While Formica is only one of many great brands of edge banding it’s a major contender for the most popular, and for good reason. So much so that the brand name Formica has become ubiquitous, in much the same way that ‘jet skiing’ has become the colloquial term for riding a personal water craft, despite being the name of a single brand.

As a laminate, Formica is most frequently used on countertops, and it prized for its durability and reliability. Whether you’ve worked with it before and need a reminder of the great benefits it offers, or you’re searching for the perfect edging solution, here are all the benefits of Formica edge banding, and how to choose the best for your project…

#1 Easy Practicality…

Practicality is often at the forefront of considerations when designing a new counter, cubicle, or composite door. You need to create an end product that doesn’t require specialised cleaners, and Formica is perfect in this respect because it’s very easy to clean.

A damp cloth is all you’ll need to clean up your edge banding, which makes the finished result an efficient as well as cost-effective solution to your needs. In addition to being exceptionally easy to clean, Formica is also hygienic (thanks to a surface that cannot be penetrated by germs), resistant to stains from oils and other liquids, and completely impervious to heat.

#2 Exceptional Durability…

Formica edge bandings are perfect for products and projects that require durability. Resistant to dings, scratches, scuffs and cuts, when it comes to creating countertops and similar surfaces, Formica is actually better than granite.

Strong components are vital when designing your products, not only to ensure you’re providing quality, but also to make certain that you maintain your reputation as a trustworthy brand. If you offer a guarantee or quality assurance it’s essential that you choose a banding that will stand the test of time, and endure whatever your customers throw at it.

#3 Economical Good Looks…

The world is full of beautiful materials like granite and solid wood, which look fantastic, but come with certain disadvantages for designers. Namely, cost and weight. The beauty of Formica is that it has the ability to effectively mimic a lot of great natural materials without the downsides.

If you want to include granite worktops in your kitchen units, or a gorgeous wood effect on your cubicle, Formica is the economical way to achieve some amazing looks. With Formica costing a fraction of the of the price of natural materials, yet achieving very similar looks, it’s the perfect solution to all your design needs.

#4 Regular New Products…

One of the huge benefits of Formica is the brand’s dedication to releasing fresh new designs on a regular basis. While many laminate brands stick to the same core lines and seldom release new material, Formica are committed to regularly updating their range.

This means there’s always something fresh and new that keeps up with the latest design trends and needs. By teaming up with a reliable Formica supplier, builders can ensure they have ready access to laminates without worrying about their designs becoming dated.

#5 Graceful Designs…

Formica also has the exceptional advantage of being incredibly adaptable, both in its ability to have the appearance of natural materials like wood and stone, and the flexibility of the material itself, which makes it perfectly suited to edge banding. Between etching and honed bandings, Formica can create everything from the exotic and polished feels of basalt slate or granite, to sparkling glittery effects, plain colours, and a range of textures.

The scope is unlimited.

Many designers are taking advantage of the fact Formica can also be used for wall linings, allowing you to not only create a seamless design between your boards and your edging, but right across the entire design of a project.

If you’re already using Formica head over to the shop and search by board code for the perfect edge banding. And if you’re looking for a little inspiration to help you choose the perfect type, here are some of our favourite choices of formica bandings to use in your designs…

Our Top Picks For Formica Edge Banding…

This Mahogany Wood Effect Edge Banding is perfect for creating a seamless finish on your wooden designs. If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, try this Dark Striped Wood Effect ABS Edge Banding or a Zebrano Wood Effect Edge Banding.

Beyond the wood effects there is an unlimited scope where colours are concerned, from Bright Pink Textured Edge Banding to Lime Green Textured Edge Banding and Dark Purple Textured Edging – no colour is too unique.

It’s not all quirky and unusual colour schemes though, with classics like Turquoise Edge Banding, and Royal Blue Textured ABS Edge Banding or Bright Blue Textured ABS Edge Banding also available.

This is why we love Formica – so many choices!