Simla is fabricated using a 100 percent Indonesian coconut palm core with face and back veneers made of Indian sugar palm in the DecoPalm motif. The panels utilize 100 percent formaldehyde-free adhesives and are finished in either hand-rubbed polyurethane or natural oil.
The panels work well for interior applications using the Smith & Fong Monarch wall-cleating system. Also good for cabinetry and fixturing, the Simla look is flexible with a linear relief pattern and Deco design face. This motif works for both modern and contemporary or even tropical commercial interiors. The panels come in dimensions of either 3/4-by-36-by-96-inches or 3/4-by-48-by-96-inches.
Smith & Fong began exploring palm as a resource 15 years ago. Since then it has refined its sourcing and processing of this wood. Produced and fabricated both in the U.S. and abroad, Simla palm panels can contribute to USGBC LEED credit for Low-Emitting Materials. These panels come standard with a Class C fire rating, but can also be ordered Class B.