Residential Texture Options for Formica® Laminate

Pairing the right texture with your Formica® Brand Laminate will help you enhance the look and feel of your new surface. Learn about the range of texture options available for countertops, cabinets, writable surfaces and much more.

White marble Quartzite Bianco laminate countertop with drinks and snacks

Surfaces with Just the Right Touch

All of our pattern-texture combinations have been carefully considered to bring out the most realistic aspects of the laminate pattern and help you create a memorable look for your space. As you learn about the different options, remember that some textures cross over into multiple application categories. You’ll find that each selection will highlight your chosen pattern or color in unique ways while remaining highly durable and easy to clean.

Textures for Woodgrain Laminates

Texture is a defining characteristic of natural wood. When selecting woodgrain laminate, there are two textures that will add realism to the look and feel of the surface. Complementing a woodgrain pattern with just the right finish will add warmth and distinction to any space.

Formica laminate surfaces showing the Natural Grain texture

Natural Grain (-NG)

With low luster and medium pore design, this even-textured woodgrain finish adds just the right amount of expression to your surface.

Formica woodgrain laminate surfaces showing the Pure Grain texture

Pure Grain (-PG)

The textured straight-grain pattern of this finish adds dimension and depth to standard-range woodgrain patterns. It’s ideal for oaks, ashes and other woodgrains with strong character and graining.

Textures for Stone Laminates 

High-resolution scanning technology makes it possible to achieve the drama of exotic marble, premium stones and quartz on laminate surfaces. There are three definitive textures available for stone laminates that create looks similar to what can be achieved with more expensive options.

Formica Laminate surfaces showing the Scovato texture

Scovato™ (-34)

This finish creates a low-gloss visual through its lightly textured, smooth-to-the-touch quality, evoking the appearance of honed stone.

Formica laminate surfaces showing the Etchings texture

Etchings™ (-46)

This softly polished and etched surface is dappled with highlights from tiny fractures and fissures reminiscent of those found in natural granite and stone.

Formica laminate countertops showing the Radiance texture

Radiance® (-RD)

As its name suggests, this texture’s 3D holographic facets refract and reflect light. It features a shimmering finish penetrated with texture.

Universal Textures

These finishes are available across the entire line of solid color Formica® Laminate. Using depth and light, these textures deepen the appearance of color and pattern, elevating the final look. They can create sophisticated mattes and versatile, hand-rubbed qualities — and there is one designed exclusively for 180fx® Laminate.

Formica laminate surfaces showing the Matte texture

Matte (-58)

This is our core texture available on all patterns, solids and woodgrains. It imparts a warm, pleasing effect that enhances the beauty of color and produces great clarity and depth for any application.

Formica Laminate surfaces showing the SatinTouch texture

SatinTouch™ (-11)

Exclusive to the 180fx® Laminate Collection, this luxe matte texture features a silky, smooth-to-the-touch feel. This option enriches select designs with a sleek feel and understated sheen.

Formica laminate surfaces showing the Artisan texture

Artisan™ (-43)

Reminiscent of the hand-rubbed, oiled finish craftsmen use to produce fine wood surfaces, this texture is ideal for any pattern, wood or stone selection.

Textures for Writable Surfaces

Formica® Writable Surfaces enable you to personalize any space in your home. These stylish options can give you and your family a blank canvas for doodles, notes and more, with the added benefit of being easy to maintain.

Formica Writable Surfaces showing the Gloss texture on a bedroom door and laundry cabinet

Gloss (-90)

The Gloss finish is ideal for applications that require maximum smoothness and light reflection. Use it to turn any Formica® Laminate into a dry-erase surface to add writable functionality to walls, cabinet doors and tabletops.

Formica Writable Surfaces showing the Chalkboard texture on a wall and bar backsplash

Chalkboard (-CK)

Skip the pitfalls of writable paint with a chalkboard finish perfect for walls and cabinet doors. This texture option is paired with Black ChalkAble™ laminate.

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