Laminate countertops are affordable, easy to care for, and come in an endless variety of colors and patterns. With all the technological advancements that laminate countertops have made in the last few years, they now offer finished edges without the lines seen in past years as well as the capability of using undermounted sinks. Laminate countertops can oftentimes be installed in one day, are low maintenance products that can last up to 30 years and are very easy to clean. They are also scratch, stain, chip, and water resistant. While impressively maintaining its shine, laminate reduces the possibility of bacteria build up since it is a non porous surface.
One of the greatest advances that laminate countertops have made is with its imaging. Colors now include natural stone images such as granite, marble, travertine, slate, and limestone. Several of our manufacturers are now following Fomica's lead by crating some of these colors in a large scale pattern that imitates the realism that some of the exotic stones offer in their slab form. With all the different colors and patterns available, laminate countertops can now compliment even the most unique or eclectic designs or themes. If you change your design or theme in a few years, laminate allows you to not break the bank if you chose to replace them with a new color.
Another great advancement in the laminate countertop industry is how aware manufactures have become of the consumer's desires to be more environmentally friendly. The 180fx® series by Formica group laminate is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® for low-emitting products including the requirements for children and schools.
Laminate countertops are typically used residentially in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms, but can also be used on desktops, dining tables, backsplashes, walls, and benches. Commercially they can be utilized in hospitals, offices, reception areas, lab rooms and on work tables or even sales counters. Think about laminate countertops in your next project for a budget friendly updated look