The UK’s biggest independent decorative panel distributor James Latham, is gearing up for Surface Design Show 2016 (stand number: 208) where it will unveil a number of exciting new surface materials – many of them exclusive – that promise to create plenty of interest among visiting Architects and Interior Designers. The surfaces on show will include:

Super Matt
New and exclusive to James Latham, Super Matt is a range of highly durable, finger print resistant, MFC decors from Kronospan Italy that are set to change the market. 
Offering eight ‘on-trend’ colours, Super Matt reduces the need to be constantly wiping away unsightly finger marks and smears on surfaces plus it also has a high resistance to scratches so it’s perfect for home and office furniture, shop fitting and hospitality as well as kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms.

Losan real wood veneers
James Latham will also unveil its brand new and inspiring range of real wood veneers that allow designers to create environments with stunning effects and finishes which bring a particular depth, texture and individuality impossible to achieve with artificial materials.
Developed over time to give a superior grade with maximum consistency, these real wood veneers - which are all from FSC certified stock – include such on trend species as Smoked Figured, Crown and Rough-Cut Eucalyptus as well as Cracked Oak, Smoked Larch and Satin Walnut.

Now available exclusively through James Latham and unlike anything else on the UK market, XyloCleaf is an innovative and highly textured range of decors which includes a variety of wood grains, linens and other unique materials. 
With over 60 colours and patterns in MFC and more than 20 in HPL laminate, all of which come with ABS edging as standard, the XyloCleaf collection is suited to premium design schemes within the retail sector and is perfect for furniture, fixtures and wall panelling.  In addition, it is also popular for high- end commercial, leisure and hotel specifications.

Another new product for this year and again exclusive to James Latham in the UK is KYDEX the exceptionally durable thermoplastic sheet that will enhance virtually any commercial, healthcare, retail or educational styling theme. 

Supplied in a wide range of colours, textures and patterns, it offers designers the ability to create an almost unlimited variety of flat and three-dimensional effects and it can be formed to compound corners and contoured edges, minimising the need for moulding. Even brand logos and messages can be embossed into the material.

Other products on Latham’s stand will include; HI MACS, the highly versatile and extremely durable material which can be easily machined and thermoformed to almost any 3D-shape imaginable. Plus, Valchromat, a coloured engineered fibreboard in which the colour runs throughout the entire board and Décor Eco, an exciting new range of coloured plywood panels, both of which are proving extremely popular within the UK shop-fitting and furniture manufacturing sectors as well as a selection of the latest additions to Latham’s massive range of Kronospan and Egger laminates, including MFC decors and CGL.

Chris Sutton, chairman and managing director of Lathams, commens: “Each year, the Surface Design Show is going from strength to strength for us. It’s an excellent platform for the team to meet with architects and designers from across the industry and discuss their project requirements while at the same time providing inspiration by showing them some of the latest and most innovative surface solutions available to the market.”

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