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Design Options: Finishes for Laminate Countertops


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Did you know that once you select the perfect color or pattern for your new laminate countertop, you can tailor it to your tastes by choosing between a number of finish options?

A traditional matte finish is ideal for hardworking surfaces.  It enhances color by producing greater clarity and depth.

A textured or reflective finish —just as durable as a traditional matte finish—can bring additional realism to stone and granite patterns.  Formica Corporation’s Premiumfx™ line offers finishes such as:

-Radiance™ - high gloss and punctuated with texture, featuring holographic facets that refract and reflect light.

-Etchings - softly polished, etched and dappled with highlights from tiny fissures reminiscent of those found in real granite and stone.

-Honed - low-sheen satin finish with subtle surface clefts and crevices that mimic softly brushed stone.

Please keep in mind not every laminate countertop pattern or color is available in every finish.  Consult with your kitchen and bath retailer or for your options.


Hi, Formica Folks. 
Help! I need to see Formica matte finish laminate colors. Where do I go in my area to see the samples? 
I am located in Contra Costa County, CA, zip code 94565, telephone area code (925). 
Patricia MacDonald
Posted @ Friday, September 07, 2012 7:57 AM by Patricia MacDonald
Hi Patricia, 
Thanks for reaching out. Below are a few designers in your area that can provide samples. In addition, samples can be viewed at Lowe's Home Improvement or you can view/order samples from  
Altera Design Kitchen & Bath  
1079 Boulevard Way  
Walnut Creek, CA 94595  
Baier Design  
21c Orinda Way #101  
Orinda, CA 94563  
Best of luck!
Posted @ Friday, September 07, 2012 12:58 PM by Stacy Stufft
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