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2017 Decors Set to Make a Big Impact for Lathams

Added 01.31.17

James Latham, the UK’s biggest independent distributor of decorative panel products and timber, has seen the popularity of Xylocleaf - its innovative and highly textured range of premium Thermo Structured Surface (TSS) decors - soar, particularly within the kitchen and bathroom sectors, and with the imminent arrival of 20 new additions to the range for 2017 (there are already 60 in the collection), Lathams are predicting that this trend is set to continue.



Created and manufactured in Milan, and unlike anything else on the UK market, XyloCleaf, which offers a variety of wood grains, linens and other unique materials, is a highly original and exclusive range of decors.

They are produced using a unique process of thermal fusing in which decorative papers are treated with melamine resins, that under heat and pressure become part of the panel itself, hence the term Thermo Structured Surface.

This process provides not only a stunning end result, but also a product that is strong, durable and highly scratch and chemical resistant, so as well as looking great, it will stand up to the toughest of challenges, which means it is particularly well suited for kitchen and bathroom surfaces and doors.

The deep textures and intricate detail of XyloCleaf makes it difficult to distinguish from the real material it is designed to mimic and the portfolio of decors all come with ABS edging as standard.

As well as domestic applications, the sensational and inspiring XyloCleaf collection fits perfectly within premium design schemes in the hospitality sector and is ideal for furniture, fixtures and wall panelling.  In addition, it is also proving to be extremely popular with high-end retail, commercial and leisure specifications.

Paul Morson, James Latham’s Group Product Champion for Melamine said, ”XyloCleaf represents a new generation of panel product and one which offers extraordinary potential, delivering a complete solution of innovative products to suit all decorative tastes, trends and applications. 

“It has quickly become a real success story for Lathams, our customers really love working with it and the end result is outstanding. And with 20 new additions to the range this year, I can only see it going from strength to strength.”

As well as being available through James Latham’s nationwide network of depots for collection or delivery, Xylocleaf can now be seen at Latham’s new Product Specification Showroom in London at Unit 301, The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0Q.  The new facility, which opened in September, has been created to inspire architects and designers, provide expert advice and enable them to keep abreast of the latest trends and developments in surface solutions and it is already proving to be a major hit, giving visitors the opportunity to see an even wider range of Latham’s massive portfolio of products all under one roof. 


Latham Timber supply a range of wood-based sheet materials & joinery quality hardwoods & softwoods, extending to laminates, acrylic stone surfaces, special doors & flooring.

Contact us for more information today. 


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