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Formica Group Celebrates 110th Anniversary in 2023

The first and original inventors of laminate, we are commemorating our history and future throughout the year.

When selecting HPL, look no further than Formica® Laminate. We're the inventors of laminate and offer an unrivalled range of on-trend colours, patterns and woodgrains in addition to premium and innovative surfacing solutions.

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Homapal distributed by Formica Group

Original inventors of laminate, Formica Group are now a lead distributor of Homapal metal laminates. Homapal are a leading global manufacturer of real metal laminates and magnetic boards, offering solutions with almost unlimited scope for creativity and customisation.
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The Formica Group Showroom

The first and original: Formica Group invented high pressure laminates in 1913. As a celebration of the company’s 110-year heritage, ‘The Showroom’ promises to take visitors on an exciting journey back in time, telling the story of the company, the revolutionary new material it invented and the Formica® brand's fascinating and colourful past.
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Commercial Interiors

Premium and speciality laminates for commercial interiors. High pressure laminate is a stylish, versatile and durable surfacing material used for multiple applications including interior doors, contract furniture, shopfitting, wall panelling and washroom environments.

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Home Products

Kitchen worktops, splashbacks and upstands for your home. The latest innovations in design and manufacturing capabilities make laminate a hard-wearing, durable surface choice, with a style for any kitchen environment.

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Aqua Bar and Grill, Bromley

Bespoke tables featuring Formica® Laminate in classic Calacatta Marble and Ferro Grafite Satin Marble are finished with gold aluminium trim, creating sleek, stylish and durable furniture design pieces. The toned-down colour choices allow the vivid colours used elsewhere in the project to really stand out.
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Old Meets New

Whilst good design is about creating a balance between aesthetics and functionality, great design evokes emotions. Historic architecture and interior design represent a place in time that people connect with; a historic building has charm whilst modern designs have the ability to inspire.
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Furniture for Sense Charity

Design studio Dual Works collaborated with international charity Sense, who support people living with complex disabilities. The project involved working with the Early Intervention Team to design, make and install a range of custom furniture items such as a colourful activity centre, accessories and mobile houses, for children to play, relax and learn.
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Laminate… it’s made of paper!

One ongoing misconception is that laminate is made of plastic. However, the primary material used to create our decorative laminates is naturally occurring sustainably sourced paper.
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Available Laminate Textures

The importance of texture in design is paramount and the way in which you use texture can determine the way a space feels. Discover the available finishes across our ranges.
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