Laminate countertops are a modern, man-made product that offers an affordable, attractive and high-quality alternative to granite, marble, wood and other natural materials. Here’s some insight into how these countertops are made, from expert manufacturers of laminate countertop edges.
- Substrate: This is the most important structural component of these countertops. It forms the base of the countertop, and while the materials used will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, it usually consists of plywood, medium density fiberboard (MDF) or particleboard. Special industrial-grade particleboard is the most popular option, as it offers the best combination of strength, durability and water resistance, and laminate adheres well to its surface.
- Laminate: The laminate element of laminate countertops consists of the outermost layer of the countertop. This is made from a type of high quality type of plastic that is designed and manufactured to deliver an exceptional look and feel. Thanks to new technology, laminate can now resemble a wide range of wood, stone, granite and marble surfaces almost exactly, in addition to providing ranges that have a trendy, more colorful look. This laminate is glued onto the substrate to create a smooth, durable surface that is easy to maintain, water resistant and an attractive addition to any home.
- Edging: Laminate countertop edges come standard from most manufacturers, and consist of a layer of laminate glued to the exposed edges of the countertops once they have been cut to size. However, these edges are limited both in their style and quality. To make the most of your investment, it’s better to install custom designed edging from a leading manufacturer like Kuehn Bevel. Not only does this enhance the style of your countertops through introducing different shaped edges and even new materials like solid surface and wood, it also increases the durability of your countertops, as they are manufactured to exceptionally high standards in order to provide better protection.
Enhance your laminate countertops with affordable, custom edges
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.