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BobetteV

01:04PM | 03/11/12
Member Since: 09/18/08
5 lifetime posts
Bvkitchen
Hi again,
I am wondering if all laminate products are equal. We recently had our countertops redone and the contractor used a company that makes the countertops with Wilsonart laminate. My understanding is that all laminate products are prety much the same in terms of quality and that Wilsonart is a good company. But I have noticed that our new countertop scratches much easier than any other countertops I've had in the past that are laminate.
Anyone know why?
Thanks,
BobetteV

LarryG

06:59AM | 03/12/12
Member Since: 07/22/04
530 lifetime posts
Pretty much so.

babypops

05:34PM | 05/03/12
Member Since: 02/10/12
26 lifetime posts
Yes, technically they are all equal.

johanson21

08:07AM | 06/12/12
Member Since: 06/12/12
5 lifetime posts
As far as I am concern the laminate products are of same type but they come in different varieties. There are various kind of laminate products are available in the market like: hard wood, oak and fiberboard laminate.

pandabear6119

08:13AM | 06/22/12
Member Since: 06/06/12
18 lifetime posts
Well not everything is going to be the EXACT same. Even laminate. With stuff like that you just have to go with higher quality.

Adam Kutner

12:45PM | 11/20/12
Member Since: 11/20/12
4 lifetime posts
I found when re-doing my kitchen countertops that you don't necessarily pay for "stronger" laminate, but more intricate designs. Decide what you want it to look like first, then find a few brands that match. Many local countertop companies have displays put out and it does not hurt to go drive by and pay them a visit if you have the time.

BV000719

09:46PM | 03/31/13
Love this kitchen-and your site- Provided lots of good info! I am looknig for something that looks like Calacutta Gold Marble, but without the maintenance. Can you make any suggestions?Thanks!

David, Moderator

06:23PM | 11/20/13
Member Since: 11/15/13
246 lifetime posts
Having worked in the custom countertop field for 16 yrs I have found out that there actually are different levels of quality. Just like everything else.
Wilsonart is actually one of the best and more popular on the market.
There are different levels as far as scratch resistance goes. Solid colors and the smooth finishes tend to scratch easier than others.
Several brands, including Wilsonart now have what they call a High Definition Series which is excellent when it comes to scratch resistance. Almost impossible to scratch.
David
writer@ www.fixupthishouse.com


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