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Finding Discontinued Formica or Plastic Laminate

January 19th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

It is often frustrating finding out that your Formica color has been discontinued. Plastic laminate (or, “mica”) colors and patterns change as new fads replace old outdated styles. If your cabinetmaker is having difficulty finding your color don’t get discouraged too quickly. It’s been my experience that there are at least four major laminate suppliers that should be checked with before discounting the possibility of finding an unavailable Formica color.

Plastic laminate suppliers to check when looking for an outdated Formica color

Here is a quick list of plastic laminate suppliers that we use regularly in the Florida area. Check out all of these companies when looking for an outdated Formica color. These businesses set the industry standards and are the largest Formic supply companies for distribution in the United States.

Forimca Corporation
Wilsonart International
Nevamar Decorative Surfaces

  • Tip: All of the above laminate suppliers have colors displayed on their websites. You can also order sample chains by contacting them by phone.

How to find discontinued mica

Don’t give up hope until you have actually contacted the company that you suspect may have discontinued the color. Here’s a tip explaining how to find discontinued laminate. Formica companies generally have many sheets still in stock even though the color has been discontinued. If you can meet with a very knowledgeable cabinet maker in your area that has been in the industry for a long time, who is familiar with plastic laminate, they may remember what the color name is and the mica suppliers name. In many instances, throughout my thirty years of being in the cabinetry industry, I have found sheets of discontinued mica this way.

What if I cannot find my mica color

If you are having trouble finding your mica color and you have a small area to recover on your Formica cabinets, it is possible to remove an existing piece of laminate from, the side of the base cabinet, next to the refrigerator. I have even peeled pieces from underneath the upper cabinets to get a piece of laminate that will work to make the repair with. Check out this article about “How to remove Formica from cabinets.” This is not something that should be tried unless you are very skilled at doing handyman projects. If you decide to hire someone to do the work save yourself a lot of headaches and pay a little extra to hire a cabinetry professional to do the laminate exchange. I say exchange because obviously you will have to replace the piece that you peel off with a new mica color.

In your search for finding mica that has been discontinued, it’s possible that a cabinet company who has been around for many years, in your area, may have a piece in stock. Most large manufactures have racks filled with Formica. Suppliers of plastic laminate, or cabinet manufacturing companies, are very helpful when you are searching for the color or pattern you need that seems to be outdated. Don’t give up until you’ve exhausted all of your options. Remodeling a kitchen or doing cabinet refacing is an expensive choice to make. It would be disappointing to discover that you could have found a piece if you had just taken the time to look for a replacement piece of discontinued laminate.

  1. Scott
    January 27th, 2009 at 11:56 | #1

    We are a distributor for Formica. We also have a large inventory of discontinued colors/patterns. Please call us at 231-946-4980 and we will be glad to check for you.

  2. C.C. Shepherd
    February 1st, 2009 at 11:02 | #2


    Looking for what I believe is ‘linen’ but can’t verify pattern. Formica website says only available in Canada. Best guess is that my table is from late 1940’s or early 1950’s.

  3. Len Friedman
    February 16th, 2009 at 08:22 | #3

    Scott :We are a distributor for Formica. We also have a large inventory of discontinued colors/patterns. Please call us at 231-946-4980 and we will be glad to check for you.

    I need a small amount of Rose Ash 859 Formica. Do you have any?

  4. February 27th, 2009 at 15:13 | #4

    I am in search of Formica 7347-58 Pastel Crayon. Do you have any in stock that I could purchase or would you know where I could locate this Formica pattern for purchase? Thank you :)

    February 28th, 2009 at 05:08 | #5



  6. admin
    February 28th, 2009 at 06:21 | #6

    Marilu and John try calling Scott 231-946-4980 maybe he can help find what you are looking for.

  7. March 8th, 2009 at 08:19 | #7

    I am looking for Nevamar Laminate, Color Red Rock Durango, Textured. Number DGR883T. I need just a few sheets. Thank you

  8. March 17th, 2009 at 11:51 | #8

    Thanks very much!! They had one sheet of the formica I am looking for. I appreciate your help. :) If you know of anyone else out there that I could call, I am in search of 2 more sheets. @admin

  9. Bill Castor
    April 19th, 2009 at 12:27 | #9

    We would like to replace our black Formica textured slate countertops. It is all black textured slate design. It does not have any grey in it — like the basalt slate.
    Thank you,
    Bill Castor

  10. Marci
    May 21st, 2009 at 09:32 | #10

    We are looking for a laminate for a kitchen remodel that is light (bisque) background with simple swirls of even a lighter color – we are working in a very dark kitchen area and need to lighten up the counter and large breakfast bar area. Everything we find now looks the same – pretend granite or pretend something else! We think a solid color will be too boring but too much pattern will easily be overwhelming. Any suggestions?

  11. admin
    May 21st, 2009 at 12:54 | #11

    Marci, what ever your final choice of plastic laminate is I would suggest adding beveled edge molding to the counters. Here’s a link to Wilsonarts decorative edge moldings. Any laminate color or patteren can be ordered from Kuen Bevel.

  12. soneia galloway
    September 1st, 2009 at 18:23 | #12

    I am trying to find replacement countertops to replace my yellow formica-type counters with the same color. We built the house in 1984 and I love the shade of yellow I have. the only thing close I’ve found is Neon Yellow and it is much too harsh. do you know where I might find the 1984 shade of yellow????

  13. September 6th, 2009 at 16:47 | #13

    need solid mauve formica

  14. Donna Knight
    October 23rd, 2009 at 12:07 | #14

    I am looking for a 4×4 or larger sheet of 4105-60 Blue Hirado, it’s a Wilsonart Laminate that has been discontinued for some time. Would appreciate it if you could look in your scrap. P.S. We also have many odd pieces in scrap, both solid surface and laminate (various brands) feel free to email and I’ll look for you.

  15. Jeanne Eberstein
    October 25th, 2009 at 07:21 | #15

    Looking for Formica Celadon Glaze #7702. We have a very primitive home and this color is perfect, shade of green with flecks of brown and it looks like a cracked pattern.
    Thank you.

  16. G. Booth
    November 6th, 2009 at 15:21 | #16

    Looking for formica brand -Flat cut Regency – Walnut # 385 (64)

  17. K. Moon
    December 8th, 2009 at 16:06 | #17

    Looking for Wilsonart Garden Oasis (4597-60)

  18. Becky Martin
    December 26th, 2009 at 08:48 | #18

    Looking for Formica Tassili 1395-58 (woodgrain pattern)

  19. Rick
    January 17th, 2010 at 07:54 | #19

    Looking for a minimum 62″ piece of Wilsonart “corian veneer”. Looks like cashmere mirage in the new line. I will get more specifics from Wilsonart on line and exact color. Is thee anyone there who has inventory of discontinued Wilsonart countertops?

  20. Lisa Douglas
    January 18th, 2010 at 19:31 | #20

    Hi – I am desperately looking for Formica “950-58”, Ecru Matte finish…if anyone has it, please let me know – Thank you!!!!!!

  21. Becky Martin
    January 21st, 2010 at 19:14 | #21

    I called the kellog co (scott) at 231-946-4980 and they had several partial sheets of formica tassili 1395-58 that had been discontinued maybe 5 years ago. It’s worth a call.

  22. Theresa Madeiros
    January 28th, 2010 at 14:14 | #22

    Hi, I am looking for WilsonArt Verdigris #4206.

  23. ninadimenfi
    March 8th, 2010 at 19:01 | #23

    I am, looking for formica a kind of cherry color please let me know thank you

  24. Debbie B.
    March 11th, 2010 at 14:34 | #24

    looking for Formica 658 Faulk Stone American Granit, need at least 3′ x 4 1/2′

  25. Lisa Thomas
    March 11th, 2010 at 23:40 | #25

    Hi–I am looking for a 4′ x 8′ sheet of Formica Brand, Bottle Green Quartzite #3520-58. Formica just discontinued it recently, so I hope I can find at least one sheet somewhere. Thank you

  26. April 13th, 2010 at 18:06 | #26

    You may want to consider posting your phone number with your requests for plastic laminate.
    .-= Jordy´s last blog ..How to Decorate Around Plain White Cabinets in the Kitchen =-.

  27. vaughan ayres
    April 22nd, 2010 at 11:54 | #27

    I need a 2 foot x 2 foot sheet of cherry formica colour code 0686 for a small fridge door. Please advise if you can supply and cost. Thanks

  28. Joseph
    May 19th, 2010 at 12:23 | #28

    We are looking for Formica laminate in Grenadine #6902-90 – Polished – any size, any color.

  29. Barbara
    July 12th, 2010 at 12:27 | #29

    We need Formica “Sage Patina” with matte finish (#310) for a 5′ addition to our existing kitchen cabinets.

  30. Tony
    July 17th, 2010 at 08:38 | #30

    I am looking for a simulated leather laminate that is textured and oak brown color with dark veins.

  31. Tim
    July 26th, 2010 at 07:59 | #31

    What about Abet Laminati 389? @Tony

  32. kathy freygang
    August 27th, 2010 at 11:34 | #32

    Looking for formica counter top,pionpe. color- laguina pitina.
    Need at least 4×8 sheet.

  33. kathy freygang
    August 27th, 2010 at 19:30 | #33


  34. Sandra
    September 16th, 2010 at 09:27 | #34

    I am looking for 126-90 Nile Dorian Marble (polished) Formica laminate. I would like some extra for some upcoming kitchen projects,

    I really like this color and will be very dissappointed if I have to replace my existing counter tops.

  35. carlton savona
    September 25th, 2010 at 17:40 | #35

    i am looking for a mandarin red #1511 by wilson art discontinued a couple years ago. wilson art will make it but i dont have 3 weeks to wait. any help would be appretiated

  36. Sandy Donald
    September 27th, 2010 at 10:48 | #36

    I need a sheet of Wilsonart Blue Moraine 4646-60 anybody?

  37. Francis Damico
    October 7th, 2010 at 11:22 | #37

    I am looking for a black pinstriped Formica, any help people?


  38. Mary Ellen
    November 3rd, 2010 at 11:11 | #38


    I am looking for Wilsonart’s older Ebony Star that has a rough finish like an orange peel. It is not the new, flat shiny surface. Mine is older and ‘not available.’ It is durable and I cut directly on it all the time. Any ideas? Thank you.

  39. Sandra Nance
    November 8th, 2010 at 15:45 | #39

    I am looking for a sheet of Blue Moraine formica for my kitchen cabinets. Please help.

  40. Constance
    November 11th, 2010 at 15:09 | #40

    I’m looking for Formica brand laminate in “quince”. It is a color from the 1960s. I don’t know how much I need right now. If it is available out there, then my options are open, and I can design around the quantity that is available. If not, Plan B.

  41. Shari
    December 6th, 2010 at 08:47 | #41

    I am searching for a formica that is white, with raised diagonal ridges (it looks like lacquer). I do not know the brand or model model. My refrigerator just broke and I need to replace it — currently it is paneled and I do not want to get a white refrigerator — it would ruin the kitchen. Any suggestions? Many thanks,

  42. robin
    December 10th, 2010 at 08:01 | #42

    Looking for a discontinued Formica Plastic Laminate; color: putty, 931-58

  43. Emma
    December 15th, 2010 at 14:59 | #43

    Hi — Looking for Formica #126-90 Nile Dorian Marble. Can anyone help?

  44. Larry
    January 4th, 2011 at 14:35 | #44

    Looking for wilsonart …… Lichen 4676-60.

    Please if anyone has this let me know.


  45. Stevie
    January 9th, 2011 at 01:06 | #45

    Looking for 1 sheet of Wilsonart Classic Black 1746-60 shibalover@mssoftwarela.com

  46. Jim
    January 10th, 2011 at 14:42 | #46

    I am looking for a small piece of Formica brand #504-58 Rose Ash Grain Matte Finsh Appro. 18 inches by 24 inches

  47. Marie Kotowski
    January 12th, 2011 at 13:17 | #47

    I’m looking for Wilsonart Laminate Verdigris 4206-60

  48. Julie
    January 12th, 2011 at 13:50 | #48

    i am looking for a piece of edging in wilson art blue moraine! only need about 2-3 ” by about 40″!! thanks!

  49. Tony
    January 14th, 2011 at 13:05 | #49

    I am looking for #3511-58 Metal Ocean

  50. Donna Knight
    January 21st, 2011 at 09:18 | #50

    I am looking for 317-58 Formica Bayou Volcano, it’s been discontinued since 2004. Need 4′ or 5′ width.

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