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KItchen Counters – Laminant Part 5

Formica and Wilsonart are the major manufacturers of laminant counter top materials.  In the in the 70’s and 80’s plastic laminated counters, were very popular.  With the emergence of solid surfaces and the price drop in granite, laminants are very seldomly used in kitchens these days.

Pros
Plastic laminants come in a huge aray of colors, textures and patterns at a cost lower than any other counter top materials.

Cons
Laminants will scratch, chip and burn easily.

Summary
Plastic laminant tops are an option for utility, storage, or laundry rooms.

Here are links to the two major manufacturers of laminant products:

www.formica.com
www.wilsonart.com

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Gregg Cantor, a third generation contractor and owner of Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel has successfully remodeled thousands of homes in San Diego County. Gregg's is experienced in all phases of construction and home remodeling including design development, project management, best building practices, code requirements, and contract law. He also writes articles for examiner.com and is co-host of The Home Pro Show Saturday's at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on A.M.600 KOGO San Diego. Follow Gregg's posts.


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