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SSI North America offers a range of unique decorative surfaces that perform exceptionally well in multiple educational style environments. We seek out artistic design-forward surfaces that cover a wide selection of materials, trends and price points. 

The education industry is being asked to respond to the fast-paced changes that are happening as planners and designers embrace the challenge of creating safer and more holistic environments for students and staff. The “educational” designation is changing to include Well Building aspects as well as hospitality materials and concepts. It is important to have laminates that are intended for hospitality use perform at the appropriate level. In addition, cleanability and wear or durability are necessary parameters to understand when specifying for education industry uses. This specialized subset of the design community needs access to decorative surface laminates that are easily workable, locally available and intended for these enhanced uses from a performance expectation. 

The ability of 3D laminates to be formed with seamless contoured edges eliminates the problems associated with edge banding and T-Molding failures in lecture tables, mobile library carts, cafeteria tables, dorm room and classroom cabinets. The stain, impact and water resistance of 3D laminates, and especially their resiliency under heavy disinfectant cleaning, make them the perfect choice for a variety of educational applications. Organic shapes, logos and sculpted feature pieces are possible giving more options for branding and wayfinding. Rounded seamless edges are safer in healthcare and childcare settings, meet ADA compliance requirements and will not delaminate through heavy wear. 3D laminates for commercial kitchens and communal spaces within educational environments offer the perfect blend of design forward decors and exceptional performance without adding cost.

SSIs 3D laminate selection offers designers everything from modern textured woodgrain designs to Super Matte solid colors (that have the look and feel of paint but without the issues) along with our innovative ReCover recycled PET 3DL.

Beautiful High Gloss and TruMatte Stylelite solid color acrylic laminates offer an incredible, high-end, ripple free finish and can be used either solo or in stunning combinations with the Décor Fusion acrylic designs including marbles, woodgrains and metallics. In educational and cultural environments such as museums, sporting facilities, art galleries and libraries, Stylelite leads the way providing designers and owners with elegant cabinetry, furniture, fixture options and wall panels.

Always with the environment in mind SSI carries a range of PET laminate films that are manufactured from recyclable PET called Radiance. This product is used by many board manufacturers to create beautiful high gloss and super matte solid and woodgrain board options that are available at an attractive price point. Along with the special SSR (Super Scratch Resistant) surface Radiance overdelivers on look and performance for the educational industry. 

SSI’s Pentadecor 2D laminate Super Matte comes with an industry leading UV Cured top coat that affords superior fingerprint and scratch resistance. Like Radiance, this laminate foil is used by many board manufacturers to create more regionally produced products for the education industry adding environmental credits to the on-trend color selection and gorgeous surface finish with a performance that meets the rigorous requirements of the educational environment.

Consider our network of industry professionals and our knowledge base at your disposal when questions arise about the right laminate for the right application, and we have an accredited CEU that discusses specifying for educational spaces.