A countertop should not only blend in with the overall interior and be aesthetically pleasing, it should also be practical. There are many different countertop materials for your kitchen and each one of them has its own unique characteristics and advanatges.
The countertop is made of water-repellent chipboard (class E1) lined with high-pressure laminate (HPL). The decorative sheet, which is obtained from layers of melamine impregnated with special thermosetting resins, is subjected to a combination of heat (>= 120 °C) and high pressure (>= 5 MPa), giving the finished product mechanical resistance and chemical resistance, ease of use and maintenance. The countertop edge variance include: post-formed side edges, square profile or with a beveled profile and a 1 mm ABS plastic edge. HPL countertop can have different appearances depending on the workmanship and the chosen finish that makes such countertop suitable for both classic and modern models.
Scratch resistance | ★★★☆☆
Stain resistance | ★★★★☆
Heat resistance | ★★☆☆☆
Porosity | ★★★★☆
Cleaning and maintenance | ★★★★☆
Price segment | ★☆☆☆☆