Kitchen Benchtop – Laminate

When it comes to selecting your kitchen benchtop, striking a balance between style, functionality and cost is important. At The [Kitchen] Place we are always committed to helping you make the right decision based on your requirements.

Laminate kitchen benchtops are a great place to start when you are looking for something that looks good, is strong, versatile and durable and offers you great bang for your buck. It is available in an extensive range of styles, colours and designs, and is extremely easy to clean and maintain. And when the time comes for an update, it is easier (and therefore, more affordable) to remove than other benchtop materials.

What Is Kitchen Laminate?

Laminate is a material formed from resin and multiple layers of paper, finished with a decorative top layer.

The Allure of Laminate Bench Tops

There was a time when laminated benchtops were considered a tacky afterthought left over from the era of corn cob window curtains and white wall tyres of the 60’s and 70’s. Yet technology has brought the once popular material back to life and back to the forefront of kitchen benchtop materials. Today, there are a wider range of patterns that have expanded to include high-gloss laminate as well as realistic-looking wood and marble at about 1/3 of the price of those materials.

Kitchen benchtop based on 30 linear feet:

• Laminated bench tops – $
• Ceramic tile – $$
• Granite – $$$
• Marble – $$$$
• Concrete – $$$$$

*Based on the average build and installation for private use only.

Longevity of Laminates

Laminate benchtops will never chip, and if they do get a scratch, cut or abrasion, they can be patched up easily until it is time to replace them. However laminate is prone to scratches, stains from acidic liquids and does not handle direct contact with hot pots and pans very well, but at the end of the day the low cost can justify the risks. A laminate benchtop will not last as long as some other materials such as granite, but it costs a lot less to replace or repair.

If you would like more information on kitchen laminate benchtops in Melbourne, email us, or drop in to one of our kitchen showrooms in Hawthorn or Surrey Hills, for all the latest designs, surfaces and expert advice for your kitchen needs.

At The [Kitchen] Place, we are committed to delivering only the best, beautifully designed, custom made kitchens, tailored to meet your specific needs. With over 35 years’ experience in building and renovating kitchens, bathrooms and laundries in Melbourne, we will help bring your kitchen dreams to life.

Laminate kitchen benchtops are also available in a number of varieties including;

» Duropal Laminate
» Formica Laminate
» Laminex Laminate
» Polytec Laminate