Kitchen Benchtops – Laminate, Formica

You’ll never truly emulate the look and style of hardwood or stone benchtops but Formica’s benchtop varieties are certainly a great substitute. Modern manufacturing has enabled Formica to create realistic looking surfaces down to the textured touch enabling you to enjoy all the benefits that timber or stone can’t provide – affordable, easy to clean, and easy to swap out in the future. And if timber or stone are not the style you’re looking for, Formica offers laminates in virtually every colour imaginable.

The Formica benchtops in Melbourne colour chart is perhaps the largest in the laminate benchtop industry. The selection includes 58 solid colours, 70 varying wood grains, and 130 patterns to account for a whopping 258 styles. Formica’s ultra-realistic looks are matched by the durability achieved during the high compression manufacturing process.

Pros of Formica Laminate

  • 258 colour swatches to choose from.
  • Impact resistant manufacturing process extends life expectancy.
  • Global company that has been in the kitchen business for over 100 years.

 Cons of Formica Benchtops

  • Life expectancy far below stone and timber.
  • Care needs to be taken when cleaning, as patterns can be stained and damaged with certain cleaners.
  • High gloss patterns require more care.

If you’re looking to update or in the midst of evaluating benchtop surfaces for your kitchen renovation, then email us or drop into one of our kitchen showrooms in Hawthorn and Surrey Hills. With all the latest kitchen styles, designs and a range of laminate benchtops on display, we have you covered.

The [Kitchen] Place has over 35 years’ experience in building and renovating kitchens and bathrooms in Melbourne, the team at The [Kitchen] Place will help bring your kitchen dreams to life.

Laminate kitchen benchtops are available in a number of varieties including:

» Duropal Laminate
» Laminex Laminate
» Polytec Laminate