An Emerald worktop in HI-MACS® the jewel in the crown

Emerald worktop in HI-MACS® – the jewel in the crown

Designer Clare Morton has completed a kitchen renovation project in a west end flat in Glasgow, with an eye-catching HI-MACS® Emerald worktop, combined with more traditional units gave the best of both worlds.

The project brief was to modernise an old kitchen into a more usable space but with a bit of bling. The existing kitchen had some awkward spaces, which they overcame by making three individual, custom-made workstations.

Emerald worktops in HI-MACS®

The designer chose the Dixon range from KitCaboose Kitchens, which was then made by Three Four Five Furniture. It offers a contemporary, versatile design with added details such as peg organiser drawers and end panel peg boards. Birch plywood units were contrasted with the Emerald HI-MACS® worktop creating a beautifully unique kitchen.

HI-MACS® is the perfect material for use in the kitchen. It is hard working and very easy to maintain with just a damp cloth and mild detergent. The visually seamless joins mean there is nowhere for germs and dirt to lurk, and the colour palette ensures there is something for everyone.

Project information

Design: Clare Morton

Fabrication: KitCaboose Kitchens’

Material: HI-MACS® Emerald from the Lucent collection

Photo credits: Claire Higgins

HI-MACS®. Because Quality Wins.

HI-MACS® by LG Hausys

HI-MACS® is a solid surface material that can be moulded into any shape. It is widely used for architectural and interior applications, such as sculptural and high performance wall-cladding or kitchen, bathroom and furniture surfaces, in commercial, residential and public space projects. It is composed of minerals, acrylic and natural pigments that come together to provide a smooth, non-porous and visually seamless surface which meets the highest standards for quality, aesthetics, fabrication, functionality and hygiene – offering manifold advantages over conventional materials.

HI-MACS® provides limitless possibilities for surfacing solutions and inspires creative minds from all over the world. Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Rafael Moneo, Karim Rashid, Marcel Wanders and David Chipperfield, among others, have completed fabulous projects using HI-MACS®.

At the forefront of innovation as always, LG Hausys recently introduced two new products. First HI-MACS® Ultra-Thermoforming, an innovative formula that pushes the boundaries of solid surface shaping to a whole new level, with 30% more thermoplastic capabilities – the biggest innovation for the Solid Surface history since its inception in 1967. Now, HI-MACS® Intense Ultra, combining the characteristics from two disparate worlds: Intense Colour Technology and Ultra-Thermoforming.

LG Hausys’ HI-MACS® uses a simple heating process to give three-dimensional thermoplastic forming capabilities, allows visually seamless designs, offers a virtually limitless range of colours and – for some shades – exhibits a special translucency when exposed to light. Although HI-MACS® is almost as robust as stone, it can be worked in a similar way as wood: it can be sawn, routed, drilled or sanded.

HI-MACS® is manufactured using a new generation technology, the thermal cure. The temperature reached during the manufacturing process sets HI-MACS® apart from other solid surfaces and creates a denser, even more homogeneous, sturdy, durable surface – with a better resistance and superior thermoforming performance.

HI-MACS® does not absorb humidity, is highly resistant to stains, and is easy to clean, maintain and repair.

Countless internationally recognized certificates attest to the quality of HI-MACS® in terms of ecological commitment, hygiene and fire resistance – being the first Solid Surface in the market to receive the official European Technical Approval (ETA) for façades – for Alpine White S728 colour. Furthermore, HI-MACS® has obtained the French QB certification and CSTB ATec “Avis Technique” for facade applications.

HI-MACS® offers a 15-year warranty for products fabricated by a Quality Club Member.

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