Who says laminate counters have to be ugly and dated?
I’ve started working with a new client who will be undergoing an entire main floor renovation of her home. A large portion of her budget will be taken by flooring and then her kitchen cabinets. Knowing that, I have started to look at options for her kitchen counters. I know Quartz will most likely not be an option and I will not be looking at cheaper granite (as I believe you pay for what you get). As such, I’ve started to look at different options.
Sexy Laminate Counters
Yes, you heard me. Laminate has come such a long way! I knew there were changes with laminate however until I really started to investigate this option, I had no idea of the fantastic changes that have been made.
Sexy Laminate Counters: Color Choice
My client will be having shiny white kitchen cabinets installed. She also is in love with the gray trend. As you may know, I am a firm believer in choosing fixed elements that will stand the test of time and trends. That means cabinets, counters, backsplash are all fixed elements. After working with my client in getting a feel for her own style I’ve looked at a variety of laminate counters as options.
This laminate counter is from the Formica® 180 fx line. Not only does it look like marble, it also has a little bit of texture to it. What’s great about this is that you no longer need to worry about an edge line. Formica has something called IdealEdge™ which, “…eliminates the final telltale sign of laminate – the brown line.”
Other Marble Look-Alikes
There are other options to get the marble look-alike with laminate counters.
- Formica® Cararra Bianco laminate
- Wilsonart® Laminate Calcutta Marble
- Arborite Arabescato Marble
Granite Look Alike
Going with a totally different look (white cabinets and a darker counter), I found this granite look-alike counter. It is also part of the Formica® 180 fx line. This particular colour is called Dolce Vita
There are also more subtle granite look-alikes such as Formica® Perlato Granite .
Sexy Laminate Counters
I was amazed at just how many choices there are when it comes to laminate counters. Formica® has 121 choices with their Formica® laminate line and 28 choices in their 180 fx Line. Wilsonart® has 531 different designs and Arborite also has numerous choices.
Just see for yourself how sexy laminate counters can be!
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