REHAU Announces Expanding Modern Surfaces Range

REHAU announces an expanding range of modern surfaces encompassing high-gloss, polymer glass, matte and natural textured woodgrain materials that are all available through the company’s custom cabinet door program.  More than 50 finishes in seven collections allow designers to easily achieve the look of mixed materials as well as high-end lacquered, solid wood and back-painted glass cabinetry in manufacturing-friendly laminates.

“We’re seeing a strong trend toward frameless slab doors in modern interiors, which look amazing with contemporary materials,” said Jesse Collins, senior marketing specialist with REHAU’s furniture solutions division. “High-gloss, glass and matte surfaces also work well when mixed with materials such as wood and brick to create an industrial or loft-style design.”

Polymer Glass Surfaces

RAUVISIO crystalTM polymer back-painted glass surfaces allow designers to create the glass kitchen for “real life,” addressing client concerns about the practicality and safety of real glass. For both clients and woodworkers, RAUVISIO crystal offers the glamour of real glass with 10 times more break resistance. It can be cut and drilled with normal woodworking tools and doesn’t require an aluminum frame.

Offered in eight high-gloss and frosted finishes, RAUVISIO crystal features matching edgeband, has intense color depth and is scratch and impact resistant. This surface can also serve as a marker board without the ghosting effect after it is erased.

High-Gloss Surfaces

REHAU’s high-gloss range comprises two collections: RAUVISIO brilliantTM mirror high-gloss acrylic surface and RAUVISIO radiantTM high-gloss PET surface. RAUVISIO brilliant offers the highest quality in high-gloss components, featuring double-sided high-gloss with mirror-like reflective quality. Offered in 12 colors, RAUVISIO brilliant boasts 20-plus years of UV resistance, so a white kitchen will not yellow over time.

“The launch of our RAUVISIO radiant line is timely because it features the colors and tones that are in especially strong demand right now, including greys, pearlescent whites and exotic woodgrains,” Collins said.

RAUVISIO radiant offers excellent value and consistent quality in eight high-gloss solid colors and woodgrain prints. RAUVISIO radiant features single-sided high-gloss with matching mirror-gloss edgeband, batch-to-batch color consistency and excellent UV and heat resistance.

Matte Surfaces

Prompted by trends in the European market, REHAU brings to North America the innovative FENIX NTM® nanotech matt material, RAUVISIO skyTM super matte PET surface and RAUVISIO urbanTM gloss and matte fusion PET surfaces.

FENIX NTM, created by Arpa Industriale, is a next generation laminate surface using nanotechnology to achieve a super matte finish that doesn’t show fingerprints and is very durable and heat resistant. Offered in 12 solid colors and prints, FENIX NTM surfaces are soft to the touch, thermally healing and scratch resistant.

RAUVISIO sky and RAUVISIO urban offer excellent value and consistent quality in super matte components, and are available in six colors coordinating with the RAUVISIO radiant high-gloss range. RAUVISIO sky super matte surfaces have an industry leading low-gloss level near zero. RAUVISIO urban is a fusion of matte and gloss in one surface, lending a unique design to any modern home. Both of these surfaces are created with the highest quality PET film to ensure heat and UV resistance.

Natural Surfaces

RAUVISIO terraTM textured woodgrain surface is an extremely durable deep-embossed laminate made from HPL rather than melamine paper. Offered in five woodgrain prints with matching deep-textured REHAU LaserEdge, RAUVISIO terra surfaces are soft to the touch and moisture- and impact-resistant, creating durable modern cabinets inspired by reclaimed wood.

“Responding to the hottest trends in the market, we’ve added this line to bring warmth and deep texture to modern designs,” Collins said. “Our natural surfaces are made with HPL rather than melamine paper. This gives them added substance and durability.”

REHAU LaserEdge Technology

All collections in REHAU’s range of modern surfaces – polymer glass, high-gloss, matte and natural textured woodgrain – feature matching REHAU LaserEdgeTM adhesive-free technology. This two-layer edgeband, comprising a surface and a color-matched functional layer, is welded to the carrier board. The seam-free result offers increased aesthetic appeal with no joints to stain or discolor, as well as superior heat and moisture resistance.

Ordering Options

REHAU’s surfaces are offered as finished slab-front doors fabricated with seamless REHAU LaserEdgeTM technology or most as pressed boards with matching edgeband. Pressed boards and edgeband are available through the REHAU Express Collection stock program. Custom doors can be ordered online and are ready to ship in just seven days (in popular colors).

Further details about REHAU’s surfaces collections can be found at http://www.na.rehau.com/surfaces. For more information contact: REHAU, 1501 Edwards Ferry Rd., N.E., Leesburg, Va., 20176. Phone: 1.800.247.9445. Fax: 1.800.627.3428. E-mail: rehau.mailbox@rehau.com. North American Web site: www.na.rehau.com.

REHAU delivers “Unlimited Polymer Solutions,” and is the premium worldwide brand for polymer-based innovations and systems in construction, automotive and industry. The company generates continuous growth through its expertise and innovative capabilities in materials development, systems design and surface technology. Approximately 20,000 employees at more than 170 locations around the world ensure success of the independent, privately held company.

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