The Benefits of Laminate Benchtops for Your Kitchen
Undergoing a kitchen renovation is a very exciting thing indeed, but it can also be overwhelming when you have to pick out so many different kitchen elements to ensure they fit together to create a cohesive look -- and all within your budget at the same time. There is no more important element of your kitchen design that the benchtops. Not only do they cover a lot of surface area, but they also serve an important function, so they have to be both aesthetically pleasing and practical. For this reason, laminate kitchen benchtops are the ultimate choice.
Many colours and styles
Of course, a natural stone benchtop or marble counter is going to look fantastic, but one of the incredible benefits of laminate benchtops is that the design can be customised to pretty much any style you want. If you want the look of natural stone, there are plenty of laminate options out there that replicate the look of natural stone in a very authentic way. If you don't want something natural but think a hot pink or neon yellow benchtop would add something dynamic to your kitchen, laminate counters can bring that too.
If you really want that authentic Italian marble look, why not just buy Italian marble in the first place? Well, because it can be extremely expensive, and most people are working to a kitchen design budget that doesn't extend to those types of luxe materials. With laminate countertops you can replicate the design of marble -- or any other expensive material, for that matter -- but at a fraction of the cost. Not only is the actual material cost of laminate cheaper, but laminate counters are also a lot easier (and therefore cheaper) to install.
Your kitchen countertops don't just have to look great -- they also need to be functional. You'll most likely be chopping on them, accidentally spilling things on them and placing hot pans on them on a daily basis, so they have to be robust and stand the test of time. Thankfully, laminate countertops are the solution. Some surfaces react very badly to stains such as coffee or red wine, but as long as you get to the stain fairly quickly, your laminate counters will look as good as new for a long while. Just remember to always use heat pads and chopping boards to make sure your counters have as much longevity as possible.
Now you know everything there is to know about laminate surfaces, do you think they are the kitchen countertop of choice for you?