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UPSHOT: the latest surfaces are big on tactility and hard-working
technologies to make life (read: cleaning!) easier for you.
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what's new in surfaces?
"Texture can be an innovative design tool in creating a unique style and finish," says
Corinne Morup of e La minex Group. e new essastone Velvet range from La minex
offers an earthy feel in four fresh new colou rs (pictu red here is New Crystal Salt) or check
out Laminex's new palette of colours in its Freestyle range, which gives a seamless finish
with great stain and bacteria resistance. Acrylic and laminate benchtops a re still popular, a s
are granite surfaces with a brushed finish. It's hard to imagine a day when glass splashbacks
head off the style radar (they are so beautifully versatile), but some designers are opting for
large tiles (333 x 1000mm), which a re rectified with 1m m grout. Also, see MST Mediterranean
Ceramics' Porcela nosa range from Spain (p86) and, remember, texture is key.
Essastone's new range of quartz
surfaces includes this New Crystal Salt
colour from The Laminex Group.
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