Formica kitchen counters

Are they a good value. Or should I opt for something better? Small kitchen in a 2BR 40 year old condo.

I have a 30 year old townhome and Formica countertops. They are sturdy but look really dated. It all depends on your budget and granite is out of mine!


You don't have to settle for the "standard" formica anymore. Not only does the Formica Brand come in many styles, colors and patterns, but other companies, such as Wilsonart make laminates that approximate a quarried quartz or granite finish at a fraction of the price of real granite. Here's a couple of links, using Home Depot as an example in the first instance:

We went with the $35/sq ft. option of granite at Home Depot and that included installation and we are very happy. There were only 4 choices of look but it has held up well and looks good with our cabinets. We do have to reseal it every 6 months but that is simple and worth it for the money we saved have we gotten a more expensive option that is less porous.

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