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Why has Wilsonart decided to develop an antimicrobial laminate?

At Wilsonart, we are continually enhancing the beauty and performance of our surfaces. The development of this antimicrobial protection is a natural extension of already robust Wilsonart® HD® Laminate product benefits. 

 


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.


What finishes are available?

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


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.


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.


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 all of the profiles available locally?

Many Wilsonart distributors and regional warehouses stock the Bevel Edge profiles in the most popular Wilsonart Laminate designs. Non-stock options can be ordered through your Wilsonart distributor.


Are custom wood species available?

Yes. Wood moldings can be ordered in cherry, white oak, white birch and black ash. There is a ten-stick minimum order per species and style and a four to six week lead time. Pricing for special species is determined on an order by order basis.


Does the #90 finish improve scratch resistance?

Yes. Type 390-90 offer the added value of improved scratch resistance to a chemical-resistant surface.


How do you fabricate rounded corners?

The Rounded Corner Wood Edges are made specifically for this application and can be matched with our Solid Wood Edge profiles. RHT-1 and RHT11 rounded corners are available in 2" radii in Red Oak and Hard Maple; RKT-1 rounded corners are available in 2", 4" and 6" radii in Red Oak and Hard Maple. Methods of fabrication are shown in the Custom Edges Fabrication Manual, BR1515.


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