Wanting to remodel your kitchen or bathroom but you are also on a tight budget? Consider obtaining laminate countertops. You will get just about any look you want at a fraction of the cost with laminate countertops. They’re made from layers of plastic that are bonded to particle board, which is non-porous that resists stains, scratches and heat damage. Plus cleanup is simple with just soap and water. Here are some things you need to know about laminate countertops and why they would be the perfect addition to your kitchen or bathroom remodel.
It’s Easy to Install
Laminate countertops are pre-cut and then seamed together on-site which makes it easy to transport and put into place. There’s no need for special tools or reinforcements from cabinets due to their relatively light weight.
Laminate countertops were all the rage in the 60’s and 70’s, until they got a bad reputation for looking outdated. Now, laminate is affordable, durable, moisture resistant and attractive in a luxury way. You can get laminate that replicates the look of just about anything, like granite, marble, or wood as well as a variety of finishes. So your laminate countertops don’t have to be outdated anymore, they can be as modern as you want in your kitchen or bathroom.
Cost Less Than Others
Laminate is more affordable than ever. Priced between $10-$50 per square foot laminate is the most budget-friendly for today’s countertops. Even the average DIYer can have little trouble installing them for close to nothing. An entire installation can cost just a few hundred dollars if you’re content with not having a custom-designed luxury countertop.
Unlike it was back in the 60’s and 70’s, laminate countertops now can withstand high temperatures on par with granite. Although, using a protective trivet is still a good idea, as discoloration from heat can happen and one of the few downsides of laminate.
Easier to Maintain
There’s not much to do when it comes to maintaining laminate countertops. They can look like natural stone but require no upkeep beyond wiping up spills. No sealing is required and all you need to do is use soap and water.
With standard use, well taken care of laminate countertops will last you about 15 years. Heavy use will dramatically shorten the lifespan. They aren’t especially designed for outdoor kitchens, but if you take good care of them it will last.
Laminate will kill germs! Yes, you heard that right. Laminate products have an antimicrobial shield baked right into them to resist the growth of month and damaging microbes, helping to kill some of the invisible pathogens that can make us sick.
Customize Your Countertops Today
No matter your circumstances, there is a laminate countertop option that will fit your budget. At Lloyd’s Remodeling and Cabinetry, we offer a wide variety of laminate options. Contact our office in Sandy, Utah to schedule a tour of our showroom and speak with one of our professionals today!