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CRL Quartz Montana Gris

Quartz worktop or laminate?

It will be of no surprise that the most widely used worksurface in our kitchens is laminate. Typically made of wooden particle board core and wrapped in decorative layer to create the external surface, laminate tends to be a durable yet cost effective option. A hygienic and heat resistant surface is created through the process of “lamination” where the different layers of material are fused together and the plastic laminate coating allows for a full seal. 

Laminate worktops are ideal for people with busy lives as they are low maintenance and relatively easy to fit and also replace should the worst happen or if you just want a change further down the line. They won’t require sealing like granite and with technological advances over the last few years, laminate worktops can now come in such a wide variety of designs and styles and you can mimic other materials and create a laminate that looks like the real thing. 

Although a durable option when it comes to to worksurfaces, they are still prone to damage. Water ingress can occur if one of the joints fails, causing your worktop to swell and although they are relatively scratch, stain and heat resistant, the layers can begin to peel with wear and tear.

One of the most used surfaces in the home is undoubtedly the kitchen worksurface so they need to be able to withstand daily use and some wear and tear. A laminate worktop will on average last 10-13 years within a typical kitchen, however CRL Quartz comes with a 25 year guarantee.