Recent advances in plastic laminate have made a product that closely resembles natural granite. Laminate, such as Formica 180fx, come in a range of colors and patterns that are so realistic, it’s hard to tell them from the real thing.
Granite is very popular these days, and the price has come down substantially in the past few years thanks to faster and easier ways to cut it. Granite is user friendly and while it won’t scorch from a hot pan, it can scratch. Granite should be sealed once a year to prevent staining. Watch this video to find out more.
Some of the new plastic laminate countertops can mimic the look of natural stone at a much lower price. Made by various manufacturers and known as honed, etched, or textured, they not only look like stone but feel like it as well. At 50% to 65% less than stone, you can have the look you want while your budget remains intact.
Technological advancements have led to a number of innovative new products for your home. These include durable, manmade materials for countertops, as well as advanced controls on kitchen stoves that aid in cooking. Watch this video to find out more.
If you’re tired of your old plastic laminate kitchen countertops but don’t want the expense of replacing them with stone, this faux granite painting kit might be just the answer. The DIY friendly kit can make almost any surface—from plastic laminate and solid surface countertops to mantels and tabletops—look like the real thing.
Seams in granite countertops are glued together using two-part epoxy. A special clamping system, known as a seam puller, uses a vacuum pump to attach blocks to each half of the countertop. The two sections are then pulled together with lever operated clamps until the glue sets.