feel and look just like wood.
Uniboard says an average consumer can save over 30 percent by using their products over real wood.