Lathams all set for Surface Design Show 2015

The UK’s biggest independent decorative panel distributor James Latham, is all set for Surface Design Show 2015 (stand number: 206) where it will unveil a number of exciting new products which are certain to create plenty of interest among visiting Architects and Interior Designers. The surfaces on show will include:


With almost 100 colours in the portfolio, HI-MACS® solid surface is a highly versatile and extremely durable material which can be easily machined and thermoformed to almost any 3D-shape imaginable, offering endless design possibilities and producing a surface that is flowing, functional and visually seamless. Architects and interior designers can download the full range of HI-MACS® colours in CAD software-compatible format by clicking on


A revolutionary new wood material, Luminoso wood panels transmit light, allowing designers to create visually stunning effects. The special process utilises fibre optics that allow natural or artificial light to be transmitted. When the panel is unlit it appears to be a solid piece of wood as the fibre optics are only visible upon very close inspection but once illuminated, all kinds of impactful and eye-catching effects can be achieved. Customised designs, logos and images can be incorporated and even ‘movable’ images can be transmitted.


James Latham will be showing a number of new additions to its already extensive range of Egger decors. With the growing popularity of textured wood grain frontals and panels, six new textures have been added to its market leading ZOOM collection. The panels have a deeper and more natural texture, giving a look and feel that is almost exactly like solid wood or veneer. Plus, they also offer colour consistency over the lifetime of the furniture as well as being hard-wearing and low-maintenance.

Natural Touch

Part of the Kronodesign range, Natural Touch is the first ‘embossed-in-register’ melamine board where the grain texture precisely matches the surface finish. Natural Touch can be used for cladding walls, building furniture, creating fixtures as well as making striking punctuations to spaces and surfaces and the versatility of this product has made it particularly popular within the shop fitting and hospitality sectors.

Other products on Latham’s stand will include; DecoGloss, an exciting and vibrant range of high-gloss acrylic panels which are exclusive to James Latham; Shinnoki 2.0, a range of ready to use veneered panels that are supplied already stained and lacquered, requiring no further finishing; Valchromat, a coloured engineered fibreboard in which the colour runs throughout the entire board; Décor Eco, an exciting new range of coloured plywood panels, plus Accoya® LathamCLAD, a modified, highly durable and dimensionally stable certified timber cladding as well as UPM Profi Deck, an environmentally sustainable wood plastic composite decking requiring minimal maintenance.

Chris Sutton, Managing Director of James Latham commented:

“We are really looking forward to this year’s Surface Design Show as it’s a great platform for us to meet with the most forward thinking architects and designers in the industry. We have a history and expertise in bringing new and innovative products to the UK market and I’m certain that these latest additions will have a big impact within the A&D sector.”