GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)- With all the options out there for kitchen remodels, most people are eyeing smooth surface countertops for their beauty and practicality. The choices are numerous from high end stone products that come from a quarry to wood and recycled materials to the budget friendly laminates. Laminate has gotten a bad rap for a lot of the products from the past decades, but times have changed.
1. Low Maintenance & Easy to Clean. When we were growing up my mom had ceramic tile countertops and I remember her saying she couldn’t wait for the day to rip them out. I also remember her scrubbing (and making us scrub!) the grout to keep it clean and bright. Laminate offers an easy to clean solution with a household cleaner, a sponge, and some hot water, cleaning them is a breeze and maintaining them is a cinch since you don’t need to seal them.
2. Budget Friendly. Compared to stone and other solid surface countertops, laminate wins in the price war. Starting as low as $15 per square foot, they are far more affordable than quartz, marble, or granite which are often $50 to $100 per square foot depending on the material. You do have to be careful of sharp objects, abrasive cleaners, or extremely high heat.
3. Stylish. Laminate countertops are looking so good! The new patterns complement dark and light, painted and wood cabinets, but do you notice how they’re installed? Stop at the edge of the horizontal plane then finish the statement with a very cool and stylish backsplash.
4. New & Improved Patterns. Laminate has come a long way baby! You truly can get a laminate countertop that looks like Carrarra marble, high end glossy black granite or even bright pink if that’s what your little girl wants in her bathroom!
Location: 4046 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534