Are you currently in the debate or dilemma of what material to use for the countertop of your new kitchen remodeling in Stafford, TX? During the last month, we have written two articles on our blog about other materials like quartz, granite, and marble. Today you will learn about the pros and cons of a different material; laminate countertops.
H2: Advantages of choosing laminate countertops for a kitchen remodeling in Stafford, TX.
Cost: Cost is by far the most recognized advantage when it comes to choosing a laminate countertop for a kitchen or bathroom remodeling. In comparison to other materials like natural or manmade stones, this is by far the most economical way to go. Because of its cost, it is a very popular choice among the American people.
Looks like stone: Unless you are a countertop expert, you will not be able to tell the difference of a laminate countertop in comparison to a natural stone countertop from afar. Of course, natural stones are by far way better materials but it has a lot of resemblance.
Constant Colors and Patterns: Laminate countertops have a wide variety of colors and patterns. One of the greatest things is that the pattern or color is 100% constant, unlike natural stones.
H3: Disadvantages of Laminate Countertops.
Durability-Comparison: In comparison to natural stones, laminate countertops are not so good. In order to have a long lasting laminate countertop you need to follow a series of instructions of what not to do and they are extremely hard to follow giving the fact that you will most likely do that in a kitchen.
Marks or Stains: If you clean this countertop type too much or too hard you may affect its color variation or leave a mark.
Scratches: This material type easily scratches; which means you have to be extra careful when cooking or when doing any type of activity on the countertop.
No-Heat Resistance: Unlike many other countertop materials, laminate countertop is NOT heat resistant. This means that you cannot place any hot plates or any hot casseroles.
In conclusion, this is a cost-effective material that under the right care will last for a bit but in comparison to natural stones and other materials like quartz it is very weak. If budget is a problem, laminate countertop can and will be the solution for you.