By Th3DirtYl1e. Laminate countertops. At Tuesday, November 12th 2019, 15:13:46 PM.
Due to the availability of a wide variety of laminate countertops in the market, it has become much easier to find one that is highly affordable and amazing. However, to find a perfect countertop, you will have to make a good amount of research. You need to keep in mind numerous factors to find a laminate countertop, which suits your kitchen the best. The durability of countertop entirely depends on the material used in its construction. Here are some basic steps that you need to follow to find the right laminate countertops.
The best stone for countertop is the granite and marble. These are expensive and need more care than other countertop. If you are not willing to spend so much then you can opt for laminate countertop. These are made of synthetic material are the most versatile material for the countertop. This countertop has more patterns and colors than other countertops. These laminate countertops will match with any kind of décor. There are some patterns and colors which exactly look like granite. Generally backsplash is built separately while installing countertops but this is built in when you choose laminate countertop. Backsplash is built to protect the countertop from falling any kind of particles under or behind the counter.
Laminate counter tops are easy to maintain and are resistance to staining. All you need is a wet cloth or rag, and a little disinfectant or household cleanser to wipe your laminate counter top. Once this is done, you have to wipe it off with a dry cloth. However ensure that both these rags are made of some nonabrasive material to prevent scratching of the laminate counter top. The scratches on a laminate counter top not only ruin the counter top's finish, but also permit the penetration of moisture. This in turn leads to growth of mold, mildew and bacteria and discoloration.
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.
The cleanser you use to clean laminate counter top should be free of any harsh chemicals like alkaline and acids as they wear off the fiberglass laminate. In fact, stronger chemicals also melt the laminate. So choose cleaning chemicals with a pH of 7 which is neutral. You can use products like Counter top Magic or Plexus to maintain the luster of your laminate counter top. Goof-Of is a great product to use to remove stubborn stains found on your counter top while difficult stains have to be removed using a paste of baking soda and water, and applied with a soft bristled brush. You only have to make 10 to 20 strokes to remove moist stains. But doesn't brush too much as baking soda is a low abrasive and can damage the surface of the laminate counter top.
The most common option for kitchen counter tops today is laminate counter tops. These counter tops are made from several layers of synthetic materials of Kraft paper materials, melamine plastic coatings and decorative paper. The reason people choose laminate counter tops for their kitchen counter tops is because they are the least expensive of the countertops and come in a wide range of colors and patterns.