Actually the formica laminate countertops will be decisive for the decorative style of the kitchen, as well as the drawers, since together they will create the practical and cozy stay that we are looking for. But not only do we have to look at the style that we like the most, in addition to the aesthetic component, functional and maintenance factors are essential to choose the perfect countertop. There are different materials, each of them has its pros and cons, some are more expensive than others or more resistant and some will go better with the style of our home than others.
They consist of an agglomerate of wood with an upper plastic layer that gives the aesthetic finish. formica laminate countertops are very common materials to see in homes because they are the cheapest in the market and the diversity of ranges of textures and colors, both smooth and with drawings or imitations of “nobler” materials such as wood, for example. In addition, they are easy to maintain and resist bumps and scratches. As disadvantages, since the material is composed of wood derivatives, it suffers from contact with water and swells, which means that it is not possible to place sinks under the worktop or faucets directly on it.
In addition, to get a straight finish formica laminate countertops have to be edged, which makes the joints on the sides and on the ends noticeable (hence we often see them with the rounded edge), as well as when two or more must be joined pieces in L (in which case many times we will see them with unsightly metal plates covering the joint). If we look for a natural and clean finish, marble is a material of great beauty and residence that also adapts to any style. The marble has style, it is clean and delicate, although with the passage of time it loses shine and its care is more complicated.