One of the interesting products making a splash right now is the Formica HardStop panels. This is a decorative protection panel made by Formica, but produced in all of the same colors as their laminate. This is an awesome feature for designers as this makes wall protection a breeze when trying to find a quality product but something that still looks good as well. Our personal favorite is the Paint Scrape Steel (8994-PX) with the Plex finish. This is literally even able to be framed and displayed as artwork. It looks that good!
This product is also offered with different colors and styles of metal edge trim, seen in the photo below.
For more information, please go to this link on their website: https://www.formica.com/en-us/products/hardstop