Laminate bathroom countertops are very popular countertops used by the homeowners as it is an extremely versatile and inexpensive product having durability & easy maintenance.
The Cost Factor
Laminate Countertops can be a very inexpensive option as pricing starts as low as $10 – $16 sq ft. It is also a great option for the do it yourself.
Custom design laminate countertops range between $20-$40 sq ft. For installed laminate countertops, Homeowners can expect to pay in the range of $35- $55 sq ft.
Color & Design
Laminate countertops are manufactured product and can be infused with hundreds of different colors & can come in several finishes & designs.
Laminate Countertops are fairly durable but can face some problems with moisture, sharp objects and high heat.
Laminate Countertops are relatively resistant to minor scratches, moisture (about 60%) & are moderately heat resistant (upto 150 Degree).
Laminate Countertops have easy maintenance & can last for decades if used with care & due diligence.
Construction & Installation
Laminate is mixed material and impregnated with resin and bonded with high heat and pressure to give it a solid appearance. These are available in sheet form, molded with finished edges, either rounded or squared and available by linear foot with several finishing options.
With a little skill and good pre-planning, laminate countertops can be easy one to install. When installing these countertops, Homeowners should mount them directly to the cabinet or vanity.
Environmental & Health Impact
Laminate Countertops are not a perfect green product but green conscious homeowners can use only that manufacturer who uses recycled materials in the construction of the laminate sheets. One should use a non-toxic cleaner regularly to effectively battle mold and mildew buildup.
With its many color & design options and relative inexpensive installation and replacement, laminate bathroom countertops can truly be a great choice for your home. Laminate Countertops are versatile & can look great & stand up to the most bathing needs when used with proper maintenance & with the right accessories.