Laminate counter tops are usually cheaper and nonetheless mimic dearer supplies in look, however the Property Brothers can’t make themselves extra clear: Keep away! “Sure, laminate is cheaper, however in lots of circumstances, you’ll be able to really take worth away from a home by putting in it,” Jonathan instructed HGTV. His brother couldn’t agree extra, telling the outlet, “It frustrates me to no finish when folks spend their funds on a product, like laminate, that robotically appears dated — it is like throwing cash away!”
If you’re on a decent funds and don’t have any different choices, Drew continued, “In case you have no different alternative, at the very least get a laminate that is printed to appear to be stone. However make it a final resort.” So what do you have to use as an alternative? The true factor, when doable. “We love supplies like quartz and Neolith for sturdiness and no upkeep, however different merchandise add magnificence and worth too, like marble and granite — they only want extra upkeep,” the brothers instructed The Boston Globe. Additionally they really useful steering away from simply scratched supplies to ensure long-term sturdiness.