New HardStop™ Decorative Protection Panels By Formica Group Offer Superior Protection for High-Demand Areas

High-performance, impact resistant panels with a class A fire rating for a variety of commercial settings

CINCINNATI (Jan. 28, 2019) — Formica Corporation introduces HardStop™ Decorative Protection Panels, a new line of high-performance wall panels featuring a fiberglass core for added durability, strength and fire resistance.

HardStop™ panels are an excellent solution for areas that demand superior protection and ease of maintenance and installation. The panels are available in the full spectrum of Formica® Brand colors, allowing for perfect color coordination with other Formica® Laminate products.

“Today’s commercial spaces need to be strong enough to stand up to the rigors of daily use, while also providing an inviting and beautiful décor,” said Renee Hytry Derrington, global design lead at Formica Corporation. “With HardStop™ panels, there is no trade-off between aesthetics and durability. It offers the highest level of fire protection and supreme durability, while allowing design professionals to create interiors that reflect the latest color and design trends.”

Strength meets style

Easy to install, HardStop™ Panels are designed to be applied directly to a variety of substrates, including drywall, bringing additional strength and style to vertical applications and settings. Examples include:

  • Healthcare – corridors, nurses’ stations, foyers, waiting rooms, patient rooms, labs and procedure rooms
  • Education – dorm rooms, classrooms, cafeterias, corridors, gyms, daycare centers and restrooms
  • Restaurants, supermarkets and retail – transaction counter fronts, drink stations and back-of-house prep areas
  • Offices – break rooms and reception areas
  • Airports/mass transit – wainscoting and jetways
  • Others – elevators, recreation vehicles, ambulances and stairwells

HardStop™ Decorative Protection Panels may be installed using a selection of seam treatments. Formica Group offers a variety of anodized aluminum trims that come in five profiles for any application: inside corner, outside corner, division bar, end cap and corner guard. All trim profiles are available in five anodized colors including Clear Anodized, Champagne, Light Bronze, Dark Bronze and Black. Color-coordinated 100 percent silicone or acrylic caulk may also be used as seam treatments.

HardStop™ Decorative Protection Panels are priced from $5 to $6 per square foot. To learn more, visit www.formica.com/hardstop.

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 www.formica.com 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.

Please Note: Formica®, Formica® Surfaces. For Real®, and the Formica® Anvil Logo, are registered trademarks of The Diller Corporation. 1-800-FORMICA™ and HardStop™ are trademarks of The Diller Corporation. All rights reserved. ©2019 The Diller Corporation. A member of the Fletcher Building Group. 

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