What is The Most Affordable Material for Kitchen Countertops?

For the homeowner looking to revamp a kitchen on a budget, Formica Lifeseal countertops are the most affordable and have a long lifespan.






A kitchen revamp can easily run up to thousands of Rands before you know it, so doing advance research beforehand into the most affordable materials will not only cut down on the cost but also save you time looking around for the best buys.





Since early in the 20th century, Formica countertops have been integral components in kitchens, reaching a high in the seventies and eighties when the more commonly known countertop designs and finishes became a favourite with home builders for their resistance to stains and easy-to-clean finish. Technological advancements have continued since then and Formica Lifeseal countertops are still a popular choice for homeowners who want durable and affordable materials for kitchen surfaces.







With a price ranging from R1000 per length (600mm x 3.6 metres), Formica Lifeseal countertops now offer an even wider selection of kitchen surfaces that complement even high-end kitchen designs in various colours, designs, styles and finishes.





What makes Formica Lifeseal countertops a good choice for anyone wanting to finish their home within a budget is the fact that the tough, durable finish of Formica is even more heat- and stain-resistant, and comes in styles that would suit any kitchen design whether you prefer a more rustic or traditional kitchen design or a modern kitchen with gloss finishes.



I have always been a fan of Formica countertops and have incorporated these into my homes since the early eighties. Whilst I love the idea of installing marble, solid surface or quartz countertops, I'm just one of those people who is always on the lookout for value for money and Formica Lifeseal countertops check all the boxes.



Fast and Simple Installation - Even DIY!

For the DIY enthusiast, Formica Lifeseal countertops offer ease of installation being readily available at Builders stores around the country. You can have them cut to length inside the store, have them delivered to your home and simply remove the old countertops and replace with new ones. Now that's a quick and easy kitchen makeover that won't cost you a fortune!







Cuts Down on Overall Renovation Costs!

With a price range from R1000 per 3.6 metre length, Formica Lifeseal countertops are the most affordable kitchen surface material you can opt for if you are operating on a tight budget. Add to that the fact that the installation is fast and simple and requires no specialist tools or labour and you can save a bundle on your kitchen renovation.



Easy Care and Maintenance!

While the laminate is scratch and heat-resistant, to prolong its lifespan it is essential to follow the care instructions below:

  • Always use cutting or chopping boards and do not cut, slice or hammer directly on the laminate.
  • Use heat pads or trivets when placing hot pots, dishes or other heated materials onto the surface.
  • Lift, don't slide, when moving items around the countertops.

All kitchen surfaces require care and maintenance and Formica laminate is no different. With the proper care, a Formica Lifeseal countertop can last up to 20 years or more; something to think about when planning a kitchen makeover or renovation.


images courtesy of PG Bison South Africa





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