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Inexpensive Alternative to Granite Countertops for Your Kitchen

By: Danny Lipford

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.


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    Thomas Boni Says:
    September 6th, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Hi, Bernadette, features home improvement advice from the nationally syndicated TV show “Today’s Homeowner” and its experts.
    We don’t sell construction products on this website, but we encourage checking your local home center for these materials.

    Good luck!

  • Bernadette Patrick Says:
    September 4th, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    I would like a quote on countertops that are not granite

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    Ben Erickson Says:
    August 26th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Hi Steve,
    While granite is a hard and durable countertop material, however, unlike plastic laminate, it does require regular sealing to prevent stains.

  • Steve Says:
    August 26th, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Hey Danny, nice video! Quite interesting to know that laminated counters can mimic real stone. In your video they look amazing! Like a real stone indeed! So probably this is a good new for people who were ready to buy granite counters. How about taking care of this counters? Is that much easier than taking care of granite countertops?

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    Ben Erickson Says:
    April 24th, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Hi Paul,
    There are several companies that make faux stone plastic laminate countertops. You can find out more about the Formica countertop featured in this week’s show on our website at (711) Faux or No. We featured another faux stone plastic laminate countertop by Wilsonart in last year in our (646) Budget Kitchen Makeover episode.

  • Paul Marley Says:
    April 24th, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Saw your show Sat morning and would like to know where to purchase the formica that looks like granet.

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Inexpensive Alternative to Granite Countertops for Your Kitchen