Customers today are used to affordable luxury. Gone are the days when you have to shop at high-end stores to get designer names and styles. The same Marketing that places Polo and Calvin Klein in Costco stores has trickled into cabinet manufacturing.
Cabinet manufacturers are now showcasing unique and exotic veneers in their standard line-up of species offered. Homeowners are gravitating towards these offerings because it lets their home stand out in the crowd.
According to the Timber Products Company, a quality wood product supplier in the cabinet industry, the technology behind Engineered Veneers has also contributed to the increase in veneer popularity because new cost-savings and consistent appearance add value.
It’s no surprise Bamboo veneer will be popular this year. Other species to be fashionable are Beech, Walnut and Knotty Alder for it’s eye catching rustic appeal.
Using veneers with knots or in a dull luster are now giving homeowners with traditional tastes access to material they never would have considered using before. I often tell clients who really like a unique veneer but are hesitant to commit to it to consider using it for a specialty piece such as a refrigerator armoire or small island.