THE NATURE OF INNOVATION
There is no denying the appeal of natural materials. The warmth of wood, the raw strength of granite and the supple comfort of leather have inspired generations of artisans. But the designers who create with these the materials know that nature has its limits. Natural materials can be inconsistent and unpredictable, and their beauty easily damaged by regular use and exposure to the environment.
Throughout the evolution of materials, nature’s limitations have inspired a new kind of creativity– groundbreaking material innovations that improve on nature, expand design potential and leave the limitations behind. This spirit of innovation led to such creative materials as composite decking, quartz countertops and bio-leathers.
THE LATEST INNOVATION: PERFORMANCE VENEERS
For centuries, craftsmen, manufacturers and designers alike have tolerated the shortcomings of standard wood veneer for the sake of its natural beauty.
New Leaf Performance Veneers have improved on nature, taking the beauty, depth and dimension of natural wood grain and elevating it to a level of consistency and performance unimaginable with traditional veneers.
The result is a beautifully predictable veneered
surface that eliminates the old problems and sets a
new standard for enduring natural style.
HOW NEW LEAF IS MADE
1 HARVESTING - High-grade veneers from responsibly harvested premium wood species and cuts are hand-picked for reproduction
2 CRAFTING - Veneer sheets are crafted into thin, consistently prefinished veneers and a backer is applied to add strength and usability
3 COATING - Polyurethane is applied to the top and integrated throughout to form the highest performance veneers on the market
4 CERTIFICATION - Every veneer is inspected for consistency and FSC Certified ensuring it meets the ultimate standard in eco-friendly forest products
5 APPLICATION - The veneers are pressed to your chosen surface and pronounced ready for use in your final applications
APPLICATIONS FOR PERFORMANCE VENEERS
This combination of style, performance and consistency makes New Leaf Performance Veneers an innovative solution for commercial architectural doors, hospitality and office furniture, wall panels, case good applications and more.