Laminate counter tops are made of plastic-coated synthetics with a smooth
surface that's easy to clean. The pieces are cut to size and finished on the
ends. Laminate counter tops are available in lots of colors from such brands as
Formica, Nevamar, and Wilsonart. Laminate is easy to maintain; resilient
and inexpensive but it scratches and chips and is almost impracticable to
repair; it shows seams and front edge choices can be high-priced.