The wood aesthetic is often incorporated into a space in the floors or in ornate coffered ceilings or exposed beams, but it can also make an impact as an accent wall or wall covering. As biophilic design trends remain strong, architects and designers continue their search for solutions to deliver the sought-after wood look and feel into interiors in new and exciting ways. This issue of AP ProductWire has gathered a few products that will help to do just that—from seamless wood-looking surfaces to beautiful panels rich with tone and texture, and a more modern and artistic vibe, there are plenty of options available to help create very different wood-accented worlds.
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Available in a broad selection of rich woodgrains, SkyPly Hardwood Plywood offers a wide variety of options, including hand-graded hardwood veneer faces sorted into a range of species, types of veneer cuts and matches. They can be paired with a wide range of core options engineered for different applications.
Rooted Collection is Durasein’s latest texture of solid surface materials featuring a merger of nature and technology. Created to mimic the warmth and visual texture of wood, the collection is made up of three colors, the first being Hickory.
Smith & Fong’s six new adventure-inspired wall and ceiling panels depict a unique, luxury aesthetic for high-end hospitality, commercial or residential environments. Durapalm’s range of carved wall and ceiling panels—comprised of Ironwood, Tonga, Manali, Agra, Goa and Malabar—are made in the U.S., with both imported and domestic materials.
DuChateau offers a full range of fine hardwood and vinyl plank flooring as well as hardwood wallcoverings sold through the DuChateau and Atelier series brands. The flagship hardwood series features eight collections engineered from European Oak, as well as European and American Walnut trees.
JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa brings modern luxury to Central Florida. The lighting designers specified Williams’ adaptable portfolio of luminaires, complimenting the design style to give spa guests a relaxing getaway. This is a destination people go to feel rejuvenated, with luxurious accommodations. Williams’ diverse collection of luminaires are tailored to suit even the most refined hospitality style.
Maxxon offers a Moisture Mitigation solution without the issues of sourcing an epoxy coating. Maxxon Commercial is a single component, zero VOC, E96-compliant, moisture blocking primer. Moisture vapor emissions through a concrete slab can contribute to costly flooring failures and significant delays in construction schedules. With no shotblast requirement on a clean, open slab and a dry time of less than an hour per coat, MVP One Primer is designed to provide a rapid turnaround over new or renovated concrete slabs.
With the introduction of EN-V by Dri-Design, the company aims to restore the true meaning of “value" in value engineering. Without cheapening the metal panel system, the company has optimized its processes to deliver cost savings without sacrificing performance or longevity. EN-V is a surprisingly economical and tested, architectural, dry-joint, pressure-equalized rainscreen system. The product doesn’t compromise on aesthetics either, as it is available in dozens of standard colors as well as custom color-matching capabilities that make the possibilities nearly endless.
When the performance of metal is required but the look of wood is desired, Petersen’s wood grain finishes are ready to dazzle. Petersen’s PAC-CLAD wood grain patterns will convince the casual observer that metal is actually wood. A lineup of 16 wood grain patterns ensures creative design and flexibility to deliver a finishing touch to any project.
We’re just weeks away from the opening of our new mill, where we’ll be rolling the world’s largest HSS in sizes up to 22" square, with walls up to 1" thick. State-of-the-art mill technology like quick-change rollers and a fully automated inventory warehouse will help give us the shortest lead times in the industry, and the new jumbo sizes will give builders the tools to go bigger, wider and taller than ever before with strong, efficient HSS. Initial orders are already booked, but you can check out our site to learn more and start planning big things today.
Let guests and residents find their comfort zone. LG Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems offer installation choices and performance for modern comfort. And when paired with the LG MultiSITE Connectivity Suite, you get easy-to-use system control and information for multi-unit buildings.
The Suite also works with top occupancy-based energy management systems, and can be installed wired or wirelessly. Plus, we offer the simplicity of integrating into your existing IP infrastructure without information or capacity loss.
When hygiene is top of mind, Bobrick’s touch-free SureFlo Automatic Soap Dispenser delivers. For a safe restroom where patrons always have access to soap, SureFlo is easily top-filled with bulk soap—instead of costly, labor-intensive proprietary cartridges that increase risk of stockouts. Meanwhile, the dispenser’s Electronic Activation System eliminates contact between the patron and dispenser, preventing cross-contamination. Support hygiene and save.