When designing your kitchen, one of the hardest things to decide on is the type of worktop you would like to have. From granite to wood and marble to quarts the opportunities are endless for achieving the look you want. Laminate worktops are also available but many question just how appropriate they are. With bad press in the past this work surface has gotten itself a bad name, but I can tell you that times have changed and laminate worktops are in fact extremely practical for the kitchen. Below are 5 reasons as to why.
One of the most frustrating things about choosing a worktop is the price tag that comes with it. Wood and granite tend to very expensive and can set you back if you’re not careful. Laminate on the other hand is perfect for those seeking a worktop that is budget friendly, practical and professional looking. Starting from as little as £15 per square metre you can put in laminate worktops for almost less than half the price of stone or other solid surface worktops. This is a fantastic save that will leave you in pocket rather than out of pocket.
Laminate worktops are extremely low maintenance and require little work from you to keep them clean. The material is easily cleaned using a surface cleaner, sponge and some hot water in a matter of minutes. There are no nooks or crannies for bacteria to grow in and the surface is waterproof eliminating the need to seal it yourself. It is difficult to stain and has no grout that needs to be kept clean and bright. You do however need to be careful with it as it is unable to withstand high temperatures and can be damaged easily with sharp objects. To avoid this from happening never place hot pans straight onto the bench and always use a chopping board for cutting up food. Aside from that if looked after properly your laminate worktop could last you years.
Laminate has come a long way over the years and is now available in a huge range of designs, colours and patterns. There is a look to suit every kitchen whether it be modern, Victorian or Edwardian, you will not be left out of the loop. One of the most promising things about laminate is that it is even able to mock other materials such as wood, granite, marble, quartz and much more. So if you always wanted a wooden worktop but couldn’t quite afford it you can still get the look. I know it’s not the same but it’s the next best thing and should you come into some money later you can always replace it.
Size and length:
It can sometimes be difficult to get more expensive worktops to meet the measurements of your kitchen, particularly if you have awkward shaped walls. Laminate however comes in almost every length and width you need and can be cut into any desired shape to fit the needs of your kitchen. With laminate worktops you can rest assured that every inch of bench space will be covered accordingly.
Easy to install:
Laminate worktops are very easy to install, and the professional can have them fitted in no time at all. The process is quick and easy eliminating any chance of long lasting disturbances in your home. It is also a fairly mess free job that won’t leave your kitchen looking like a builders yard once fitted. With laminate your kitchen will be back in working order the same day it is fitted.