The kitchen is considered to be the focal point of the home. Upon entry, guests would see the kitchen bench top as one of the first things anyone would notice. This kind of attention means your bench top can either really lift and compliment the look of your kitchen or bring it down. Which is why it’s important to get it right.
It is important to highlight that the kitchen countertop can pull in the whole theme of the kitchen as well. This is something to consider when planning your kitchen renovation.
When it comes to kitchen counters, there are various materials to choose from when it comes to bench tops. There are counter-tops such as Caesarstone, stainless steel, granite and marble. However, for real affordability that looks good, laminate is sure to be the winner. Laminate may inspire thoughts of gaudy yellows and bright greens from the 70’s style kitchens. But not these days! Today, laminate benchtops comes in a range of stylish colours to suit any taste.
What Is Laminate and What Are The Benefits?
Laminate is cost effective. It won’t burn through your budget unlike granite and other stone materials can. If you’re looking to install a benchtop in your kitchen that is affordable, then laminate is just the thing for you. Plus, it’s easy to install because it weighs considerably less compared to other materials used for kitchen benchtops.
But if your mind is set on getting granite or timber, don’t be disheartened. Due to the vast range of colours and styles available in laminate, you can have the look of a stone or timber bench for your very own kitchen.
Here are a few things you should know about laminate countertops:
- Laminates are made from top of the line computer technology.
- Computer tech is used to create a fine laminate material that is adhered to MDF or particleboard with the help of waterproof and heat resistant glue.
- They are then bonded together by way of high pressure.
- High-pressure laminate will also provide ease of cleaning and protect your investment. This means your benchtop is resistant to stains and scratches.
On the topic of cleaning and preserving your bench top, the option of no joins will create an easier job of cleaning as it will be seamless and will not collect food debris. If you choose post formed laminate, this will eliminate joins between the sides and top of your bench top reducing the risk of peeling laminate. There are obvious care tips in taking care of a laminate. Just always remember to never place hot pans directly onto the bench and when cutting food, you should always use a cutting board to protect your bench top – no matter what material your counter is made from.
When you have made the choice to use laminate, you can come visit our kitchen design consultants over at our Craftbuilt Kitchens showroom in Underwood, Brisbane. They will guide you in making your kitchen, and ultimately your home, look spectacular and you will be impressed at just how modern and attractive a laminate bench top can be. To know more, contact us today at (07) 3341 9166.