A formica countertop is durable and last a long time countertop for your kitchen. A formica countertop is a type off plastic laminate countertop that became quite popular during the 1950s. However, formica actually was invented much earlier originally as electrical insulation. This countertop became popular later on because it was heat resistant and spill resistant, making it a durable material for in the kitchen. Because a formica countertop is a type of laminate countertop, this upgrade is a reasonably inexpensive remodel to an existing kitchen. Although laminate countertops can also be purchased premade at most home improvement stores, a countertop can also be made using a preformed countertop, including the one that is already in your kitchen. This makes it an inexpensive do-it-yourself project that can quickly add to your home’s value.
However, perhaps the best thing about a formica countertop is that it is exceptionally low maintenance. Simply wipe it off with a damp cloth. No special cleaners are need, you don’t have to be concerned about acidic spills causing it to stain, there is no fear of it chipping or cracking and, in a pinch, can be used as a cutting board without fear of damaging the knife as would happen if one were to use a granite countertop in lieu of a cutting board.