Questions & Answers
Custom Laminate is actually manufacturing processes that allow the user to create one-of-a-kind laminate designs with as little as one sheet minimum order.
One sheet is the minimum order.
Wilsonart's Virtual Design Library is available in Product Types 362, 367, 372, and 377. Wilsonart x You (WxY) truly custom laminate is available in Product Types 174, 364, and 374.
Lengths: 96", 120" and 144"; Widths: 36", 48" and 60".
This process is ideal for merchandise displays, wall murals, doors, custom furniture and panel systems, tabletops, and highly detailed accent strips. It can be used in horizontal and vertical design applications.
Good, clean artwork is a necessity. Original digital artwork is required in most cases. Please see Wilsonart Formatting Guidelines at www.wilsonart.com/wilsonartxyou for complete instructions.
Yes, all anodized aluminum (Product Types 415, 419) are available with a phenolic back. Phenolic-backed metals are non-forming and are notrecommended for cutting into decorative edging or strip applications.
Postforming is not necessary, as heat will neither detract from nor add to the ability of the product to form. It may be cold radiused to a 3" inside or outside minimum. Smaller radii can fracture the surface of the anodic coating of the metal. This will not reduce the anodic protective characteristics.
Yes. Extreme heat may mar the luster of the finish. Please inquire with the Wilsonart Technical Services Department for specific details.
Yes. Depending upon the order quantity and adequate lead time for an order.
The decorative metals industry allows a two to three shade difference as an acceptable commercial standard.
Type 415 Decorative Metals have moderate variation from sheet to sheet and within each sheet.
Type 408 Decorative Metal laminates patterns, Hot Tin Roof, and Bronze Age will have extensive variation from sheet to sheet and within each sheet.
Yes. Depending upon order quantity required and adequate lead time allowed.
No, we do not recommend the decorative sheets as structural material due to the thinness of the aluminum.
Yes, custom sizing is available depending upon order quantity and sizes required.
As mentioned above, any tools that are used to fabricate High Pressure Laminates can be used to fabricate aluminum Decorative Metals. This includes all cutting devices with carbide-tipped blades or bits. It is recommended that when fabricating Decorative Metals, the cutting tool speed should be as high as possible and the feed speed of the blade or bit through the metal should be as slow as possible. Please remember to use an eye protection device.
Steel cutting tools are required for Galvalume S6501-414 Crystal Steel.
Galvalume offers a unique, faceted design for a variety of vertical applications. Steel requires special fabrication tools. Be sure to consult your tool manufacturer for their recommendations. Please note the facet size may vary.