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PLAM – An Overview

The term PLAM stands for Plastic Laminate. A Plastic Laminate clad countertop is a work surface made out of substrate materials covered with decorative, high-pressure laminate. Usually, the substrate used for PLAM counters is particle board, plywood, or MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard).

Formica invented plastic laminate countertops in 1913. Over the years, laminate counters became more popular, but they weren’t always high quality. Fortunately, plastic laminate counters today are solid and attractive. They come in many textures, colors, grades, sheens, and patterns.

Let’s look at some of the features and advantages of these countertops.

Mimicking Natural Stone

There is still an idea that PLAM counters look cheap and unappealing. However, those days are now gone. Modern PLAM counters look stylish and attractive. Some PLAM countertops even look like natural stone. There are marble, quartz, and granite-style finishes available for you to choose from. They are ideal if you want to create a natural look in your kitchen. They also add the luxurious touch that comes with stone.

Affordable Choice

A top advantage of PLAM counters is that they are more cost-effective than natural stone countertops. While stone counters made from quartz or marble are beautiful and luxurious, they can be costly. If you’re on a budget, they may be out of the question. PLAM stone-effect countertops are the perfect alternative. You will get a countertop that is similar to stone in looks but for a lower price.

Heat Resistant

Capable of withstanding high temperatures, PLAM is a good choice if convenience is a high priority for you. Technically, you could put hot pans straight onto your countertops, but that isn’t a good idea. It’s still wise to use trivets to avoid discoloring.

Stain Resistant

Nobody wants to spend hours scrubbing their kitchen countertops. Many people want surfaces that are easy to maintain, and PLAM is a good choice. It is stain resistant, which means it is easy to clean, making it a low-maintenance option.

More Resistant To Impacts Than Stone

Stone can crack or chip if you drop a heavy item on it. Laminate is more impact resistant. You can drop items on the surface and cause no damage. That gives you peace of mind in your countertop investment.

A Range Of Countertop Edges Are Available

You can choose from a plethora of countertop edges to suit your preferences and kitchen décor theme; Bullnose, waterfall, square, and no-drip edges are some of the options you can pick from. That makes it easy to achieve different looks.

Where To Buy PLAM Countertops

RCD Cabinets has a great range of PLAM countertops for you to pick from. You’ll also benefit from excellent customer service as well as high-quality products.