Quartz vs. laminate countertops and edging

When you’re choosing between different types of countertops, it all comes down to four factors, say laminate countertop edging specialists: appearance, cost, durability and installation. So let’s see how quartz and laminate counters measure up!

  • Appearance: This is a tricky one because quartz has a very distinctive look with its high gloss, natural stone colors and veining… and so does laminate. This is because state-of-the-art design technology has allowed laminate manufacturers to mimic the look of this attractive natural stone more accurately and elegantly than ever before. Laminate is available in a huge range of quartz appearances and, for most people, they look almost exactly like the real thing.
  • Cost: Affordability is a big part of choosing a countertop, especially when you’re on a tight budget or need to cover a big area, like in a kitchen remodel. Here, laminate countertops win outright. While quartz isn’t as expensive as marble, it can still cost around $100 per linear foot, while even the highest quality laminates will only cost around $50 or less per linear foot.
  • Durability: As a natural stone, quartz is highly durable in terms of wear-and-tear especially in terms of resistance to abrasion and knives, which can damage the surface of laminate countertops if you cut directly onto them. However, laminate is known for its incredible longevity if treated with a little care and, in fact, has a much higher heat resistance than quartz, which can crack if a heat is applied directly to its surface.
  • Installation: Quartz is a heavy stone and will need to be set onto cabinets that have been made to withstand the additional weight. This must be done by professionals who will cut, shape and fit the slabs onsite to ensure a proper installation. While laminate countertops are often professionally installed many customers do go the DIY route because it is a fairly simple job. Even if you do take the professional route, the job is quick and not labor intensive – giving you additional savings.

Custom designed laminate countertop edges for your remodel 

Kuehn Bevel is a leader in the manufacture of decorative laminate countertop edging products for laminate, solid surface and wood countertops. Our aim is to give our clients access to beautiful and stylish products that deliver the best in protective countertop edging and interior design but without the hefty price tag.

For more information about laminate countertop edging options, please contact us today and speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers.

Mix it up with these laminate edging options

When most people are remodeling their kitchens or bathrooms and ordering their laminate countertops, they don’t know that there are more edging options out there than the standard ones offered by laminate manufacturers. Specialists like Kuehn Bevel, however, have revolutionized the laminate edging industry by offering a huge range of affordable, high quality options that promote creativity, customization and style. Here are just some of the many laminate edging options you can choose from:

  • Solid surface edges: These edges are durable, smooth and resilient – and available in all the top laminate brand designs. Choose from a multitude of patterns and designs, including single and double bevels, round and ogee edges. These edges are durable, non-porous and hygienic, delivering a seamless result for your vanity, kitchen countertop or work surface.
  • Wood: Wood edge molding is a great way to edge off your countertops with a warm, welcoming and traditional touch. It is available in Red Oak, Cherry and Maple in a wide range of profile options. In addition, you can also include laminate accent strips in the design to create an even more personalized touch.
  • Kurv: Kurv edges are a very affordable option for laminate countertops that offers a high impact, sculpted edge. Available in single or double bevel as well as a subtle single and double bevel version, this is a seamless decorative option that delivers a highly water resistant and durable edge.

At Kuehn Bevel, we don’t just stop at countertop edges, we offer expertly crafted matching backsplashes and wall trim as well.

Get creative with affordable, high quality laminate edging options 

With over 20 years of experience, Kuehn Bevel are the people to see when you want exceptional quality edging options for your laminate countertops. With a wide range of decorative options to suit all the top laminate countertop brands, we’ll deliver a product that is expertly manufactured and designed to your specifications. From beveled edge laminate countertops to Formica and Corian countertop edges, we can deliver it all.

Please contact us today and speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers for more information on our countertop edge options.

 

Where to find the biggest range of countertop edge options

Choosing your new laminate kitchen countertops is all about selecting a practical and beautiful asset that will bring your kitchen design to life – but that’s not where it ends. Ordering countertop edging is not only an attractive way to personalize the look of your countertops, it also strengthens and protects them to extend their lifespan. So, where can you find the largest range of countertop edge options? Kuehn Bevel of course!

  • We work with the laminate manufacturing industry’s leading brands: Want us to match our edges to your countertops? No problem – we work with all the top laminate brands, including Nevamar, Pionite, Wilsonart, Formica and more. This means that you get the exact same quality design as your countertops.
  • We offer better range: Laminate manufacturers concentrate on designing and creating high quality countertops, but they only offer one or two standard edging options. As edging specialists, however, our aim is to ensure that we can help you create a personalized, custom look that sets your countertops apart. Whether you want one of our beveled edge options, granite like laminate edges, Formica edges, classic edges or even wood or solid surface edges, we’re ready to supply them.
  • We’re all about quality: We’ve invested in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment in order to ensure the highest standards of edging quality and durability. This means that your countertops are properly protected, can withstand wear-and-tear better and will last longer than they would with standard edging.

Laminate countertop edging options: Quality and style without the High Street price tag

At Kuehn Bevel, we specialize in manufacturing high quality kitchen countertop edges, including beveled edge laminate countertop trim, that deliver the perfect finishing touches to your design. Expertly manufactured to your specifications using a wide range of edging options and laminate products, we deliver a result that enhances your design, protects your countertops and looks great.

From the ideal Formica edges and faux granite countertop trim to backsplashes and wood profiles, we do it all. Please contact us today and speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers for more information.

 

3 laminate countertops and edges that have the luxury look

Although they are predominantly practical spaces, kitchens are also quickly becoming the most glamorous and beautiful entertainment spaces in homes across the country. These high-end looks are more achievable than ever before, thanks to high-quality, luxurious laminate countertops and countertop edges.

  1. The solid wood look:  Solid wood countertops are a kitchen classic. With a warm, traditional feel, these countertops fit well in traditional kitchen spaces as well as adding a touch of character and charm to modern kitchens. Laminate versions of these countertops come in a wide range of authentic designs that perfectly mimic the look of different natural woods – they’re also more affordable, easier to maintain and easier to install.
  2. Granite like laminate: Granite has set the standard for kitchen countertops for decades, thanks to its wide range of colors, versatility and durability – and despite its high price. Recently however, laminate design technology has caught up, allowing homeowners to have an affordable and highly durable alternative that delivers the same high-end results. In fact, it’s almost indistinguishable from the real thing!
  3. Cost-effective marble: This natural stone is the ultimate in luxury countertops, with its elegant patterning and colors – and a price tag to match. Laminate design specialists have dug deep to bring consumers a far more affordable but just as stylish alternative. Laminate marble countertops aren’t just cheaper, however, they’re also more eco-friendly, more durable and much less expensive to install – helping you get a high street look without overspending on your home or sacrificing on style.

High quality, affordable laminate countertop edging options 

At Kuehn Bevel, we specialize in manufacturing high quality kitchen countertop edges, including beveled edge laminate countertop trim, that deliver the perfect finishing touches to your design. Expertly manufactured to your specifications using a wide range of edging options and laminate products, we deliver a result that enhances your design, protects your countertops and looks great.

From the ideal Formica edges and faux granite countertop trim to backsplashes and wood profiles, we do it all. Please contact us today and speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers for more information.