fluted panels

Smell has a powerful effect on people, bringing back memories and providing comfort. Two family-owned businesses in Vanderbijlpark understand the power of smell, and that of an attractive retail space. When setting up their two new stores, Robert de Villiers and his wife, Riette, chose fluted wall panels from Amari Trading to create the perfect look. 

Wood- look fluted panels product of choice 

Vanderbijlpark is an industrial city located on the Vaal River, in the south of Gauteng. On the corner of a main road running through it, is the aptly named Coffee Corner Bistro. When contemplating the shop fitting for the store, the De Villiers couple’s first choice was timber-clad counters and matching timber cladding on the back wall of the shop. 

On a visit to Décor Hyper, a hardware store in the same vicinity, they saw Amari’s wood-look fluted wall panels on display and the decision was made to switch. Speaking on why they decided to forego the timber in favour of the cladding, De Villiers noted that the panels looked as good as the timber, but at a lower cost. 

“They are also easy to clean, don’t need maintenance and the installation was really quick,” he said. “We did it ourselves, as it’s a simple glue-and-screw system.” 

fluted panels

Fluted wall panels in dark mahogany were used as cladding on the counters at Coffee Corner Bistro.

CarMick Collection 

They were so pleased with the panels that they used the same product in a black marble finish for their perfume shop. Located next door to the coffee shop, the store is the first retail outlet for the brand, which was a home-based, direct-sales business for the past ten years. 

Product details 

  • Made of engineered wood fibres with polyethylene densities. 
  • Mould, water and termite resistant.  
  • Standard length of 2,95m and a range of widths across the range, from 150mm to 300mm.  
  • Can be fitted to walls and ceilings. 
  • A wide range of patterns includes wood, stone, marble and metallic finishes.  
  • Side trims and corner accessories complete the offering. 
fluted panels

The two stores are located on a main thoroughfare through the industrial city of Vanderbijlpark.


Fluted wall panels provide a cost-effective, low-maintenance and attractive cladding solution for retail shop fittings. 


For more information, contact Amari Trading: 

Tel: +27 11 314 3237 

Tel: +27 60 502 1121 

Email: info-amari@amaritrading.co.za 

Website: www.amaritrading.co.za 

Subscribe to our Community👇

Stay Inspired, Stay Educated, Stay Informed.

This is how people in the built environment do it!

By subscribing you agree to receive our promotional marketing materials. You may unsubscribe at any time. We keep your data private.