Monday, February 9, 2015

The New Laminate

Laminate has come a long way in recent years. Granite or other stone countertops are what many opt for when remodeling their kitchen. However, it can be a hefty chunk of your budget. Although they are not natural stone, laminate countertops are durable and easily maintained and are a budget friendly choice for many remodels.

Over the years, manufacturers have listened to consumers and addressed their concerns. Today, there are a plethora of options in both style and color. Many laminates mimic the look of natural stone, some are even textured. Seams on the edges have been eliminated and new edge options are available.  Here are some of the latest and greatest options in laminate.

Looking to make a statement in your kitchen or bath? Jonathan Adler has a new Formica collection that is sure to "wow."


Jonathan Adler Formica
Formica

There are many "natural stone" look options like this from Wilsonart.

Wilsonart

This is sure to required a double take. A natural stone like this would be a hit to the budget but this laminate gives the same look at a fraction of the cost.


Love marble but not the upkeep? Try a faux marble laminate instead. Also, note the edge detail which is a far cry from the traditional laminate square edge.


180fx 3421 Bianca Luna
Formica

I love the wood-look this laminate has, again without the maintenance issues of real wood.


Many laminates truly require a double take. Like this one which truly has the look of granite.

Wilson Art

Next time you are shopping for countertops, give laminate a second look. You might be surprised at what you find.




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