Questions & Answers

Is there an upcharge for special orders?

Yes. There is a slight upcharge for custom orders. Please check with your local distributor for pricing.

What is a special Custom Edges order?

Bevel Edge moldings with Wilsonart Laminate in a non-standard finish or pattern, or in performance laminates like Wilsonart Chemsurf? Chemical-Resistant Laminate or Wilsonart High Wear Laminate are considered special orders. Special orders require a 4 stick minimum.

How many profiles are there?

Laminate Bevel Edges are available in two styles?Snap Edge (SE) with tongue, and Flat Edge (FE) without tongue.
Wood Edges consist of three basic styles, KT-1, HT-1 & HT-11 (half-round, square and bevel) with Rounded Corner Wood Edges to match. Stocked species are Red Oak and Hard Maple.

What lengths are available?

Custom Edges are available in 12' lengths only.

What types of Wilsonart Custom Edges are available?

Bevel Edges are available in Wilsonart® Laminate and in solid wood.

Why is Custom Laminate more expensive than conventional laminate?

Custom Laminate is essentially a one-of-a-kind, hand-made product. Because of the additional time and processing required to produce each sheet, the product is more costly to make. Still, in many cases, it is a less expensive alternative to other customized or hand-rendered processes that are available.

What finishes are available?

Custom Laminate is standard in #60 and #90 finish. Optional finishes may be available; consult your local Wilsonart representative for details.

How long does it take to produce a sheet of Custom Laminate?

The Custom Laminate process incorporates several steps, including design approval and manufacturing. Normally, it takes four to six weeks from the receipt of an approved layout and sample for laminate to ship from our manufacturing plant.

Where would I use Wilsonart Custom Laminate?

Wherever you want to create unique effects, such as on signage, table tops, doors, custom furniture and retail fixtures. Custom Laminate is especially useful for incorporating corporate logos and graphics in a design scheme.

What is Wilsonart Custom Laminate?

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.

What is the minimum order for Graphic Imaging?

One sheet is the minimum order.

Are all laminate products available in the Graphic Image Process?

Standard Grade 174 and Vertical Grade 364 are available.

What size does Graphic Imaging laminate come in?

Lengths: 96", 120? and 144"; Widths: 36" and 48".

Where can Graphic Imaging be used?

This process is ideal for merchandise displays, wall murals, doors, custom furniture and panel systems, tabletops and highly detailed accent strips.

What is the Graphic Imaging?

Graphic Imaging is a full-color process whereby fabrics, paintings and other pictures are digitally reproduced by computer onto decorative paper to be used for lamination.

What is required for the development of a custom image?

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.


Are Decorative Metals available with a phenolic back?

Yes, all anodized aluminum (type 419) and decorative metal panels (type 416) are available with a phenolic back, except A-Look Mirror Metals (which have a thermoplastic core) and Galvalume® Steel. Phenolic-backed metals are non-forming and are notrecommended for cutting into decorative edging or strip applications.

Can Wilsonart Decorative Metals be postformed or radiused?

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.

What finishes are available?

Polished, mirror, patterned, matte, embossed and brushed are available for Anodized Aluminum.

Will heat effect the metal?

Yes. Extreme heat may mar the luster of the finish. Please inquire with the Wilsonart Product Quality Department for specific details.

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