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While granite and marble countertops dominate dinner conversations these days, laminate countertops still take the cake when it comes to cost effective, attractive, countertop solutions. If you're looking to remodel you kitchen countertops, and are pressed by budgetary considerations, these countertops deserve a serious look.
Laminate Countertops: Limitless Designs
One of the biggest draws of these countertops is the design possibilities available when it comes to laminate material. Laminate used to mean cheap looking, vinyl countertops. Not anymore. Laminate countertops are now manufactured in more designs than you can imagine, including stone imitations that can impress the most discriminate guest. They are high quality countertops, with color, design, and material choices to match.
While laminates are the least expensive countertop option, they are also the most popular because of their cost to durability ratio. Laminate countertops are tough and easy to maintain, and if well cared for, laminate can last for 20 years or more. In fact, some contemporary suppliers of laminate counters offer 40 year guarantees on their product.
These countertops are made from a base of plywood or particleboard that spans across the top of a cabinet and is then covered with the decorative laminated finish. Laminate takes more diligence to maintain than a stone countertop, but with proper care, your laminate countertops will last, and impress, for years to come.