Laminates have had a bad rap in the past, often seen as a cost-effective alternative to their authentic counterparts, such as natural stone and marble. What’s more, up until now, dark-coloured laminates have been vulnerable to fingerprints, marks and scratches, resulting in lighter-coloured laminates being the preferred choice for countertops, cupboards and vanities. Thanks to innovative fingerprint technology, laminates have now been developed with a super-matt, smudge-resistant surface, making them durable, low-maintenance and ideal for both vertical and benchtop applications in high-traffic areas. Here are five reasons why laminate makes a brilliant all-rounder for a luxurious touch, with a fabulous price tag to match.
1. Versatility In Style
Whatever design aesthetic you’re seeking for your kitchen, bathroom, or study, you name it, there’s a laminate that will fit right in. Whether you opt for the cool appearance of honed stone in beautiful marble or travertine to bring elegance to a modern classic scheme, or you pick the raw, edginess of concrete laminates that offer a smooth, on-trend matt finish for industrial settings, laminate surfaces are extremely versatile and easy to work with.
2. Easy To Maintain
Recent advances in technology have made Laminate even more popular for kitchen benchtops, thanks to its supremely tough stain- and scuff-resistant surface, and its capability to mimic real stone and timber at a fraction of the cost. Created under extreme high pressure and heat to form a thin product, which is then glued to furniture or benchtops, these superior technologies have enabled a higher quality product and finish that’s incredibly easy to maintain. All that’s needed is a simple wipe down with a soft cloth, which has been dampened with plain water or a household detergent, to remove all common household spills. No special treatment required!
3. Its Flexibility Works With Any Layout
Unlike heavy, natural granite or marble, laminates are more flexible and don’t require complex installation, giving you peace of mind they will work with any kitchen layout. They can be made to size and you don’t need to worry about finding the right quantity of the particular stone you want. Its available in bigger sheet sizes than stone, which means no unsightly seems or joins.
4. It’s Multipurpose, Hard-wearing And Durable
Most kitchens are a hive of activity, from cooking and eating to homework chores and craft projects, so choosing surfaces that can withstand all these busy lifestyle challenges and still look good should be at the top of your wish list. Besides, you want your kids to be kids and not have to fret about clearing up their messy masterpiece! Laminate is available in different finishes and can be used on all surfaces of the kitchen including cupboards and drawers. Just imagine how hardy and easy to clean your busy kitchen space could be!
5. It’s Budget-friendly
When it comes to planning a new home, working out where to spend and where to save can be tricky. Choosing laminate means you’ll be guaranteed beautiful robust cabinetry that retains its good looks for longer, with a great price tag. Plus, you’ll have extra cash to splash on those extravagant wish-list additions.
Here at Hurst Homes our clients having been choosing to use Laminex for years. Available in a huge range of colours and finishes you are definitely spoilt for choice. Not to mention you are choosing a high quality product that will look great for years to come! We make selecting your finishes a dream with our in house design room, that features all the latest products in on spot. Our team is there to guide you every step of the way to ensure cohesion and provide advice to help you create your dream home. Just one of the reasons why we are considered Waggas best builder. Contact us today to get started!
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