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� CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 “Aesthetics play a big role in the feel of a hair salon, and having a space that is current, comforting and easy to maintain allows our stylists to be more productive and our guests to feel like they are receiving the quality of service they expect.” SARAH LANGE, OWNER, ECCO SALON engineered surfaces company, filled that role for the materials used in ECCO Salon. “Once we discovered that Wilsonart was more cost-effective and provided an equally attractive look, we knew we had to use their sur- faces. We also knew they [Wilsonart] had a reputation for engineer- ing beautiful surfaces that are easy to maintain,” Sarah said. Nick McDonald, president of Forbair Group, shared his insights on the project and Wilsonart’s role: “While one of the biggest challenges we faced was an aggressive timeline for completion, our expertise in commercial buildouts coupled with outstanding sub-contractors, vendors and suppliers helped us meet our deadlines. On this particu- lar project, we were really able to see the versatility in the products and finishes chosen. Many times, Wilsonart went out of their way to help facilitate product delivery for a tight timeline.” At the Waunakee location, a large custom desk showcases Wilsonart Quartz countertops in Sangda Falls, which Sarah said “makes a great first impression when you walk in the front door.” The face of the desk features high pressure laminate in Cafelle with a fine velvet finish. This design is repeated on the double-sided styling station cabinets. Where the pampering begins, Wilsonart SOLICOR laminate in Designer White was used for the shampoo cabinets to provide a sleek and modern look. In pursuit of durability and a clean design, ECCO’s Fitchburg loca- tion also incorporated Wilsonart laminate in Designer White for the shampoo stations. Wilsonart laminate in Light Oak Ply and Phantom Ecru specified in a gloss finish, and accompanied by AEON Enhanced CONTINUED ON PAGE 22 � Go bold with the look of reclaimed wood and the price of a composite panel. rule the room Manufactured in the USA KMLdesignerfi nishes.com