MONTREAL, Quebec — Arborite is bringing its laminate experience to the residential sector with Maison, a new family of products designed for the kitchen. Maison, which launches across both the United States and Canada in 2016, will be the umbrella for curated lines focused on the residential consumer and specifically, the kitchen.

Maison will encompass the Panorama and Welcome Home series, pairing the appearance of natural stone with the versatility of high-pressure laminate. Panorama’s full-scale scans capture the imperfections and veining of true stone, while Welcome Home’s neutral palette emulates composite stone.

Panorama was first launched to the Canadian market with six patterns in 2013. As part of the Maison launch, all original Panorama designs are now available to the U.S. A range of new patterns and the Welcome Home line are available in both markets.

The Panorama series uses full scans of hand-selected stone slabs, including travertine and marble, to create non-repeating designs with veining and coloring in 13 designs. Welcome Home features small-scale stone looks, such as granite and quartz, and recreates their appearance for the home in 31 patterns and colorations.

To fully capture this look, the Arborite design team selected real stone slabs to create the resulting laminate, which showcases the grand scale and elegant imperfections found in the original stone.

Arborite President Salvatore Rivera explains that the company took great care with this series to make the designs true-to-nature. By sourcing real stone as the basis for patterns, they are providing an accurate representation of each piece’s individual character.

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