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Laminate Countertops Manufacturers in Pompano Beach FL

Delorie Countertops & Doors opened in Pompano Beach, FL in 1999. Since then we have continued to grow into one of the premier countertop fabricators and cabinet door, component and cabinetry distributors in Southeast Florida.

Laminate Countertops

The king is back! After spending a couple of decades out of the limelight, the retro style of laminate countertop is making a triumphant return to kitchens all over the country. As time passes and technology advances, the grimy, cigarette-stained laminate countertops of the past have made way for a wide variety of styles and textures, all at a price far more affordable than granite or metal. Whether you’re looking for a sleek solid color, a complex granite pattern, or even a wood finish, Delorie Countertops & Doors has the experience and know-how to create the laminate dream you’ve been looking for.

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Laminate Countertops FAQs

What is Laminate?

Westinghouse started experimenting with layered resins. Their theory was that combining several thin layers of resin would result in a much stronger product than a single, thick layer of resin by itself, and they were right. They left Westinghouse to form a new company, Formica, and the rest is history.

Today, laminate countertops are made by combining several layers of resin and paper to create a single sheet of laminate. First, the top layers are made of clear plastic and paper and protect the texture and color of the decorative sheet in the middle layers. Finally, the bottom layers are made up of sturdy Kraft paper and plywood and keep the laminate in place.

Why is Laminate a Good Choice for Countertops?

There are a few reasons why laminate is an increasingly popular choice for countertop materials. The first is its flexibility. Laminate can be made in a wide variety of colors, finishes, and textures, making it easy to add to any style of decor. This means it can be used in almost any room of the house that requires a countertop. It’s also extremely easy to work with and can be cut into any shape you can imagine – even forms with sharp corners or complicated cut-outs. In addition to its flexibility, laminate is also highly durable and is less likely to chip or break than a granite countertop. Finally, laminate countertops are easily the most cost-effective option, with an average price of between $35 and $40 a foot at retail.

Where Can I Use Laminate Countertops?

While most of the laminate installation we do is in kitchens, at Delorie Countertops & Doors, we’re happy to help you install countertops in any room of the house. The flexibility of laminate makes it a great choice for any countertop space you might need. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • Kitchens are the most commonly chosen rooms for laminate countertops. Laminate is easy to clean, so food stains aren’t much of an issue, and the variety of style options means it can fit into any style of decoration. It’s also a lot easier and cheaper to replace, which is appealing for anyone who tends to catch the kitchen remodeling bug.
  • Bathrooms are also a pretty common landing spot for laminate countertops. Besides the cost and the flexibility, the big advantage here is that laminate is non-porous, which means water won’t seem through the countertop into the cabinets below. It also means that mold is far less likely to grow on the underside of laminate countertops.
  • Workrooms can also feature laminate countertops. Laminate is a popular choice for workrooms because of the durability, which means it’s a great choice for a shop table or anywhere else that power tools might be in use. No more worrying about chips and dings from errant drill bits.
  • Laundry rooms often have laminate countertops as well. The smooth and seamless texture of laminate makes it a perfect space for folding clothes, and it’s easy to clean up lint and splashes of detergent off of laminate. It’s also an ideal material for tighter spaces because of the flexibility and ease of cutting laminate.

Besides these, laminate can also be used in office alcoves, shelving, or even as a furniture surface. Whatever your ideas are, at Delorie Countertops & Doors we’re here to help you turn them into a reality.

How Do I Maintain a Laminate Countertop?

Once your laminate countertop has been installed, it’s pretty easy to maintain it and keep it presentable. Laminate can be cleaned like any other countertop surface with a damp cloth or sponge. For tougher stains, you can use standard household cleaners or even bleach as long as you wipe it away afterward. Like pretty much any material, prolonged exposure to bleach will cause staining on laminate, so make sure you’re using it carefully.

What Kind of Laminate Should I Use?

Unlike many countertop materials, there’s not a ton of difference between high and low-end laminate. Ultimately, the biggest differences are going to be seen in the finish of the material. High-end laminate has a wider variety of colors and textures and generally has a brighter and more lustrous sheen.

Are There Any Downsides to Laminate Countertops?

Like any countertop material, laminate has both pros and cons. We’ve already gone over some of the positive aspects of laminate, like the price, the durability, and the flexibility and variety of colors, but what about the negatives?

  • First off, while laminate is generally difficult to chip or break, it does show scratches more than harder materials like granite. Once scratches appear, they can’t be filled in, so replacing the whole countertop is the only option to repair a scratched surface.
  • Laminate is also less heat resistant than some other countertop options, so you have to be careful about where you place hot pots or bowls out of the microwave.
  • Finally, style is always something to consider. While laminate has come a long way in recent decades, many people still view it as cheap or old-fashioned, and that can be a problem for the style-minded customer.

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