Shopping for countertops on a budget? We have two words: Laminate Surfaces!
Laminate countertops can add a fresh, new look to your kitchen or bath at an affordable price. Here is everything you need to know about one of the most affordable surfaces on the market, and why it is a great choice for your project.
Different from compact surfaces, laminate countertops are made of composite material and melamine resin, bonded to particle board to create a countertop surface. As a man-made product, laminate surfaces have benefits including being bacteria resistant as it is a non-porous surface.
Like other countertop options, laminate surfaces can be customizable with different finishes. These finishes can transform the look of your countertop. Finish options include high gloss, matte, leather, suede, concrete, and more.
Care is quite simple for laminate surfaces. Simply clean everyday spills with a soft cloth, mild soap, and warm water. To prevent stains, spills should be cleaned as soon as possible. For stubborn stains, you can use a nonabrasive brush. Darker colors require more frequent cleaning as dust is more visible. Always remember to use hot pads, trivets, cutting boards and coasters for additional protection.
Laminate surfaces commonly used for residential and commercial indoor spaces as countertops, flooring, walls cladding, backsplashes, and more. For large projects that require seaming, seams will be filled with a color-matching adhesive for a nearly seamless look. They will be visible and can be felt. For surfaces that have a more dynamic pattern, seams will be more apparent.
Laminate surfaces are an affordable choice for residential and commercial spaces and come in a vast array of design choices. Here’s our summary of all the things to know about laminate surfaces. For additional information on other surface options, visit our resource tab.