When it comes to your kitchen worktops, you need something that will be both practical and stylish, durable and resilient. From hard wood or natural stone, to Corian or laminate, there are plenty of options available. But laminate can be the perfect worktop choice for many kitchens. Here at MLS Kitchens, we are kitchen style and design experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to laminate kitchen worktops.
What are laminate kitchen worktops?
Laminate worktops are created in a couple of stages. First of all, layers of impregnated paper are fused together, under a high temperature. This is then bonded to a substrate for strength and depth. As a result, the laminate is the top surface, covering the substrate.
This creation process produces a final product that is available in a wide range of colours and designs. This makes it a great choice for the style conscious homeowner or property developer. In fact, laminate worktops are a fantastic addition to either the contemporary or the traditional home. This is because they can be made to look like other worktop materials, including wood, slate, stone and granite, so it will suit any kitchen style.
In addition, it is also non-porous, easy to maintain and resistant to impact. This means that laminate worktops are both practical and stylish.
Laminate worktops are also more affordable than composite or hardwood worktops, in many cases.
Laminate worktops are durable. They are non-porous, unlike hard wood or natural stone, which will need treating. And, they are also fairly resistant to stains or chemicals.
However, laminate kitchen worktops are not resistant to heat or steam. This means that placing hot pans directly onto the laminate surface could result in some damage.
Finally, laminate kitchen worktops are incredibly low maintenance. They are easy to clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent, and will not need to be sealed or treated.
Why not take a look at our range of laminate worktops, here at MLS Kitchens?