Merino Laminates, December 8, 2020

Choosing the right surface solution for your countertops is a big decision. It affects not just the aesthetics of the space but also the functionality, and let’s not forget – the budget.

So how do you choose?

We’ve rounded up a list of the top things to keep in mind while picking surface solutions for your countertops.

Know Your Needs

Before diving into choosing specific countertop surface solutions, it is important to list out what you require. What are the surfaces you need to decorate? Are they heavily used or used sparingly? Is the countertop likely to see a lot of variation in temperature? Will it be exposed to moisture and water? Make a list. Rank them so your top-priority features are on top of that checklist.

Set Expectations On Maintenance

Be clear about how much time you can spare to maintain the countertops. Do you need something that’s low maintenance and can be quickly wiped down like a solid countertop in laminate? Are you willing to put in the time and effort to oil and seal countertop materials like granite and marble annually?

Map Them To The Product Features

Check if the surface of the countertops will withstand the drips, spills, and scratches that are normal in most homes. Use your checklist of needs to map to the countertop solutions available. The countertop laminate solutions by Merino, for instance, have varied features depending on their purpose. Merino high pressure laminates are typically scratch-resistant and durable, but some, like Impreza compacts, are also designed to be heat-resistant, able to withstand temperatures of up to 180 degrees, making them especially ideal for kitchen countertops.

Check Pricing

Does the custom laminate countertop that you’ve shortlisted offer value for money? Weigh off affordability with durability when you’re trying to decide. Laminate countertops typically strike the right balance – offering a great finish along with being long-lasting.

Explore Designs

What kind of look are you aiming at for your countertops? Does the rest of your home have a very particular design sensibility? Would you like your kitchen countertops to carry that theme forward?

Why settle for something run-of-the-mill when you could pick countertops that make a statement? The Compact laminate range UniColour core top Impreza from Merino is eye-catching and creates a finish that rivals the finest marble, wood, and granite countertops. For those looking to create something unique, Customised Digital Lamiate Imagino is exactly what you need. Offering endless customization possibilities, with imagino the sky’s the limit.

Armed with your trusty checklist, choosing countertops for your home doesn’t have to be overwhelming anymore. Enjoy the experience!

Explore the thousands of stunning options on offer from Merino with the handy Design Explorer. Play around with colors, patterns, and a variety of finishes. It makes choosing countertops a whole lot more fun –  and addictive!

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