More than surface deep

More than surface deep

New Zealand company teams with international leader in solid surfaces.

Words by Justin Foote

In the mid-1920s a revolution swept the world that would forever change the way we viewed domestic architecture. I am, of course, referring to the Frankfurt Kitchen. The forerunner of today’s fitted kitchens, the Frankfurt Kitchen is widely believed to be the first design to incorporate the concept of the work triangle.

Since then, the kitchen has increasingly evolved from the purely utilitarian to the “heart of the home” space we’re familiar with today.

It’s not surprising then that kitchen-related technology, too, has come on in leaps and bounds.

Take, for example, benchtops. The myriad of surfaces available today truly beggars belief and it can be a daunting prospect to choose the right material, especially as each type has benefits—either aesthetic or practical—that make it stand out from the rest.

Natural stone or man-made surface

“If you’re looking for an all-round product that offers hard-wearing practicality with built-in good looks, it’s hard to go past an acrylic solid surface option,” says Murray Christensen of Laminex New Zealand.

“One of the best offerings in the market today is HI-MACS by LG Hausys, distributed exclusively in New Zealand through Laminex.”

HI-MACS material meets the highest standards for quality in all aspects: material performance, fabrication, functionality and hygiene.
HI-MACS material meets the highest standards for quality in all aspects: material performance, fabrication, functionality and hygiene.

The benefits of acrylic solid surface benchtops

“HI-MACS offers a visually seamless look, allowing for large areas without visible joints or edges, as well as sinks and basins. Furthermore, as a thermoformable material, HI-MACS can be shaped during fabrication into just about any shape—even down to a 6mm internal radius in some colours—giving total design freedom to create truly bespoke design schemes.

“Additionally, if hygiene and durability are of importance, HI-MACS can withstand usually abrasive cleaners without degrading, ensuring an hygienic surface for food preparation that adheres to all New Zealand food safe ratings.”

HI-MACS creates a visually seamless look, allowing large areas without joints or edges.
HI-MACS creates a visually seamless look, allowing large areas without joints or edges.

Colour and visual texture: make a statement in your kitchen

“Laminex New Zealand is excited to be offering an impressive range of top-selling decors—including six new finishes not previously available in New Zealand. The range includes a variety of sophisticated, marble, granite and concrete-like finishes, as well as boldly intense solid colours and ethereal translucents,” Murray says.

“The translucents are particularly design-focused as they can be teamed with lighting to create dramatic highlights, making them particularly suited to applications such as back-lit splashbacks and feature panels on kitchen islands.”

HI-MACS is thermoformable and can be fabricated to create a variety of shapes, with design possibilities for a wide range of applications.
HI-MACS is thermoformable and can be fabricated to create a variety of shapes, with design possibilities for a wide range of applications.

An all-purpose surface for both indoors and out

“HI-MACS is not just limited to kitchens—or even indoor applications—and can be used as a cladding material for walls and columns. It is also ideal for commercial and hospitality projects where it can be used to create reception desks, bars, sculptural elements and even outdoor furniture.

“As you would expect with such a versatile product, HI-MACS carries an impressive warranty—15 years—one of the longest warranties of any solid surface manufacturer in the New Zealand market.”

Learn more about specifying acrylic solid surfaces.

Laminex New Zealand

As the leading supplier of high quality surfaces in New Zealand, our portfolio features a range of locally-made and global products for benchtops, cupboards, walls and...

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More than surface deep
More than surface deep

More than surface deep

New Zealand company teams with international leader in solid surfaces.

Words by Justin Foote

In the mid-1920s a revolution swept the world that would forever change the way we viewed domestic architecture. I am, of course, referring to the Frankfurt Kitchen. The forerunner of today’s fitted kitchens, the Frankfurt Kitchen is widely believed to be the first design to incorporate the concept of the work triangle.

Since then, the kitchen has increasingly evolved from the purely utilitarian to the “heart of the home” space we’re familiar with today.

It’s not surprising then that kitchen-related technology, too, has come on in leaps and bounds.

Take, for example, benchtops. The myriad of surfaces available today truly beggars belief and it can be a daunting prospect to choose the right material, especially as each type has benefits—either aesthetic or practical—that make it stand out from the rest.

Natural stone or man-made surface

“If you’re looking for an all-round product that offers hard-wearing practicality with built-in good looks, it’s hard to go past an acrylic solid surface option,” says Murray Christensen of Laminex New Zealand.

“One of the best offerings in the market today is HI-MACS by LG Hausys, distributed exclusively in New Zealand through Laminex.”

HI-MACS material meets the highest standards for quality in all aspects: material performance, fabrication, functionality and hygiene.
HI-MACS material meets the highest standards for quality in all aspects: material performance, fabrication, functionality and hygiene.

The benefits of acrylic solid surface benchtops

“HI-MACS offers a visually seamless look, allowing for large areas without visible joints or edges, as well as sinks and basins. Furthermore, as a thermoformable material, HI-MACS can be shaped during fabrication into just about any shape—even down to a 6mm internal radius in some colours—giving total design freedom to create truly bespoke design schemes.

“Additionally, if hygiene and durability are of importance, HI-MACS can withstand usually abrasive cleaners without degrading, ensuring an hygienic surface for food preparation that adheres to all New Zealand food safe ratings.”

HI-MACS creates a visually seamless look, allowing large areas without joints or edges.
HI-MACS creates a visually seamless look, allowing large areas without joints or edges.

Colour and visual texture: make a statement in your kitchen

“Laminex New Zealand is excited to be offering an impressive range of top-selling decors—including six new finishes not previously available in New Zealand. The range includes a variety of sophisticated, marble, granite and concrete-like finishes, as well as boldly intense solid colours and ethereal translucents,” Murray says.

“The translucents are particularly design-focused as they can be teamed with lighting to create dramatic highlights, making them particularly suited to applications such as back-lit splashbacks and feature panels on kitchen islands.”

HI-MACS is thermoformable and can be fabricated to create a variety of shapes, with design possibilities for a wide range of applications.
HI-MACS is thermoformable and can be fabricated to create a variety of shapes, with design possibilities for a wide range of applications.

An all-purpose surface for both indoors and out

“HI-MACS is not just limited to kitchens—or even indoor applications—and can be used as a cladding material for walls and columns. It is also ideal for commercial and hospitality projects where it can be used to create reception desks, bars, sculptural elements and even outdoor furniture.

“As you would expect with such a versatile product, HI-MACS carries an impressive warranty—15 years—one of the longest warranties of any solid surface manufacturer in the New Zealand market.”

Learn more about specifying acrylic solid surfaces.

Laminex New Zealand

As the leading supplier of high quality surfaces in New Zealand, our portfolio features a range of locally-made and global products for benchtops, cupboards, walls and...

Recommended reading
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More than surface deep

More than surface deep

New Zealand company teams with international leader in solid surfaces.

Words by Justin Foote

In the mid-1920s a revolution swept the world that would forever change the way we viewed domestic architecture. I am, of course, referring to the Frankfurt Kitchen. The forerunner of today’s fitted kitchens, the Frankfurt Kitchen is widely believed to be the first design to incorporate the concept of the work triangle.

Since then, the kitchen has increasingly evolved from the purely utilitarian to the “heart of the home” space we’re familiar with today.

It’s not surprising then that kitchen-related technology, too, has come on in leaps and bounds.

Take, for example, benchtops. The myriad of surfaces available today truly beggars belief and it can be a daunting prospect to choose the right material, especially as each type has benefits—either aesthetic or practical—that make it stand out from the rest.

Natural stone or man-made surface

“If you’re looking for an all-round product that offers hard-wearing practicality with built-in good looks, it’s hard to go past an acrylic solid surface option,” says Murray Christensen of Laminex New Zealand.

“One of the best offerings in the market today is HI-MACS by LG Hausys, distributed exclusively in New Zealand through Laminex.”

HI-MACS material meets the highest standards for quality in all aspects: material performance, fabrication, functionality and hygiene.
HI-MACS material meets the highest standards for quality in all aspects: material performance, fabrication, functionality and hygiene.

The benefits of acrylic solid surface benchtops

“HI-MACS offers a visually seamless look, allowing for large areas without visible joints or edges, as well as sinks and basins. Furthermore, as a thermoformable material, HI-MACS can be shaped during fabrication into just about any shape—even down to a 6mm internal radius in some colours—giving total design freedom to create truly bespoke design schemes.

“Additionally, if hygiene and durability are of importance, HI-MACS can withstand usually abrasive cleaners without degrading, ensuring an hygienic surface for food preparation that adheres to all New Zealand food safe ratings.”

HI-MACS creates a visually seamless look, allowing large areas without joints or edges.
HI-MACS creates a visually seamless look, allowing large areas without joints or edges.

Colour and visual texture: make a statement in your kitchen

“Laminex New Zealand is excited to be offering an impressive range of top-selling decors—including six new finishes not previously available in New Zealand. The range includes a variety of sophisticated, marble, granite and concrete-like finishes, as well as boldly intense solid colours and ethereal translucents,” Murray says.

“The translucents are particularly design-focused as they can be teamed with lighting to create dramatic highlights, making them particularly suited to applications such as back-lit splashbacks and feature panels on kitchen islands.”

HI-MACS is thermoformable and can be fabricated to create a variety of shapes, with design possibilities for a wide range of applications.
HI-MACS is thermoformable and can be fabricated to create a variety of shapes, with design possibilities for a wide range of applications.

An all-purpose surface for both indoors and out

“HI-MACS is not just limited to kitchens—or even indoor applications—and can be used as a cladding material for walls and columns. It is also ideal for commercial and hospitality projects where it can be used to create reception desks, bars, sculptural elements and even outdoor furniture.

“As you would expect with such a versatile product, HI-MACS carries an impressive warranty—15 years—one of the longest warranties of any solid surface manufacturer in the New Zealand market.”

Learn more about specifying acrylic solid surfaces.

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