With hundreds of materials to choose from, selecting the right surfaces for your kitchen or bathroom counters can be a daunting task. Each surfacing material has inherent properties that you should be aware of when beginning a kitchen or bathroom renovation. For example, some surfaces require annual maintenance or special cleaning products, while others may not stand-up well to stains or direct heat. In the same vein, some materials may be a stretch to your budget, while others won't break the bank.
⦾ First, sheets of kraft paper are saturated in melamine resin.
⦾ Then, the resin-soaked papers are pressed tightly together under extremely high heat.
⦾ Next, the decorative paper is placed on the very top and cured in an oven.
⦾ Lastly, the sheets of laminate are glued to particle board to create a hard surface that is durable, flexible and beautiful.
⦾ Versatile: It can be used for any countertop or work surface in your home – from the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, wet bar, craft room and beyond.
⦾ Fun: There are more colors, patterns and finishes than any other surfacing material, which means that there truly is a laminate pattern for every design taste and personal style. Options include solid colors, graphic patterns and the look of natural stone.
⦾ Easy to clean and maintain: Laminate does not require special cleaning products or annual resealing. Simply wipe off the mess and continue enjoying your lifestyle!
⦾ Simple to install: You have the freedom to hire a pro or do it yourself.
⦾ Affordable: The typical cost per square foot of installed granite may be roughly $120, while Formica® Brand Laminate costs between $14 and $38 per square foot installed.
⦾ Always improving: Yes, you can have an undermount sink!