Maybe I’m easily swayed. Laminate isn’t looking all that bad at all (of course, this is partly due to the fact that it’s probably 1/3 the cost of my beloved quartz). I managed to limit myself to 25 sample tiles of yesterday from the aptly-named Laminate Countertops showroom.
This morning, I lined them up the samples somewhat randomly like some childhood match game, and started pulling the ones that I didn’t really like. That left me with about 15 laminate tiles. Then I did this:
Yep, I tried slicing them with a pocket knife. The samples above showed no evidence of scratches (others were not nearly as strong).
Then, I got smart and realized that my cabinets are going to be white, so I should be doing this on a white surface…duh. Below are my top four. I have a favorite…do you?
Clockwise from top left, the sample brands and names are: Pionite Suede Moonlighting Papel; Lamin-Art Gris Streamline; Formica Flint Crystal; and Formica Burnt Strand (and please excuse the photography; I’m not that good).