Product watch: Shinnoki from James Latham

James Latham has announced the launch of Decospan’s Shinnoki range of veneered panels  – this new collection combines cool and contemporary timber decors with an almost unmatched degree of strength and resistance…

lobby with dark wood veneer walls behind rock form of desk and plants

Exclusive to James Latham in the UK and Ireland, the new Shinnoki collection showcases the kind of beauty only real wood can bring. Manufactured with a real wood veneer, bonded to a 100 per cent sustainable MDF core, the pre-finished boards are manufactured with the highest levels of care, craftsmanship and attention to detail. Shinnoki 4.0 comprises 18 different styles, within six distinctive collections, to suit almost any taste – starting with the subtle, lighter-coloured ‘Washed Stone’ and ‘Pure Natural’ through to the darker-hued ‘Sultry Browns’ and ‘Luscious Blacks’.

dark wood veneer used wrapped around a counter and bar area with gold contrast details

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With the authentic look and feel of full-bodied timber, every Shinnoki panel is treated with Decospan’s signature six-layer varnishing technique, meaning they are scratch-proof and water-resistant, able to withstand the demands of busy interior environments. The addition of a subtle, super matt coating and a deep brushing also makes the material soft to the touch whilst enhancing the texture of each grain. The full range includes matching panels, veneers and edge banding, ensuring complete consistency. Not only that, they’re made using Decospan’s proprietary MixMatch technology to create a uniform surface, with a linear grain effect, using only the choicest cuts of veneer to never compromise on quality.

boutique change rooms in white and cream and pink shop interior with arches and curved light wood veneer surfaces

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Suitable for a wide variety of consumer and commercial applications, now including horizontal use, it can be specified for walls and ceilings as well as furniture, from kitchen cabinetry to standalone pieces. Crucially, from a fabrication point of view, the product offers that real timber look and feel, with the added benefit of lighter weight, greater consistency and easier machining. It’s taking ready-to-use veneered panels to the next level, with a product that truly combines luxury and functionality.

seating and bar in a cafe with green signage and plants and a green and wood veneered surface and wall treatment from James Latham

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The fact that every panel already comes brushed, stained and lacquered means it requires no additional finishing. This alone offers the potential for buyers to achieve significant savings and efficiencies, whether on a large-scale residential development or on a busy furniture production line. No longer is hand treatment the only way to achieve the perfect finish on wood panels. Even better, it’s incredibly easy to install,and low-maintenance, simply cleaned with a dry or damp cloth, providing further reassurance to homeowners, facility managers and cleaning contractors alike of Shinnoki’s quality and durability.

view down a hallway with glass wall on one side and wood veneer on the other side with orange chair at the end of the corridor

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Finally, each panel comes with a guarantee that all the timber used in production has come from responsibly managed, FSC-certified forests. Furthermore, Shinnoki is only produced using wind and solar energy, guaranteeing a carbon-neutral material from cradle to gate. Panels are 2790 x 1240 x 19mm, composed of two layers of veneer and an MDF core, available exclusively from James Latham in the UK and Ireland in packs of 25 sheets.

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