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Uform launches three new ranges in matte, gloss & oak finishes
Uform is celebrating Spring / Summer with the launch of a new product trio under its popular Kitchen Stori consumer brand. Featuring matte, gloss and oak finishes, these latest ranges are designed to capitalise on current market trends and provide products that represent the best that the kitchen industry has to offer.
Contemporary Gloss & Matte
One of the most premium quality gloss ranges to enter the market, the Zola range is the latest slab gloss offering from Uform, providing retailers with a contemporary door choice in four on trend ex-stock colours; white, ivory, light grey and cashmere.
In addition to Zola gloss, Uform has extended its hugely popular Strada handless range through the introduction of a superior matte finish, also available in four fashionable ex-stock colours; porcelain, stone, light grey and mussel.
These latest contemporary offerings share similar important properties when it comes to quality & value, both at a price the end consumer can afford. Manufactured from MDF plus core, a highly dense material, Zola gloss and Strada matte provide a smoother base resulting in an exceptional paint finish.
Coated with a polyester primer and over-painted on the front and sides, Zola gloss and Strada matte boast flawless, smooth finishes ensuring no paint sinkage or orange peel. The rear sides are also painted to colour match the front of the doors, enhancing the overall look. Furthermore, the Zola range is polished after painting, resulting in zero defects on the face of the board.
The remarkable finish on both ranges safeguards against delamination and any possible adhesions issues in kitchen environments where high humidity may be a factor, meaning not only ease of cleaning for the end consumer but a robust door which will stand the test of time.
The introduction of versatile accessories for Zola gloss will give the retailer creative licence to produce innovative and inspirational kitchens at an affordable price for the end consumer. Accessories include a plain frame, a curved door, a 100mm boxed pilaster and quadrant mouldings all helping to achieve that modern, high-end designer look.
What's even more appealing for the retailer is the fact that the Strada and Zola accessories can be shared across each range, providing even more design possibilities.
'Essentially' Oak for Wakefield Shaker
In addition to expanding its contemporary ranges, Uform has completed its Essentials collection with the introduction of the popular Wakefield beaded shaker in an oak finish. The new Wakefield oak can be cleverly mixed with any Wakefield painted finish to expand design options and create a combination of mixed finishes, a look which is hotly on-trend.
This latest Essentials addition is sourced from what is believed to be the world's leading timber door manufacturer in Italy, ensuring exacting standards and premium quality at the outset.
Uform Chairman Eamon Donnelly explains: "We are delighted to bring this trio of ranges to the market and are confident that this latest launch will offer retailers a diverse choice of style and finishes.
"We have strengthened our contemporary offerings in response to consumer demand and we're confident of the exceptional flawless quality and value for money both Zola gloss and Strada matte have to offer. Furthermore, our market leading Essentials collection is now complete with the addition of Wakefield oak.
"Convenience is also crucial for our retailers so we're equally pleased to be able to offer all of these new finishes ex-stock."
All three ranges are FSC compliant meaning that they are eco-friendly in terms of the materials used and they're also CATAS accredited for quality, durability, strength and safety allowing the retailer to have confidence in the value and superiority of the products. A 5-year warranty is also offered.
Further investment plans are underway to expand warehousing and spray facilities which will see the company expand the colour palettes of existing ranges, introduce more new ranges and reduce painted to order lead times.
Zola gloss & Wakefield Oak Samples are available to order now with stock available from 2nd May 2016. Samples for Strada matte are also available to order now with stock available from 6th June 2016. For further information on the latest offerings from Uform:
T: +44 28 7965 1650
29th April 2016