Laminate Kitchen Countertops

For a wallet-friendly but practical material in the kitchen, laminate kitchen counters are a stylish alternative to expensive stone slab surfaces.


Countertops continue to define a kitchen’s style — but they don’t have to be a budget-buster. This granite look-alike from Wilsonart is actually laminate but unlike previous laminate countertops features a more realistic, larger stone pattern and rounded edge for a high-end granite look at a fraction of the price

Laminate kitchen countertops offer an attractive option for consumers looking for a budget-friendly surface, a variety of patterns and colors, and a nonporous material that's both low-maintenance easy to maintain.

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Closeup of a kitchen countertop made from laminate material and a marble tile backsplash.

From: H. Camille Smith and H. Camille Smith

Galley kitchen with white cabinets and countertops made from laminate, wood ceiling and floor.

This retro blue and red kitchen has a formica kitchen island countertop, red barstools, blue tiled backsplash, red pendant lighting, and dark cabinets.

This kitchen island has laminate material and a drop in sink with a new faucet.

This drop in sink design has a laminate countertop with neutral tones.

Kitchen worktop with recessed gas knobs and cupboards overhead

Laminate kitchen countertops first became popular in the 1950s, but they maintain a time-tested appeal in the 21st century as well.

Available for a fraction of the price of granite, stone-look, wood or metal countertops, laminate counters also have the distinct advantage of offering a cohesive, seamless look thanks to options like integrated sinks, backsplashes and more.

Even better, unlike the pricier surfaces, laminate can be replaced for a comparatively low cost. And because it can be purchased premade from big box stores, the material is also a favorite among do-it-yourselfers.

Often referred to as Formica, a popular countertop brand, laminate kitchen counters come in sheets that are cut to fit your counters. While laminate counters will have seams, a good fabricator should have the ability to make them practically disappear into the surface.

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