By Th3DirtYl1e. Laminate countertops. At Tuesday, November 12th 2019, 15:13:21 PM.
Thinking about renovating your house? Don't worry, that is definitely a good idea. It is what you exactly need if you are trying to update the look, feel and function of your house. But first, before you go on with it, you should first understand why in the world you should refresh the entire aspects of your house. On a funny perspective, it sounds ridiculous; destroying and removing everything and replacing it with something new. But if you understand why, you would then know how important it is to do it. I will explain all the benefits here right now.
Heat, avoid direct contact. Placing extremely hot objects from your oven or stove can possibly damage your countertop. When cooking or working with other items that cause extreme heat remember to always place a heat resistant item between the kitchen surface and the object, a good example would be to place a pot holder down or to keep pots and pans on the oven. Moving heavy objects. Heavy objects mixed with sudden impacts can chip edges, for example moving a microwave and accidentally dropping it onto your countertop can possibly cause chips in edges. Our recommendation when moving heavy items is to use care, place the items down slowly and with purpose or simply avoid contact at all.
So how would you know the cost of laminate countertops? First, you should check out various home improvement stores and browse for different brands and types of laminate countertops and get their prices. Also, browsing the internet for online stores that sells laminate countertops would be great. Laminate sheets might cost you around 3 dollars up to 100 dollars per linear foot depending on the brand or the type. So it would be a good thing to browse first for many options and pick the best one that you think that would fit your preference perfectly. Once you have an idea which is the one best for you, that's the time that you should get it and start installing it in your kitchen. Be a smart buyer, research first before buying materials.
It is not sufficient to just install a laminate counter top in your kitchen. You also have to use some form of edges on the counter top to protect the counter top and to make it look more appealing. Not only can you use the usual rolled and beveled edges of ordinary counter tops on laminate counter tops, you can also use wood and solid surface inserts for eye catching and elegant decorative edges. You can choose your edge type depending on the interior decoration of your kitchen. Besides being used for laminate counter tops, laminate is also used for splashbacks in the kitchen. The splashback is the area that is found behind the sink and its function lies in protecting the wall here from the splashes from the sink. Splashbacks are made not only from laminates, but also from tiles, stainless steel and glass and are also referred to as a backsplash.
Avoid spilling any hair, textile and food dyes on your laminate counter top as these cause permanent stains. If any of these should spill, it should be wiped immediately with dishwashing detergent or any all-purpose cleaner. Oven cleaner and toilet bowl cleaner spills have to be wiped immediately and rinsed with water a few times. Never use steel wool or any abrasive pads on the laminate counter top as they scratch. Neither should steel wool pads be stored on the counter top as it rusts, and this metal rust leaves stains on the laminate counter top.
To help your laminate countertop last a long time, some care needs to be taken. Although the laminate surface is fairly strong, it can be scratched, chipped or cut. The edges are most vulnerable to chipping so keep this in mind when moving heavy objects on or around the laminate countertop. Always use a cutting board when using knives or sharp utensils on the laminate countertop to protect from scratches and cuts. The laminate countertop surface can also be scorched if high heat is applied onto it. To protect from heat damage, avoid placing hot pot and pans directly on the laminate countertop surface.