Tips on choosing laminate countertops for your family

kitchen-728727_960_720Having small children around and a full house provides for some amazing memories, but it also means sticky fingers and accidents. In order to keep up with all the hustle and bustle, your countertops need to be up for the job – ready to keep up with an active family. Here are a few tips to follow when choosing family-friendly laminate countertops:

  1. Go with durability:

Ensuring your countertops are durable is a must for a busy family. Choose a few laminate samples and do a scratch test on them to see which one will fit your family best.

  1. Choose matte:

Although the glossy look is more contemporary, you may encounter a few problems as far as scratches are concerned. Matt Formica laminate countertops will hide scratches a lot better and fit into “fashion” for a longer time.

  1. Opt for lighter colours:

Besides the fact that darker colours will make your kitchen or bathrooms look smaller and a little bit depressing, lighter colours also hide scratches a little bit better – and with young children in the vicinity, scratches are bound to happen!

  1. Avoid sharp edges:

Children tend to run around in the house even when they’re told not to. The last thing you want is having to rush someone to the emergency room due to running into sharp laminate edges. Always ensure you round off the edges nicely for safety reasons as well as soft, aesthetic purposes.

  1. Avoid solid colours:

Instead, opt for a woodgrain or stone look. Your countertops will look more expensive, imitating granite, and scratches won’t be noticed right away. The only problem is, you may not even notice the scratches yourself when they happen – saving the culprit a time-out.


Remember, safety comes first above aesthetics when you have a family. The good news is you don’t have to sacrifice either one with Formica LifeSeal Worktops for your kitchen or bathrooms. You can have it all!


Source: http:// homeguides.

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