Laminates have now become one of the most common types of countertops in kitchen remodels. Although choosing the right one does require some thought. Laminate countertops are far less expensive than are solid counter tops of similar size. This makes them an attractive option for many do it yourselfers.
Price is always a major factor in any kitchen remodel. The materials used, the construction method decided on and the amount of customization needed will all be factors in your decision. There is a wide variety of laminates styles for you to choose from in your design. Another consideration is the amount of use the countertop will get. If you do heavy cooking and will be using the countertop daily you may consider a heavier solid surface. In this case you may choose a counter top made from reinforced plastics with glass fiber and carbon. Your next choice is the color that you want.
The most common colors for laminate kitchen counter tops are grey, black and cream. White is also becoming more popular. Of course, if you have a very personal taste, then you can find counter tops in most colors. The main thing is to keep the theme of your kitchen and match the counter top to it. Texture is also a consideration in your overall choice. With the advancement of technology, you can find many textures and patterns such as marble, quartz and natural stone.
A wood texture is also popular and used in many remodels today. If you decide to buy a wooden texture, then you have a choice between wide and narrow grain counter tops. The functional need of the counter top is very important. Although laminate counter tops are a great investment, they do have certain drawbacks. If you have the money, then you might want to invest in something more durable and longer-lasting.