Carlsbad, Calif. (PRWEB) January 8, 2007
For more than 5000 years, craftsmen and engineers have smelted, forged and hammered metals to create fantastic works of art and decorative structures, but exploding metal prices in recent years have cast a dark cloud over metal as a creative medium. Designers and architects, who appreciate the textures and looks of metals, have been prohibited from using metal in their designs except when working for the richest of clients.
Today, however, a new metallizing process is returning the luster to metals. Copper, bronze, stainless steel and other metals are again glistening the surfaces of interior design space and architectural features, thanks to the innovative and affordable process by LuminOre Inc., which can transform practically any surface into metal.
"The BBC recently reported that copper prices are at an all-time high, and thieves are raiding homes and hospitals for copper piping. Nickel prices have also skyrocketed, driving stainless steel prices to record levels," says Thomas Valente, president of LuminOre Inc. "But, our cold-sprayable process can affordably turn almost any surface into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind metal surface at a fraction of the cost of forged metal. Metal prices are no longer a barrier, and LuminOre has opened the doors to design creativity."
Valente explains that LuminOre's patented process seamlessly applies a layer of metal to almost any substrate, giving the surface the appearance of a solid-cast metal object without the weight and, most importantly, without the expense. From foam to fiberglass or plaster to paper, LuminOre metals adhere to most any surface and, once cured, the product possesses many of the exact same characteristics of a cast metal, including texture, luster and heat conductivity. LuminOre is available in aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, iron, nickel-silver, stainless steel and other metals.
Comprised of up to 75 percent metal, LuminOre's composite metals have gained world-wide praise by design professionals who have embraced the metallizing process showcased at billion-dollar resorts, such as The Bellagio, The Mirage and the new Wynn Las Vegas.
"We absolutely love working with LuminOre metals," says Darryl Irvine, owner of Las Vegas Awnings and official applicator of the LuminOre® metallizing process. "The VIP bronze entryway at the Wynn Las Vegas is a great example of LuminOre's versatility. There would have been no feasible way to structurally support the awning if we had made it of solid bronze. But LuminOre provided a real bronze look and a lightweight solution. The results look fantastic."
LuminOre's success has already traversed numerous industries as fabricators, designers, architects and engineers discover that LuminOre composite metals can provide spectacular effects without the weight and expense of casting, plating or forging.
"Designers often require unique applications in metals and metal alloys to achieve a desired look," adds Valente, "and LuminOre delivers spectacular custom metal finishes efficiently and cost effectively on practically any surface."
For more information on LuminOre or LuminOre products or on how to become a LuminOre Training/Distribution Facility, contact Ms. Kelly Luyet at 760.597.9201 or visit http://www.luminore.com.
Headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., LuminOre® Inc. is a specialist in composite metal finishes. LuminOre's patented, cold-metallizing process seamlessly applies to almost any surface, giving the look of solid metal casting without the weight and expense. In addition to highly specialized effects in furniture, design, construction and architecture, the extremely versatile LuminOre applications provide long-term protection for chemical tanks, potable water storage, industrial facilities and in harsh marine environments. For more information on LuminOre protective coating and metallic finishes, call Kelly Luyet at 760.597.9201 or visit http://www.luminore.com.