Close to indestructible surfaces for kitchen and bath areas. 

Don’t worry — laminate won’t make your kitchen look like great-grandma’s

lime-green tabletop. And it won’t stain like hers either. 

This affordable and heat-, stain-, and water-resistant material has undergone

quite a makeover. “The old stereotypes about the way it used to look aren’t really

as true anymore,” says Ebony Stephenson, a certified kitchen and bath designer.

In fact, with super-realistic marble and granite patterns, you can be in a kitchen with

laminate these days and not even know it. What’s more, laminate is now is available

in 5-by-8-foot sheets, which means it replicates pricey granite, marble, or butcher

block with fewer joints. That means fewer moisture problems, too.

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