Modern laminate countertops, there are many colors and finish options to choose from. New patterns are very similar to the look of Natural Granite and you can even undermount sinks now with laminate countertops!
Low maintenance and easy cleanup
A laminate countertop is designed to be stain-resistant, so cleaning it is very simple. This can be done by wiping the surface with a damp cloth soaked in soapy water. Be sure and rinse countertop of all soap residue (if soap is used). For removing stuck-on stains and residues, scrubbing the surface with a SOFT bristle nylon brush can do the trick.
Safe and harmless to food
A laminate countertop does not harbor the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria, and other microorganisms. Using bleach and other harsh cleansers are not necessary in cleaning the surface.
Widest color and pattern selections
Among all the other types of countertops, a laminate countertop offers the widest colors and pattern options. Most brands come in more than 250 choices. This diversity allows you to choose the exact design that matches the motif or theme of your kitchen.
A laminate countertop is known to be the most affordable among all types of countertops.
No resistance to scratches and cracks
A laminate countertop is susceptible to scratching, chipping, cuts, and breakage especially along its edges. Sharp knives and other pointed objects can easily scratch the surface, so slicing and preparing food directly on the countertop is not advisable.
No resistance to heat
A laminate countertop does not have the ability to resist heat and burns. It can crack if it is exposed to hot objects such as hot skillets or a cup or steaming coffee. A laminate countertop requires the use of trivets and place mats when putting hot objects on its surface.
Cannot be repaired
A damaged laminate countertop cannot be repaired anymore. Most third-party seam-fill kits can reduce the damage on your countertop or make it less noticeable, they cannot completely repair a fragment that has been broken or cracked.
Brands and Colors
Formica, WilsonArt, Nevamar, Pionite