Wilsonart® reveals the expansion of its Quartz, Solid Surface and THINSCAPE collections (2023)

New designs deliver your vision with leading surface innovation for residential and commercial spaces

| Source: Art Wilson

TEMPLE, Texas, May 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- From a new natural matte finish to beautiful dark stone designs and modern concrete styles,Art Wilson, a world leader in engineered surfaces, combines beauty and performance with new surface offerings designed to deliver your vision. Nature-inspired, real-world-ready surfaces deliver high-impact style and performance for residential and commercial environments. New designs in three collections includingWilsonart® Quartz,Wilsonart® solid surface, eWilsonart® THINSCAPE® Performance Shirts, offers the best portfolio of offers for all tastes, spaces and budgets.

“With 19 new designs across three collections, Wilsonart is focused on providing options that will deliver your vision with surfaces you love, service you can count on and people who care. Through the power of engineering and ingenuity, our designers drew inspiration from nature to create innovative surfaces that bring spaces to life and meet every functional, aesthetic and financial need," said Danielle Mikesell, Global Vice President of Marketing and Design at Wilsonart "The new designs are suitable for any environment and are ready to inspire tactile perfection and unique design possibilities."

New designs in each collection include:

Wilsonart Quartz
Snow resting on frozen branches. Ethereal clouds on the sea horizon. Wilsonart Quartz reflects extraordinary scenes from nature like never before with 10 new designs inspired by the world around us. With looks ranging from soapstone to the coveted rare beauty of deep-veined Calacatta marbles, these new styles offer an elegant, calm look perfect for any space. Reflecting current home trends, the expanded Quartz collection also includes a new natural matte finish that will be available on select portfolio designs. Plans include:

  • Terlingua (Q6024) -Terlingua is a whitish quartz with a slightly sandy bottom and short warm brown veins throughout the pattern.
  • Santo Angelo (Q6025) -San Angelo is a light gray quartz with a slightly sandy bottom and short, fine warm brown veins throughout.
  • Calacatta Marliana (Q4066) -Calacatta Marliana has large-scale warm gray veins running diagonally across the plate, occasionally edged with light brown tones. Thin veins in cool gray and golden brown run through the light white background of this design.
  • Calacatta Olympos (Q4067) -Calacatta Olympos consists of a cool white background offset by long, thin cool gray and brown veins that extend and converge throughout. Occasionally, pale gray pools appear along the length, giving Calacatta a unique appearance.
  • Nova Serrana (Q4068) -Nova Serrana is a charcoal gray design reminiscent of oiled soapstone. The dark mottled background is crossed by long, thin veins of deep black and faded veins of soft white. This design is only available in a natural matte finish.
  • Newfoundland (Q4069) -Terra Nova is a light, neutral background accented by large-scale organic surfaces from bright white to tau gold that disappear in and out of the design. These streaks occasionally break open to expose small, whitish-colored puddles. Terra Nova is only available in a natural matte finish.
  • Kastoria (Q4071) -Kastoria consists of a bright white background with dense broken surfaces of large-scale blue-gray veins. Smooth, short gray-brown veins also occasionally occur.
  • Alvarado (Q4072) -Alvarado contains a slightly mottled off-white background, adorned with short, small-scale veins ranging from brown to warm grey.
  • Victoria Mist (Q4073) -Victoria Mist is a brilliant white quartz that is slightly translucent. Long, thin gray veins run across the entire slab, creating a convincing marble look.
  • Sea Ice (Q1024) -Bright solid white.

Wilsonart Quartz offers incredible strength and versatility, allowing design professionals and homeowners alike to reimagine their style story without boundaries. Maintains its shine even in the most used areas. All Wilsonart quartz designs are extremely durable, easy to maintain and clean, and stain resistant. Wilsonart Quartz also recently received the Declare Seal from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), which details the sanitary composition of building products to inform consumers about the safety of the products they use every day. For more information on Wilsonart Quartz, visithttps://www.wilsonart.com/quartz.

Wilsonart solid surface
The Wilsonart Solid Surface collection captures the movements and nuances of nature in six modern new designs. Blurring the lines between manufactured and natural materials, the collection's dynamic designs take realism to a new level, providing the look and feel of authentic marble, concrete and stone with a scale, definition and variation you won't find anywhere else. New hues range from warm taupes, charcoal grays and metallic powders to a full range of cool, bright, smooth whites. Capturing the look of concrete, the new Masoned Concrete imbues a patina of comfort and touch with its smooth linear movement. To add a relaxing and transformative nature that will give a creative touch to enhance your decor is the new Calacatta Perlato. The design's soft, pearlescent silver and gold veins seem to dance in the light. Plans include:

  • Cannon Beach (9250SS) -Cannon Beach is a warm gray color that contains a very fine matrix of transparent and occasional brown particles that impart a deeper tone-on-tone effect to the gray background.
  • Fresh Basalt (9251SS) -Cool Basalt is a dark gray design. Small, transparent and fine gray particles give a slightly tactile appearance.
  • Concrete Masonry (9252SS) -Masoned Concrete has smooth, large-scale linear movement in various shades of warm gray that run laterally across the slab. A series of fine to small transparent particles deepen tones and give a textured effect reminiscent of concrete.
  • Concreto Basal (9254SS) -Basalt Concrete has smooth, large-scale linear movement in varying shades of dark gray that extend laterally across the slab. An array of fine to tiny transparent particles adds depth. The overall effect looks textured and reminiscent of dark, cold concrete.
  • Calacatta Pearl (9913SS) -Calacatta Perlato is a warm white, translucent, large-scale pattern with pearlescent veins of silver and gold that vary in appearance depending on the viewing angle of the slab.
  • Carbon Marble (9914SS) -Carbone Marmo contains an anthracite gray background with a dense matrix of very fine white and carbon particles, complemented by an ultra-fine silver metallic powder. Light gray veins cross the slab diagonally and are sometimes fragmented by smooth vertical veins. The appearance of this design is reminiscent of dark soapstone.

Virtually seamless and pore-free, Wilsonart Solid Surface products are naturally resistant to fading, heat and most stains and will not support the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria - making them ideal for use in residential and commercial kitchens, bathrooms , laundries and much more . These surfaces are also durable, repairable and thermoformable and can be easily cleaned with just soap and water. For more information on Wilsonart Solid Surface, visithttps://www.wilsonart.com/solid-surfaces.

Art Wilson THINSCAP performance uppers
Following the growing demand for its ultra-thin European-style countertops, Wilsonart is adding three stone designs – Soluna, Sea Line Mist and Pietra Noir – to its THINSCAPE Performance Tops collection. With a subtle and sophisticated movement, the new offerings range from neutral tones to beautiful dark stone finishes, usually exclusively in natural stone or premium materials. Plans include:

  • Left (TS511)- Soluna is a textured white marble stone with refined veins of warm copper. This design has a Luster finish with a semi-gloss shine and a smooth surface.
  • Marine Line Mist (TS315)- Sea Line Mist is a light gray quartzite stone with organic directional movement and warm quartz crystal tones. This design has a sandblasted finish that creates a smooth, lightly textured, ultra-matte surface.
  • Black Stone (TS405)- Pietra Noir is a black marble with elegant transverse white veins. It also features a Luster finish, which provides a semi-gloss shine and smooth surface.

Wilsonart THINSCAPE performance tops offer a minimalist style that blends well with modern spaces, blending on-trend aesthetics with everyday durability. Performance is not sacrificed in the seat's sleek and stylish profile. Instead, it offers exceptional durability with impact, heat, scratch, and moisture resistance. THINSCAPE Performance countertops are ideal for kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops, laundry countertops and commercial applications in hospitality, office and retail environments. For more information on THINSCAPE Performance Shirts, visithttps://www.wilsonart.com/thinscape.

“At Wilsonart, we are constantly innovating and expanding our offerings,” added Mikesell. "This release brings new colors, new textures and a whole new range of motion that expands the possibilities of surfaces."

For more information about Wilsonart®Home Products, visitwww.Wilsonart.com.

About to Wilsonart
Wilsonart, a world leader in engineered surfaces, is driven by a mission to create surfaces people love, with service they can trust, delivered by people who care. The company manufactures and distributes high pressure laminate, coordinated TFL and edgebanding, quartz, solid surface, epoxy and other decorative surfaces designed for use in office, education, healthcare, home, hospitality and retail markets. Developed by Wilsonart®, Arborita®, Bushboard, Durcon®, KML, Laminart®, Mermaid, NEW SHEET, Polish®, Ralf Wilson®, Resopal®, Costa®, Technistone®, e Wetwallbrands, the company is constantly redefining decorative surfaces through improved performance and award-winning designs.

For more information visitwww.wilsonart.com, or connect with us atFacebook,Houzz,pinterest,Instagram,Twitter,LinkedIn, eYouTube.

Kate Cremin
LC Williams & Associates
(312) 565-4611

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(Video) We Installed This Brand New QUARTZ COUNTERTOP and We Had to TEAR IT OUT!!!

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What is Thinscape countertops? ›

THINSCAPE® Performance Tops are elegantly crafted with hundreds of super-fine layers to provide maximum density and strength. Just ½-inch thick and created without a substrate, these countertops are engineered to stand up to everyday use with sleek sophistication and unprecedented style.

Is Thinscape laminate? ›

Thinscape. If you're looking for something in between laminate and manufactured stone, Thinscape might be an option. Made from a 1/2 inch base, Thinscape mimics the look of marble, granite, and quartz surfaces but at a cheaper cost.

How thick is the thinscape? ›

Product Composition Wilsonart® THINSCAPE™ Performance Tops are a composite material, made up of papers and resins to achieve an overall thickness of ½”.

What size are Thinscape sheets? ›

EDITING NOTE: THINSCAPE™ slabs are available the following sizes: 30 inches by 10 feet, 30 inches by 12 feet, 5 feet by 10 feet, and 5 feet by 12 feet.

Does thinscape feel like stone? ›

Looks great. Install was easy. Cuts with carbide tip tools but feels like stone.

How do you clean Thinscape countertops? ›

To clean the surface, use a damp cloth or sponge and a mild soap or detergent. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, and wipe dry. Difficult stains such as coffee or tea can be removed using a mild household cleaner/detergent and a soft bristled brush, repeating as necessary.

What is the difference between Formica and Wilsonart? ›

The truth is, laminate, Formica®, and Wilsonart® are basically the same; laminate is the material while Formica® and Wilsonart® are the brand names. Both brands come in a wide range of colors and patterns and are widely marketed for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, and bar counters.

Is Thinscape water proof? ›

All are water-resistant, impact-resistant, stain-resistant, and easy to maintain in the kitchen.

Can you cut Thinscape countertop? ›

Recommend cutting in stages of 1/8” (4mm) depth increments. Always use a router bit cut to finish final cut into the radius corners. Dry fit vanity or sink to ensure proper fit. Clean Wilsonart® THINSCAPE® Performance Tops and vanity/sink flange with denatured alcohol.

Should I get quartz or quartzite? ›

While quartzite is harder than quartz (and therefore slightly more scratch-resistant), it will crack with greater ease. This can turn into a massive expense. Both materials will withstand heat beyond what you'd be likely to subject them to. To put it simply, quartz countertop care is a significantly easier affair.

Can you put quartz over existing countertops? ›

Nearly any type of counter can be overlaid, as long as it is strong enough to support the overlay: tile, laminate, stainless steel, granite, quartz, concrete, and wood.

How much does thinscape weigh? ›

Color FamilyBlackBlack Amani
Countertop FinishSatinIn-Stock
Countertop UseBar, Bathroom, Kitchen, Laundry Room, OfficeColor/Pattern Consistent, Heat Resistant, Impact Resistant, Prefab, Scratch Resistant, Stain Resistant
KitWithout KitEngineered Composite Countertop
MaterialEngineered Composite52 lb
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Is a laminate sheet a countertop? ›

Laminate countertop material is a low-cost, durable alternative to solid surface and quartz countertops. Another advantage of laminate is that you can do it yourself. With particle board, contact cement adhesive and sheets of laminate countertop material, you can make your own countertops.

How thick is Formica solid surface? ›

Standard Sizes and Thicknesses: Formica® Solid Surfacing - Surell® sheets are available in: ● Thicknesses of 6mm, 12mm and 18mm (nominal) ● Width of 760mm ● Lengths of 3,050mm or 3,680mm Not all patterns are routinely stocked in all sizes and thickness.

What is the thickness of Wilsonart laminate? ›

Thickness range- 1/8” to 1”. Product Composition Decorative surface papers impregnated with melamine resins are pressed over kraft paper core sheets impregnated with phenolic resin. These sheets are then bonded at pressures greater than 1000 pounds per square inch at temperatures approaching 300°F (149°C).

What is the hardest stone for countertops? ›

Quartz takes first place in terms of durability. Made of crushed quartz stone mixed with polymers and resin, this artificially engineered stone countertop is an extremely durable surface that resembles natural stone.

What is the fake stone countertop called? ›

Engineered stone, often referred to in the countertop industry as quartz, is a composite material made of crushed stone bound together by an adhesive.

Does quartz really look like marble? ›

Quartz is an engineered stone that is not only beautiful and durable but also represents great value for money. In fact, some quartz countertops are designed to mimic the look of luxurious marble so convincingly that it's hard to tell the difference.

Does Thinscape stain? ›

It will give you a seamless look that is. relatively inexpensive, durable, AND it's stain and germ. resistant!

Can I use Windex on my countertop? ›

Clean the counters

Use a multi-surface cleaner such as Windex® Multi-Surface Disinfectant Cleaner to clean and shine countertops made of sealed granite, sealed marble, Corian®, Formica® and more. For a gentle clean that also works on a variety of surfaces, try Windex® Vinegar Glass Cleaner.

Can I use Dawn to clean my countertops? ›

Regular Dawn or other dish soaps work well. Do use a soft cloth. No special tools needed here: a soft cloth will help remove all grime and dirt without damaging countertops.

What are alternatives to Wilsonart? ›

Wilsonart's competitors
  • Wilsonart.
  • CETIH.
  • STARK Group.
  • Dexco.
  • Derome.

Does anyone use Formica countertops anymore? ›

In the 1950s it was actually considered a luxury item. However, by the 1970s consumers no longer wanted a synthetic material. Today Formica and Wilsonart are the two most popular brands of laminate countertops.

Is there a laminate that looks like quartz? ›

Wilsonart HD laminate offers you the high-end look of quartz, granite or butcher block, without the high-end price tag—or maintenance.

Can Thinscape be used in a shower? ›

Because it has antimicrobial protection and a waterproof core, it is perfect for wet environments, including your shower. They can stand up to routine wear and tear without requiring a lot of maintenance.

What is the warranty on Thinscape? ›

Wilsonart LLC (“Wilsonart”) warrants to the original consumer purchaser for one (1) year after date of purchase (“Warranty Period”) that, under normal use and service, Wilsonart® THINSCAPE™ Performance Tops are free from manufacturing defects and conform to published specifications.

Do quartz countertops show water spots? ›

Just like every other countertop, quartz is vulnerable to stains, including water stains. If not taken care of properly, they can cause severe damage to quartz countertops. It is essential to take the time to remove hard water stains as soon as they occur.

Can you cut solid surface countertops yourself? ›

Unlike many other countertop materials, cutting and carving solid surface is relatively easy, and most comparable to cutting hardwood, but without the risk of hitting knots and inconsistencies or splintering/cracking the material.

What is the best method to cut countertops? ›

To cut through laminate countertops, you can use a hand saw, but a circular saw makes the job much quicker. Because a circular saw can produce jagged edges and chip the laminate, your best bet is to lay the laminate face-side down and cut from the back to the front.

Can you put hot pans on quartz? ›

Quartz kitchen countertops are heat resistant and can protect against the spread of fire. However, extra caution should be taken as the countertops can get damaged from exposure to excess heat. Ensure you use heat protectors such as coasters, hot pads and trivets to protect the countertops from heat damage.

What's more expensive quartz or quartzite? ›

Quartz is more budget-friendly than quartzite, but it is still considered a high-end countertop material and can cost more than natural stone. However, when comparing quartz and quartzite, quartzite is the more expensive option.

Is quartz cheaper than granite? ›

Generally, quartz is less expensive than granite, but many factors influence the total price of a project. In this article, we'll look at the differences between natural granite stone and engineered quartz stone and the factors that affect pricing so you can determine which material is best for your design project.

What to avoid putting in quartz countertops? ›

Harsh, abrasive cleaners, pads, and sponges should be avoided since they can permanently harm countertops. Scrubbing too hard can leave a dull surface or cause superficial scratches. Oven cleansers, grill cleaners, paint removers, dishwashing detergent, and other high pH cleaners should not be used on quartz surfaces.

Why not to buy quartz countertops? ›

Con: Heat Resistance

Quartz countertops are somewhat heat resistant, but at very high temperatures the resins that bind the quartz crystals may discolor. If heat resistance is a top priority for you, a natural stone countertop may be a better choice, although stone surfaces can also be damaged by excessive heat.

What is Dekton countertops? ›

Dekton is a type of quartz, or man-made quartz, which is considered one of the most durable and low-maintenance countertop materials on the market. While conventional quartz products are extremely durable, Dekton may be taking quartz toughness to another level.

What are solid surface countertops? ›

Solid surface, like quartz, is a manufactured product that combines natural elements with resins and pigments. Solid surface countertops use mineral dust (often from marble waste) and a mix of resins and pigments to create a non-porous material that can be installed with virtually no seams.

What is composite counter top? ›

Composite worktops are made from two or more materials combined together (usually quartz crystals and acrylic materials mixed with colour pigments, polymer resin and bonding agents). This combines the benefits of various materials together, giving you a durable and versatile material at an affordable price.

Which is better laminate or solid surface countertops? ›

Laminate breaks down with heavy use. It does not do well in high-moisture environments. It can harbor bacteria once it is scratched open. Solid surface, on the other hand, is made for high use and/or high-moisture environments.

How much more expensive is quartz than laminate? ›

For the material alone, laminate countertops cost between $25 and $35 per square foot. Quartz will cost $40 per square foot for entry-level materials, $50 to $75 for mid-tier, and $80 to $100 for the best of the best.

What are the pros and cons of solid surface countertops? ›

They're easy to clean, and scratches can easily be sanded and buffed out. What are the disadvantages of a solid surface countertop? Some disadvantages of solid surface countertops are that they are not heat- or chemical-resistant, meaning they can get discolored, damaged, or scorched.

Do you need to seal solid surface countertops? ›

Solid countertop materials are non-porous and do not require sealing. With minimal effort, you can easily maintain a hygienic surface in your home. For regular, everyday cleaning, homeowners can wipe down these surfaces with a soft cloth, dish soap, and water to keep them looking good as new.

Is Formica the same as solid surface? ›

The Formica name is one that is widely known and respected in laminate countertops and has developed an equally respected reputation for solid surface countertops.

How thick is a quartz countertop? ›

Quartz comes in two standard thicknesses. You will often be able to select between 2cm thick and 3cm thick. While it may be possible to find other thicknesses for custom jobs, this can add to the cost and complexity of your installation.

Is thicker laminate better? ›

Thicker laminate will definitely offer more stability and strength, so if a little extra cost is not an issue, thicker laminate is definitely worth it. It's also the better option if your subfloor isn't as sturdy, such as an old creaking wood subfloor.

What is the best laminating thickness? ›

Basically, the more sturdy you would like your finished printed piece to be, the thicker the laminate you would choose. However, if your printed piece is to be folded, it is usually best to use a laminate film thickness of 3mil or less.

What is Wilsonart laminate made of? ›

Wilsonart® Solid Surface products are manufactured with acrylic resins, fire-retardant fillers, and proprietary coloring agents that create uniform color throughout the surface thickness.

What is the most waterproof countertop? ›

The Marine Finish is the most durable finish in the wood countertop industry; it is waterproof, requires minimal maintenance, and does not require refinishing.

How do you cut a countertop without chipping the Formica? ›

We therefore recommend cutting from the back of the sheet (far from you) to the front (towards you), with the laminated side down, to avoid chipping the laminate. If you are installing your sheet as a countertop or on top of other furniture, leave the curves and the corners out.

What looks like quartz but is cheaper? ›

Check out this list of the six best quartz countertop alternatives.
  • Countertop Alternative – Solid Surface. Solid surface countertops are great because they're easily customizable and often made to order. ...
  • Marble Countertop. ...
  • Granite Countertops. ...
  • Soapstone Countertop. ...
  • Butcher Block Countertop. ...
  • Stainless Steel Countertop.
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Is solid surface cheaper than quartz? ›

Generally, however, quartz countertops are more expensive than solid surfaces due to the premium quality of materials in their composition. Solid surface countertops are relatively cheaper when compared to premium stone countertops like granite, marble, and quartz.

Which is cheaper granite or quartz? ›

Generally, quartz is less expensive than granite, but many factors influence the total price of a project. In this article, we'll look at the differences between natural granite stone and engineered quartz stone and the factors that affect pricing so you can determine which material is best for your design project.

What is solid surface countertop made of? ›

What is a Solid Surface Countertop Made of? Solid surface materials are composed of mineral dust combined with acrylic, resins, and pigments. The mineral dust used to create solid surface countertops is typically derived from marble. This mixture melts upon heating and is then put into a mold to define its shape.

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