Laminate counters are made of plastic-coated synthetics that carry the trademarks such as Formica, Nevamar, and Wilsonart.Â They provide a smooth surface to work on and the pieces are cut to size and are finished on the ends.
Pros: You can buy laminates inÂ variety of differnet colors.Â They are Â easy to maintain and are veryÂ durable. More importantly, they areÂ inexpensive if you are on a tight budget.
Cons:Â Any scratchesÂ or chips areÂ very difficultÂ to repair. Seams will show and end finishing and front edge choices can quickly add up.