Marble vs. laminate kitchen countertops – Can they compare?

If you want to add a truly luxurious feature to your kitchen remodel, you’re probably going to look into buying marble countertops. These are often thought of as the epitome of elegance and style in the home – but it might surprise you to find out that laminate countertops complete with high quality edging, can give marble a run for its money.

Here are the top reasons why, from the leading manufacturers of kitchen countertop edges.

  • Cost: It will come as no surprise that marble is the costlier option. In fact, it can cost $250 per square foot or more! Laminate will only set you back around $40 per square foot or less for a very similar look. Laminate is also less expensive to install and doesn’t require a foundation of strengthened or reinforced cupboards because it is very light in weight.
  • Cleanliness: It might surprise you, but laminate is incredibly hygienic compared to marble – something of great importance when preparing food. Marble is a natural stone that is porous if not professionally sealed on a regular basis, making it vulnerable to collecting bacteria and staining. Marble tiles are even more of a concern, as the grouting between tiles is a dirt trap that can collect even the tiniest amounts of bacteria. All laminate requires, however, is a quick wipe down with a soft cloth and a mild kitchen cleaner.
  • Design factor: The best pieces of marble have a more consistent patterning and color variation, but these are in high demand – and expensive as a result. Thanks to ground-breaking design technology, laminate countertop manufacturers can expertly reproduce the look of this high-end product without breaking your budget. It’s almost indistinguishable from the real thing!

Finish your countertop off with high quality, custom 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.

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