What Are the Benefits of Laminate for Your Countertops?

Posted On Monday, 12 October 2020 20:17

There are so many advantages to using laminate countertops over any other type of surface. Most people don't know that it's possible to purchase laminate in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Many people use it as a part of their kitchen design thanks to its many excellent qualities. See some of those great benefits below:

Durability

Laminate is made of wood chips and resin. When this combination is put under high heat, the wood chips expand and become a hard material. Laminate has a very strong grain and, when it’s polished, you will see a shine that is almost indestructible. When it comes to durability, you can't get any better than laminate. You won't have to worry about your counter getting dinged up. This kind of finish is a great investment because it will last a long time and you won't have to worry about it cracking and ripping.

Cost-Efficient

Laminate countertops are easy to clean and maintain and they are cost-efficient. One of their major advantages over other countertop choices, like granite or marble, is their affordability. While other countertop choices would cost you hundreds of dollars per square foot, laminate countertops can add a fresh new look to any room for only a few hundred dollars total. 

Versatile

One of their biggest advantages is their ability to withstand the elements, including water, moisture, and humidity. You can use a laminated surface in a high traffic area like your kitchen or bathroom, for example. If you have children or pets, you can use them in the living room or den for a durable surface they can’t damage easily. You can even have one in the dining area, if that’s what you are looking for. With this versatility, you can create the perfect match for any room in your home.

Ease of Installation

Installing laminate makes for a great simple DIY project as it is much easier to install than other types of countertop, and can even be done in a matter of hours, compared to an all-day project like other materials., compared to an all-day project like other materials

Less Maintenance

With a traditional hardwood countertop, homeowners would have to deal with having to refinish the counter every few years or so. That can easily eat into any money that you want to save. Laminate counters, on the other hand, are virtually maintenance free and can usually last up to 20 years or more. This is especially appealing if you are considering buying a house in the future where there will inevitably be children in the home. Laminate counter tops can look good for a long time without having to have them refinished.

Because laminated counter tops are quite easy to clean, all you have to do is wipe and dust off the surface of your counter every day to every other. There's also no need to worry about using harsh cleaning agents which can cause a great deal of damage to the surface over time. If you don't want to go through all of that trouble to keep your counter looking good, you may want to consider going with laminated counters as you'll be saving a bundle of money in materials

Different Options

The material for laminate countertops comes in many different thicknesses, depending on which type of function they serve. Horizontal grade is among the thickest of laminates, which makes it perfect for high traffic areas. 039‡ is a high-grade laminate and is ideal for countertops that are used in schools or industrial settings where aesthetics and durability are a priority. Then there is vertical grade laminate, which is less dense and more suited for use in restaurants and other business environments. 

There are also a wide variety of colors to choose from, so there is something to suit every need and budget. A popular choice is black, which comes in many shades and finishes to complement any kitchen decor. There are also colors such as white, gray, and gold, which have become so popular with homeowners because of their modern appearance. 

Conclusion

Regardless of the project you are faced with, there is definitely a choice of laminate that is perfect for your countertops. Thanks to its affordability and flexibility, you can use it for all sorts of DIY projects around your home. Compared to other materials, laminate will save you time, money, and a headache compared to granite or wood countertops and other installations. Consider adding laminate to your home to enjoy these benefits.

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