James Latham has introduced Dekodur Architectural Metals to its product catalogue, a metal-surfaced laminate offering design flexibility…
Architectural Metals is the latest collection in the James Latham portfolio of products, and comprises of a range of high-pressure laminates with a real metal surface and phenolic paper backing. Lathams is the UK and Ireland’s largest and only fully-national stock-holding distributor for this innovative product range, which is a game-changer in material terms, addressing the longstanding challenge of successfully applying real metals as laminates.
The definition of style and sophistication, the visual appeal of the Architectural Metals range makes it ideal for use in luxury hospitality, high-end retail, marine and contemporary commercial interior schemes. In terms of options, there is a wide range to choose from. Highlights include the versatile Aluminium Collections, a wide array of sheets which comes in a range of different styles, from popular brushed metal and highly-reflective mirror finishes to toned-down fine matt and tactile, textured surfaces.
Beyond aluminium, the range comprises a Specialities Collection, which includes real copper and stainless-steel laminates, for a truly authentic-to-the-touch look and feel. Offering unrivalled design flexibility, the Architectural Metals range is fully customisable, and can be embossed, etched, and even specified with a writeable magnetic layer. Going further, there’s also a Unique Art Collection, which is hand-painted by artists using techniques that allow for repeatability.
The entire range is coated with special lacquer coat to withstand scuffs, cuts, chemical exposure and collision impact without showing any visible signs of wear and tear. Easy to fabricate, and formable, they are suitable for a variety of interior and furnishing applications, for example: wall panels, accent walls, reception desks, table tops, store fixtures and point-of-sale displays. Those surfaces featuring a polished finish are also anodised, so will not tarnish, ensuring they are fully protected and maintain their aesthetic appeal day-in-day-out.
From a sustainability perspective, Architectural Metals’ specially-manufactured Eco collection consist of pre-consumer materials (post-production, pre-consumer by-product metals) that are phenol-free and carbon neutral. The core is also made from 100 per cent biological secondary components, obtained from renewable sources and fully recyclable.
Distributed nationwide from Lathams’ 14 depots, a selection of Architectural Metals most popular styles are available to view on its new Digital Showroom. The introduction of the Architectural Metals range represents the next step in Lathams’ aim to be the most innovative and lowest-carbon materials distributor in the UK and Ireland, committed to sustainable design and construction.
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