Countertop Buying Guide: Laminate

Laminate - A Vast Range of Choices


Laminate is a popular countertop surface, and with good reason. It's affordable, easy to care for and available in a wide selection of colors and patterns. Laminate is a great option if you like to update your kitchen every few years.

Made of thin layers of plastic bonded to a core of particleboard or kraft paper, laminate countertops keep their beauty without a lot of work. They resist stains, abrasions and moisture. All they need is an occasional cleaning with mild soap and water - spills wipe up easily with a damp cloth.

At The Home Depot, we offer laminate countertops in more than 250 contemporary colors and patterns, from the look of stone to hardwood to solid surfacing and more. Decorative edges add even more appeal. With so many types to choose from, it's easy to find the perfect match for your lifestyle and taste. Available nationwide.

  • Durable, economical and stain-resistant
  • Available in many colors, patterns and textures

Factors to Consider
  • Knives and hot pans can damage surface, so we recommend using cutting boards and trivets
  • Cannot be repaired if scratched, dented, burned or stained
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