Why choose laminate countertops?
Laminate countertops are easy to maintain and resist stains, heat and impact almost as well as more costly countertop options. Even better, they come in a huge range of colors and designs.
If budget is an issue, laminate is your answer. The tremendous range of colors, finishes and textures give you more choices than nearly anything else. Well-known brands such as Formica and WilsonArt continue to come up with new colors and patterns to match today’s styles.
Don’t like the black edge of laminate? New products have nearly eliminated the line that used to signify laminate by offering edge options that create the rounded or bull nose look found in Corian or granite countertops.
When you need durability, laminate countertops can take a lot of wear and tear. It stands up to stains and heat well and it’s easy to care for. However, some laminates will show scratches and cuts, so always use a cutting board.
Laminate countertops where there’s water and wear and tear
Choose laminate countertops in the kitchen and in bathrooms. Or use them in workrooms and laundry rooms. Discover hundreds of colors, patterns or textures. Imitate wood or granite, or just try something funky and fun with a splash of bright color. From traditional matte and glossy finishes to abstract textures, you can create a custom look for every surface.
You can even add laminate to a work table or other furniture to protect the surface or provide an easy-to-clean workspace for art or craft projects.
What is laminate?
Laminate is made from a combination of plastic, paper and melamine—and sometimes board. The materials are formed into a thin layer and colored or manufactured with naturalistic or textured designs. The decorative layer is compressed and cured with heat to create a hard, durable surface. This layer is then laminated to particleboard or chip board, which holds down the cost and provides a sturdy surface.
Lots of samples and ideas in store
Stop by our store for plenty of samples and ideas. We carry major brands and can help you choose laminate countertops to coordinate with new floors—which could be laminate, marmoleum, luxury vinyl tile –all perfect for a kitchen or bathroom.
We’ll bring colors and samples to your home for a free in-home estimate. And we’ll install your new countertop once you’ve chosen the look. Stop by our Portland, Oregon store and meet your project consultant! We only offer products we know and trust, and we stand behind our products and our people.
You’ll be delighted with your new laminate countertops, we promise!