Laminate Benchtops can be finished in a variety of Edge Profiles.
The range of Laminates available today for Kitchen Benchtops provide a huge selection of vibrant colours, stunning patterns, realistic woodgrains, Stone patterns and flash metallics. For a long time now, High Pressure Laminate HPL sheet has been a well proven, moisture resistant, reasonably heat resistant, reasonably hard wearing, affordable decorative Benchtop surface material.
The Crystal and the Quarry textured surface finishes in laminate are more durable than the Satin finishes while all finshes are reasonably easy to clean. There is also a gloss Laminate finish available, which as a general rule is best kept to the low wear areas of the home; areas like the bathroom. If you find you absolutely must have Kitchen Benchtops in a gloss laminate, then there is a new special gloss laminate now available which is slightly more resistant to abrasion but this can still be scratched and scuffed.