Anvil is the name of a revolutionary new series of metal gilded wood surfaces available exclusively from Grothouse. This unique new product line employs masterful finishing techniques to coat wooden countertops in a finish of real metal particles, creating a sophisticated surface that imitates metal in look and function while expanding machining and shaping options without the expense or inflexibility of solid or sheet metal surfaces.
The Anvil finishes are placed on real wood surfaces to allow the natural grain and imperfections of wood to show through. This creates a whole new design opportunity by combining the natural look of wood with the modern look of metal finishes. Unlike traditional metal countertops, Anvil can be used in curved profile applications and complex shapes not previously possible in sheet metal products. This permits new design options not previously available due to the limitations of metal forming and offers an affordable alternative to metal.
Anvil countertops, just like real metal, develop a rich aged patina over time, and slight imperfections and variations in color are inherent in the finish process.
Anvil surfaces can be left unfinished, or finished with the Grothouse Durata® waterproof permanent finish. They are easy to clean, and come with a one-year warranty.
The Anvil Line is available in eight metal coatings (click here to see more color choices), which take on completely different characteristics depending upon the wood or substrate they cover, making it an incredibly versatile surfacing option.
We saw a sample of this recently at the Architecture Show in NY and have to agree: it’s simply stunning. Think of where you’d like to integrate the one or two of the Anvil finishes into your home, then call us.