With the past decade’s countertop trend leaning heavily on granite and solid surface materials, many have forgotten about the economical and DIY- friendly laminate countertop so popular for so many years. Laminate has made a tremendous leap forward in design, with patterns and colors now available that closely resemble more expensive materials like travertine, granite, butcher block, and even stainless steel. Wilsonart and Formica are long-time and reputable manufacturers with huge offerings. Installing and resurfacing laminate countertops is easy and inexpensive for DIYers. This is not your Grandma’s laminate countertop. Check out the new and surprising options available in laminate these days.