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What is the Difference Between Laminate and Formica Sheets?

The terms Formica and laminate are often used interchangeably. But in reality, laminate is a type of material used for countertops, walls, and furniture, and Formica is a brand name. Wilsonart is another common brand of laminate sheet. Most Formica laminate countertop sheets are used in the kitchen and bathroom on counters, vanities, bars, and sometimes on walls. There are also laminate sheets for cabinets which are ideal for a quick, easy, and beautiful DIY resurfacing project.

What Types of Laminate and Formica Sheets Are There?

Wood laminate sheets and plastic laminate sheets are popular thanks to their beautiful appearance, easy application, and the fact that they’re waterproof and durable. Formica countertop sheets are also available in many patterns and design choices including marble and stone finishes which match well with most kitchens and bathrooms. Plastic laminate sheets mimic the look of real stone without the hefty price tag. They’re also durable, easy to clean, and protect the surfaces they cover. Laminate sheets for walls are an affordable alternative to real stone or wood and are fully customizable. Some Formica sheets also come in different grades ranging from 82 to 86 and use different metals to provide added strength including copper, steel, and aluminum.

What Size Do Formica Laminate Sheets Come In?

Most laminate countertop sheets and laminate sheets for cabinets are sold in 4’ x 8’ (or 1220 x 2440mm) sections. Formica sheets do come in bigger, wider sizes including 6 foot sheets to accommodate large-scale projects. Laminate countertop rolls make for easy application and reduce the need to make multiple cuts and take countless measurements. Larger sheets and rolls also make installing laminate sheet countertops easy and convenient. Simply glue the sheets directly to any surface for long-lasting results.

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