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Calacatta Novello: Top 5 Things You Need to Know

Calacatta Novello balances subtle and bold gray veining on a white background, Calacatta Novello, merges nature and design into an aesthetic that sets a new classic ambience. Specially created to be both functional and striking. Calacatta Novello is a dynamic look to fulfill stylish desires.

#1 – It’s New

Having only been on the market for a few weeks, Calacatta Novello is all the rage. This man-made Corian Quartz color was announced in September 2020 and has been taking the kitchen and bath industry by storm ever since.

#2 – It’s Readily Available

H.J. Oldenkamp is currently stocking Calacatta Novello in 3cm thickness at both our Royal Oak, MI and Madison, AL warehouses (2cm will be special order). Also available are 2×2, 4×4, and 10×10 samples upon request.

#3 – Competitive Pricing

Calacatta Novello is marketed at an extremely competitive price point compared to other complex veined products, by being on promotion through H.J. Oldenkamp Co. until 2/15/21.

#4 – Residential/Commercial Uses

Whether enhancing a residential space, or a commercial property, Calacatta Novello adds a bold statement. The neutral palette mixed with exciting visual design makes it easy use for hospitality, specialty retail, or office, and makes a unique statement in residential home.

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#5 – Jumbo Slab Options

Calacatta Novello also comes as a jumbo slab, which measures 65×130; perfect for those large seamless island projects.

The advantage of jumbo slabs includes:

  • Reduce installation time for applications that typically require seaming.
  • Less product waste through the elimination of typical cutting and joining process.
  • Decreased need to keep multiple sheet sizes on hand resulting in a reduction in the cost of inventory.









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As Seen In Heathcare Design Magazine: Beaumont Hospital Expansion

Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital recently redesigned their emergency room to provide more space for patients and staff.

Using Corian® Solid Surface as the material and Nelson-Mill Company as the fabricator, the results are truly stunning:

This project was even featured in Healthcare Design Magazine as one of their Projects of the Week. Their article stated:

“Facing an influx of patients that strained space, staff, and resources at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, owner Beaumont Health set out to redesign its emergency department. Among the project goals were to accommodate more exam and patient observation rooms and create space both within the existing footprint and through expansion.

The design by architecture and interior design firm HED accommodates 114 new exam rooms, 16 triage bays, and 4 trauma bays and upgrades 127 further patient rooms and 53 medical observation beds.  The expansion and renovation project, completed in July 2019, significantly increases efficiency and organization while expediting intake, triage, and treatment for incoming patients.

Project details:

Facility name: Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Emergency Center Expansion

Location: Royal Oak, Mich.

Completion date: July 2019

Owner: Beaumont Health

Total building area: 56,250 sq. ft. renovation, 125,000 sq. ft. addition

Total construction cost: $64 million

Cost/sq. ft.: n/a

Architecture firm: HED

Interior design: HED

Engineering: HED (mechanical, electrical, and structural)

Builder: Barton Malow”

Please click here to view the article which includes more stunning photographs of the space. To read our case study about this project, you can click here


34 Must See Decorative Laminate Designs for 2020

A Collection of Laminate Solutions for all Projects

Hot off the presses from Arborite, the new 2020 decorative laminate launch encompasses a variety of colors and finishes that every architect and designer will L-O-V-E.

As quoted from Arborite, this new collection features 34 designs all of which were crafted with careful attention to scale, color, and movement to ensure they complement current and emerging trends. This new collection is timeless and minimalist. The subtle woodgrains and small-scale abstract patterns work well with a variety of other materials to create a truly harmonious space. 

With the 34 new designs, there are 21 colors that respond to the latest European trends. The lighter wood tones invoke Scandinavian sensibilities while the grey, charcoal, and mid-tone brown woodgrains designs replace the orange/cognac colored woods.

There are also 13 abstract patterns, all of which were inspired by fabric and geometric patterns.

With this launch, there are two new finishes that are a revolution to decorative laminates. These two new finishes are Casual Wood (CW) and Artisan Wood (AW). The CW finish creates a matte look, while AW is an embossed finish with texture.  

Arborite is also pleased to announce PURE. Available in 4 colors, PURE provides a luxurious, velvety texture with fingerprint-resistant technology allowing surfaces to remain fingerprint and smudge-free – truly incredible!

Arborite New Collection 2020

Discover Even More About These New Decorative Laminate Colors

The new abstract patterns include:

Denim which features a diagonal ribbing similar to that of jeans. This collection comes in warm neutrals and traditional blues. 

Illusion incorporates both organic woodgrain elements and abstract geometric small-scale shapes.  

Chambray blends an organic, fiber look with woodgrains and is offered in neutral tones.

City looks like intersecting streets in a metropolitan landscape, and balances movement for a sophisticated look.

The new woodgrains feature:

Artisan Walnut which encompasses the elegant grains of walnut wood with the embossed AW finish.

Contemporary Maple is built with warm and cool undertones to create a more modern maple look.

Scandinavian Ash has a soothing design that harmonizes very well with bolder patterns and brighter colors. 

Arcadian Oak has a subtle grain and gentle coloration to create that perfect light wood look.

Nordic Wood encompasses a minimalist looking grain with the low sheen CW finish which helps to add visual interest.

Samples are available to order on You can also click here to learn more about Arborite Decorative Laminate or you can call our Customer Service Department today at 1-800-462-6047. 


Introducing Corian® Solid Surface With Resilience Technology™

Exciting news in the counter top world! Corian® Solid Surface has recently launched a new manufacturing process called Resilience Technology. This premium technology features superior damage protection, quick and easy stain removal, and low maintenance for both commercial and residential use. This means that Corian® Solid Surface with Resilience Technology actually reduces physical damage caused from scratches, heat, impact, and daily use.

Another great benefit of this patent pending technology is the ability for the surface to look new for a much longer time than those surfaces without it. All end-users have to do to retain the gorgeous “new” look is occasionally wash the countertop with a slightly abrasive pad. In doing so, this will remove surface-level scratches.

Additionally, Corian® Solid Surface with Resilience Technologystill offers all of the qualities of the standard Corian® surfaces:

  • Versatility in design
  • Easy formability
  • Non-porous in nature
  • Smooth surface with concealed joints

The optimal use for this technology will be seen in the hospitality, education, healthcare, retail, office, food service, and residential industries. Due to the unmatched enhancing and performance characteristics, the Resilience Technologyputs Corian® in a great position to become an industry leader.

For now, Corian® Solid Surface with Resilience Technologyis available in the following four colors:

  1. Summit White (white tone)
  2. Stratus (gray tonality)
  3. Keystone (similar look to concrete)
  4. Cool Gray (flecked gray matrix)


Four colors of Corian Solid Surface with Resiliance Technology

Four colors of Corian Solid Surface with Resilience Technology

To learn more about Corian® Art of Resilience, we encourage you to visit their website.
For a quick overview of this superior technology, you can view and download the brochure here.

The team at HJ Oldenkamp is happy to assist with all of your Corian® Solid Surface needs. Please feel free to contact us for any questions, to request samples, or to obtain a quote for a Corian® Solid Surface with Resilience Technology project.