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Buyers Guide to Laminate Kitchen worktops

The last installment of our worktop guide leads us to laminate kitchen worktops. Here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen experts. And we know just how important it is for homeowners to select the most practical kitchen worktop, while also keeping their style or theme in mind. That’s why laminate worktops can be so effective, and why they are so popular.

What is a laminate worktop?

Laminate worktops are created by fusing together a range of different layers of impregnated paper, under a high pressure temperature. This is then bonded to a substrate. The final product then is available in a wide range of colours and designs, and is non-porous, easy to maintain and resistant to impact. As a result, the laminate kitchen worktop is a fantastic addition to either the contemporary or the traditional home. This is because it can be made to look like other worktop materials, including wood, slate, stone and granite, so it will suit any kitchen style. Laminate worktops are both practical and stylish.

In addition, laminate worktops are often more affordable than composite or hardwood worktops.


In terms of durability, laminate worktops perform well. They are non-porous, and for the most part, resistant to stains and chemicals.

However, a laminate worktop is not resistant to heat or steam, and so placing hot pans directly onto the laminate surface could result in some damage. This means that compared to both the composite and the hard wood worktops, laminate is not as durable.


Extremely low maintenance, laminate worktops will not take up a lot of your time in terms of cleaning. Simply wipe clean with a cloth and mild detergent. They also will not need treating or sealing at any point.

Why not take a look at our range of laminate worktops, here at Homematas? Preston’s leading kitchen experts.