Laminate Countertops for your Kitchen Remodel.

Laminate countertops were very popular during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Because of the large selection of color options it is still a commonly used product. There are two different options for laminate countertops; pre-fabricated and installed. With pre-fabricated the entire countertop is already complete and just needs to be installed. With Installed laminate countertops an installer comes in and lays a wood base then your choice of laminate is applied with a strong adhesive. The edges are then trimmed and an edge treatment is applied.

Options, Options, Options… A Custom Kitchen is Easy with Laminate!

For those looking for a unique look it is difficult to imagine you can’t find the color or design that will make your kitchen countertops one of the features of your kitchen with laminate as an option. There are more choice than it is possible to describe! Some of the more popular options include a faux wood, solid color, and faux stone. The following photo is an example of what can be done with laminate countertops, courtesy of www.kitchenmaking.com.

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Pros and Cons of Laminate Countertops.

Pros:

  • Typically less expensive than natural stone or solid surface countertops
  • Almost limitless options for color and design
  • Multiple different edge options
  • Does not require special chemicals to clean

Cons:

  • It can be burned with hot pots and pans
  • Scratches will happen
  • You can’t fix just a portion of the countertop the entire countertop has to be replaced if it sustains damage
  • The finish can wear off and give it a dull appearance.

For more information on custom countertop options please visit Kitchen AZ Cabinets.