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Thinking of Laminate Countertops? Why not think epoxy?

Updated: Jul 27, 2022

You have been dreaming of renovating your kitchen, and imagining exactly what this new space will look like. After a small trip to the local box stores to price out granite countertops, you find yourself back home in sticker shock, and suddenly looking at laminate counters as a cost-saving measure.

Instead, consider Epoxy Countertops as a low-cost option that can still help you realize your original renovation dreams. Every counter choice will come with its pros and cons, and Epoxy is no different. On the upside, Epoxy is often cheaper even than a custom-created laminate counter from the box stores. And fully-cured epoxy does make for a durable surface that is relatively heat-resistant and scratch-resistant.

No matter which material you pick in stores, they always seem to come with unsightly seams in the final product. These always disrupt the pattern, and flow of the countertop. With epoxy the pattern remains consistent through the entire piece, with no seams marring the visual effect. This makes our countertops truly a work of art.

We have a wide variety of patterns to choose from, that replicate many different beautiful stones. From Granite to marble, and exotic stones, you're sure to find something to love. Even if our patterns don't exactly fit what you're looking for, the flexibility of epoxy means that you can pick any colors you want for your countertop, and can even choose to combine multiple existing patterns to achieve the result you're looking for.

In addition, this means that if you remodel only part of your kitchen, and need to add in an island later, or if you want the surfaces in a different part of your house to match your bathroom vanity, epoxy can do that. With the box stores, you can never be sure if years in advance, or even months later if they will carry that pattern anymore. Meaning you always run the risk of having a mismatched renovation. With epoxy, all you need to do is replicate the recipe used for the pattern the last time, and you're ready to go. Popular fads may come and go, but a countertop that looks like a slab of solid stone is much less likely to ever read as "tacky", or "outdated." This also means that it won't harm the resale value of your home in the future, which is a good thing to consider when remodeling your place.

Another advantage for epoxy is that it is easier to DIY, should you choose. You can either create a new countertop in your garage, and then install in your kitchen, or you could even pour directly in place. Make sure you protect your cabinets and floors before you begin. Here is a step-through video on the process of doing an epoxy pour directly over laminate counters in a kitchen:

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