Laminate countertops are very durable and hard-wearing, which is why many older homes around the country still feature them in their kitchens, bathrooms and workspaces. However, decades-old laminate countertops can look dated even if they are still very functional, so what should you do – replace them or give them a makeover? Here’s some insight from the specialists in countertop edge profiles, Kuehn Bevel.
The pros and cons of a laminate countertop makeover
Various hardware stores and craft supply stores offer paint specifically for use on laminate countertops. These kits are usually very affordable and come in a wide range of tints. Easy to apply if you enjoy light DIY work, these seem like a great option for a quick and easy countertop makeover.
However, these products can compromise the quality of your work surface and can’t offer the same durability as the original laminate surface. The coating is easily damaged by knives, it bubbles if exposed to water for even a short amount of time, and it wears off fairly easily in high traffic areas, so it needs constant maintenance.
Replacing your laminate countertop
Laminate countertops are surprisingly easy and affordable to replace and, with the incredible advancements in design technology, they are just as beautiful as natural stone, wood and marble. Because they are lightweight and cut to fit your space exactly, they are quick and easy to install, which brings down your labor costs and means you don’t have to install new cabinets with extra support for heavy countertops. Precision-manufactured from quality materials, laminate countertops are even more hygienic, easy to maintain and hardwearing than their 1970’s predecessors, and come in a wider range of designs and textures than ever before. In fact, when paired up with custom manufactured edging, these countertops offer better value, style and durability for your money than any other countertop option – there are even eco-friendly options for homeowners looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
Speak to Kuehn Bevel for custom designed laminate countertop edges and profiles
Kuehn Bevel is a leader in the manufacture of decorative laminate countertop edging products for laminate, solid surface and wood countertops. Our products include beveled edge laminate countertop edges, solid surface edging and Corian countertop edges, amongst others. 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 our countertop edge profiles, please contact us today and speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers.