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Versatile, economical, durable…
Laminate countertops have been around since the 50’s – and with good reason. They look great, they’re affordable, and they hold up for years under normal wear and tear. They also come in a wide variety of colors, patterns and textures, and new lines come out on a regular basis.
Laminate also blends well with other surfaces – you can use laminate for the main part of your kitchen, then accent with an island or other featured top in butcher block, solid surface, or bamboo. Laminate is also versatile enough for other applications, including work surfaces, desks, laundry rooms, and home offices.
We offer over 600 laminate colors and patterns from two companies, Wilsonart and Formica . Our post form tops come in several edge profiles, or we can build a custom self (square) edge. A laminate top with a solid surface, wood, metal, or contrasting laminate edge can add an element of style to an otherwise plain countertop.
Laminate countertops are durable and low-maintenance. Clean up is simple – mild soap and water. Stubborn spots can be cleaned with ammonia or vinegar based glass cleaner. Abrasive cleansers or pads are not recommended for most laminates, and a hot plate or trivet should always be used.
Affordability, durability, and the wide array of textures, colors, and patterns combine to make laminate an excellent choice for many applications. It has been a favorite for years, and because of constant innovations and new designs, it will always be a popular choice for many homes.