Laminate countertops are a great way to change your kitchen's appearance for just a fraction of the cost of other materials. Homeowners are quickly discovering that laminate is a great choice for those who wish to change their countertops without the pressure of making permanent decisions.
Laminate countertops are created from many layers of decorative paper and kraft paper. These papers are applied with resin and fused together using extreme heat and pressure. The laminated paper is then applied to a "sub-deck" which is typically made up of plywood.
There are hundreds of colors to choose from and through the use of new inks and new techniques of creating laminate, manufacturers are able to create "Hi-Definition" laminates that have a textured appearance that can mimic the look of natural stone.