Introducing SurfaceSet 2016 by Formica Corporation

Formica.8814DenimTwill2New SurfaceSet™ 2016 Collection by Formica Corporation Helps Professionals Stay on Forefront of Design While Staying on Budget

Trend-forward laminate collection includes 35 new products in three palettes

Commercial architects and designers can create inspiring interiors that are on the forefront of design — while staying on budget — with the launch of SurfaceSet™ 2016 by Formica Corporation, a trend-forward collection of 35 new products made of beautiful, durable Formica® Brand Laminate.   

The collection of new products includes two new finishes, six solid colors, 11 patterns, 12 wood grains, a reclaimed denim fiber laminate, and four new patterns created by renowned designer Jonathan Adler. The collection aims to inspire a wide variety of commercial spaces, from retail stores to acute care centers.

“Our new collection brings everything you love about the great outdoors to interior surfaces. Professionals can evoke the warm tones of rare wood slabs, the vivid hues of flowers and fruits, or the soft, cool colors of your favorite pair of blue jeans. SurfaceSet™ 2016 helps create spaces where people can connect with and enjoy their surroundings,” says Scott Dannenfelser, North America commercial design lead, Formica Corporation.

The 35 new product offerings are the result of months of design and style research conducted by Formica Group’s international design team. Drawing on social, economic and design trends for inspiration, it ranges from finishes and colors to patterns and materials, all created to make spaces more aesthetically and functionally enjoyable.

Three palettes inspired by nature and minimalism

SurfaceSet™ 2016 is grouped into three palettes — Unfiltered, Saturate and Raw — that share a common connection to nature and minimalism. Professionals can choose colors that work together within one palette, or to mix and match colors from each palette.

Unfiltered Palette: Less is more  

At a time when the trend is to keep it simple, the Unfiltered palette gets to the heart of it. Inspired by authentic raw materials from denim to linen to stone and concrete, the palette features soft, cool hues that blend with subtle warm tones. Imagine a restaurant tabletop in Weathered Beamwood (6410-NG); a bar surface of Elemental Blue Steel (6475-58); or a hotel room headboard in Folkstone Hex (6473-58). The applications are endless.

Among the other remarkable products in the Unfiltered palette is Reclaimed Denim Fiber (9271-90), available in Gloss and a new Jeans finish (9271-JN). Reclaimed Denim Fiber designs are made with real recycled denim fiber, and no two sheets are exactly alike due to the papermaking process.

Saturate Palette: Add some electricity 

The natural movement isn’t an excuse to be boring, so throw in the occasional curveball with color or texture. The Saturate palette is a journey down retro lane with fresh eyes. Travel along with laminates that feature eclectic colors and patterns that awaken the senses. Choose bright, vivid hues that bring to mind rare fauna and flora, tropical destinations, and fruits so colorful you can taste them with your eyes. Imagine Concrete Formwood (6362-NT) as the perfect backdrop for trend-forward retailers, and Storm Hex (6474-58) as a signature surface for a restaurant.

Add a dash of chic to welcoming spaces with patterns like Navy Splatter (8167-58) from the Formica® Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection, or his clean-cut take on a classic motif, White Greek Key (9498-58).

Raw Palette: Get grounded in what’s real       

Taking a cue from nature, the Raw palette is one of soft, mellow tones that ground us in what’s real. Detailed and genuine, the designs emulate the warmth and beauty of the natural world on interior surfaces. Every color strikes a harmonious balance. Shades like Washed Knotty Ash (6438-58) and Salvage Planked Elm (9480-NG) bring Mother Nature’s tones to an office wall or hotel lobby.

The Raw palette leads with a deep blue Denim Twill (8814-58) — a comfortable classic color that will take us anywhere.

SurfaceSet™ 2016 by Formica Corporation is available beginning September 1, 2015. For more information, visit

About Formica Corporation
Founded in 1913, Formica Corporation, part of the Formica Group of companies, is a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative surfacing products for commercial and residential applications. For more information about Formica Corporation, its products, special programs and promotions, visit or call 1-800-FORMICA™.

About Formica Group
Formica Group is a global group of companies consisting of Formica Canada Inc., Formica Corporation, Formica de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Formica IKI Oy, Formica Skandinavien AB, Formica Limited, Formica S.A., Formica S.A.S., Formica Taiwan Corporation, Formica (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Formica (Asia) Ltd., Formica Decorative Materials (China) Co., Ltd. and Homapal GmbH, among others. The Formica Group of companies is part of the Laminates & Panels division of Fletcher Building.

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