I want laminate countertops, am I crazy?
Maybe I am crazy, but I am leaning toward laminate countertops. I've seen a lot of beautiful granites, quartz, marble, solid surface but - I keep leaning toward the high end laminates, for several reasons. I don't want to seal the granite, worry about scratches with solid surface, marble isn't tough enough for my very lived in kitchen. I like the low maintenance of laminate, it seems to hold up really well and the premium Formica and Wilsonart laminates are beautiful. I went to a building supply store and saw a sample kitchen done in Formica fx 180 antique mascarello and that sold me on it. However, it is not cheap to have the sheet laminate installed (I don't want the preformed, seams are too visible). My husband feels for the price of the laminate, we could spend a bit more and get granite or solid surface. Yet, I still prefer the formica. I know the shortcomings of laminate, (that dark edge, can't put hot pots on it), I know as far as resale goes, the laminate is probably not the smart choice, but I still like it and think its best for our lifestyle. Am I crazy or what?