Laminate counters, made of plasticcoated synthetics, are manufactured by several companies, including Formica, Nevamar, and Arborite. They’ve come a long way over the past decade, and boast thousands of looks, including textures similar to leather, marble and granite.
Laminate today is not the laminate of even 10 years ago, says Aviva BenChoreen, a designer with Laurysen Kitchens Ltd. There are new textures, there are new colours. It’s no longer just a fine polka-dot, or something that looks like granite, says Ben-Choreen. You can now get things that look like slate, feel like slate. There are some really beautiful and wild colours available.
Cost-efficient, easy to clean and available in a variety of colours.