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7 New Arborite Designs You Must See Now

The H.J. Oldenkamp Company is excited to announce the expansion of the Maison residential Collection at Arborite®. The kitchen still very much remains the heart and soul of a home, yet some of the roles of the kitchen have shifted. While it still remains as a place for home chefs to cook up delicious meals, the emergence of kitchen islands have turned kitchens into a place for gathering and entertaining. The recently launched designs at Arborite® feature a variety of colors and patterns in laminate texture that will add both beauty and durability to countertops. 

Arborite 7 New Residential Designs

Featuring two series of laminate texture in the Maison collection, these new designs add six new patterns to the Panorama Collection, one new design to the Welcome Homes series, and a new Ultra Smooth (UL) finish to select designs. Continue reading to learn more about the 7 new Arborite designs you must see now. 

7 New Laminate Texture Designs

The neutral warm new tones of the Panorama collection create a realistic stone look for a fraction of the cost. Inspired by rustic charm, nature, and classic marbling, these four new patterns certainly won’t disappoint:

  • Terrazzo Grande (P1014)
  • Nuvolato Marble (P1013)
  • Dreamcatcher (P1018)
  • Carrara Venato (P1015)

With the rise of urban and industrial living, Arborite® introduced two new designs that add texture and classic beauty to a space:

  • Baroque Soapstone (P1017)
  • Versailles Marble (P1016)

The Welcome Home Collection adds one new laminate texture. Monolith (P407) is a neutral, grey stone-like design that adds subtle character and movement. 

Select designs will also be available in Arborite®’s new Ultra Smooth (UL) finish, which is a burnished texture that helps to amplify light, movement, and enhance the depth of color. 

Just like with any new product introduction, Arborite® has also discontinued some colors and patterns. To see a full list of everything that’s been discontinued, please click here

All About Arborite®

Montreal-based, Arborite® has been supplying decorative high-pressure laminates to the design community since 1947. Excelling in a range of premium textures in over 200 colors and patterns, Arborite® has a solid reputation and is known to provide excellent design and top quality materials. Plus, all laminates are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified, and over 80% of their product offering is certified by the FSC. 

The H.J. Oldenkamp Company has been delivering laminate texture in Michigan for over 50 years, and have quickly become the premier distributor of Arborite®. We have a variety of colors and finishes in stock and ready for immediately delivery. You can view the entire selection of Arborite® Laminate colors, patterns and textures at For samples, sample chains, and literature, please feel free to call our Customer Service Department at 800-462-6047.


This Just In: New Remodeling and Building Products

The Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan (HBA) recently published an article about new building and remodeling products. With more and more getting introduced each year, some building products help to solve age-old building challenges with new technology while others are designed to enhance the beauty of homes. 

Our Showroom Manager and Supervisor, April Parker, was one of the industry experts interviewed for this article, and was able to talk about some of H.J. Oldenkamp Company’s favorite innovative wall coverings.

The first product mentioned was plankwise® interior hardwood wall coverings, which is a Michigan-based company. Made with real wood veneer, plankwise® creates a high-end feel to any type of space for a very moderate price. A great way to add plankwise® to your space is through vertical or ceiling applications. Available in Maple, Walnut, White Oak, Grays Reef, and Whiskey, this product has a tongue and groove design for easy installation and comes in two sizes.

Building products such as plankwise interior hardwood wall coverings are new to the marketplace.

Another product mentioned was ATI Decorative Laminates. Using the MirroFlex™ Structures, you can use this building product for walls, ceilings, and backsplashes. ATI is made out of plastic composite materials that closely resemble metals, like stainless steel. In fact, they are so realistic that it’s very hard to tell that they aren’t made of metal. 

ATI provides a building product that looks like metal.

The last favorite innovative wall coverings April talked about was M.R. Walls. Being a great showpiece on a wall in either a hotel or office, artist Mario Romano uses a Corian® Solid Surface to carve out an incredible art piece that’s usually based on the client’s vision. This work is extremely eye catching and has a lot of designers and architects talking about the creativity and versatility of it.

M.R. Walls is an innovative building product taking the industry by storm.

To read the entire article, please click here

To learn more about the H.J. Oldenkamp Company and our building products, please contact our team today. 


Market Leaders Spotlight: Ola Yoder, Kountry Wood Products

The CEO of Kountry Wood Products, Ola Yoder, is featured in Woodworking Network’s October 2018 Issue of FDMC.

In this feature, Yoder talks about his 50 years of experience in the industry along with the 20+ years of history at Kountry Wood Products. Yoder credits the success of Kountry Wood Products on his management team, employees, and customer base which is very evident in his communications and benefits package. Yoder is also heavily involved with several local community service organizations including Big Brothers & Big Sisters and the Boys & Girls Club of Nappanee. The heart of the company lies in giving back, “we’re very much a believer in helping people out, not only in our local community but also abroad too” states Yoder.

Kountry Wood Products Quote

These are just a few of the many reasons why we are honored to have Kountry Wood Products in our cabinet lineup. From 1998, Kountry Wood Products has been producing top-quality cabinets, selling them at reasonable prices, and a quality product, and giving customers “white glove” service.

At H.J. Oldenkamp, we are pleased to announce that we stock Kountry Wood Product’s Harmony door style in Lava Cherry finish, making us your perfect go-to source for your next delivery or immediate pick-up. For more information or to get started on a Kountry Wood Product quote, please either contact our Customer Service Team or your H. J. Oldenkamp Sales Representative.

To read the full issue of FDMC, click here.

To learn more about H.J. Oldenkamp and why you should choose us for all of your cabinet and counter top needs, please read our ‘About Us‘ page. With over 70 years of experience, we have a very talented team that are all dedicated to making sure you have the products and knowledge you need. We are happy to assist you on your next project.