WARREN, N.J. -- Formica Corp. has entered a strategic alliance with Lowe's Companies Inc. of Wilkesboro, N.C., the world's second largest home improvement retailer.

Lowe's now carries Formica brand laminate sheets, as well as postformed countertops clad with Formica brand laminate, Formica brand adhesives, beveled edges, sealants and caulk. Lowe's also offers FormicaTile, the company's industry exclusive authentic tile-design surfacing, as well as Surell and Fountainhead solid surfacing material.