Countertops Have Much More To Offer
thought of as an industry term for laminate countertops just like
Kleenex is used as a way to ask for tissues. They aren't
necessarily thought of as just brand names.
Formica countertops have much more to offer than just
They offer a wide variety of products that can be just as attractive,
and a lot less expensive, than some of the natural or solid surface
countertops out there.
Formica countertops are now offered as solid surface, wood veneer, and
metal countertops in addition to the traditional laminate.
The solid surface countertops are non-porous so they are durable,
resistant to stains, heat, and bacteria. They are easy to care for and
easy to maintain. Simple wiping with mild soap and warm water
will keep it clean. For tougher stains, you can use stronger
detergents, or bleach, then wipe clean. However, you should
cleaners with acid in them, for example, to clean tile or ceramic stove
If your countertop has a matte finish, you can even use abrasives to
clean the stain. While the Formica countertop is resistant to
heat and scratches, you should be sure to use hotpads and cutting
boards when appropriate. They are available in a variety of
colors and styles to fit any kitchen.
Wood veneer surfaces are available in modern, traditional, and even
exotic styles. It is made by laminating real wood to a
core. Since it is made from real wood, there will be color
pattern variations. This will give a more natural look to
table or other surface. Formica does not recommend using this
option for high-use countertops as they can be damaged
you did choose this as your Formica countertop, you would have to be
extremely careful not to scratch, gouge, or damage the surface.
Formica countertops are also available in metal laminates and solid
metals. These countertops are created by applying a
metal foil face onto a high pressure phenolic laminate. They
protected by an anodized or lacquer finish. Again, these
are not necessarily recommended for use as a countertop because of the
possibility that they will be damaged. It is intended for
duty or vertical applications.
Traditional laminate Formica countertops are by far the best known,
easy to care for, and economical option. Formica laminate
shouldn’t be overlooked! There is a trend to move
more expensive countertop options, but there is something to be said
about economy and durability. There are laminates now being
produced that look like the more popular choices of granite, marble,
and other stone.
These countertops can give you the beauty and functionality, without
the added maintenance of real stone countertop surfaces.
countertops are easy to keep clean and easy to repair in most
instances. Keep in mind that they are not indestructible
though! Normal care should be taken not to use the countertop
a cutting board, and the use of hotpads is always a good idea as very
hot pans could melt the plastic.
With proper care and maintenance, your Formica countertop can stay
beautiful for years to come!
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