Wilsonart is known for making laminate countertops and in recent years has also started manufacturing quartz countertops. Wilsonart laminate countertops are available in a variety of different styles that include woodgrain, solid colors and metals.
The Wilsonart company started out making high-pressure laminate countertops in the 1950s. Since then it has expanded its range of laminates. Different varieties of laminates that have been developed over the years include Wilsonart decorative metals, performance laminates, chemical-resistant laminate, fire-rated and high-wear laminate, and solid surfacing laminate, as well as markerboard and chalkboard laminate. Wilsonart has also started a new line made of quartz, which is engineered stone for countertops.
Laminate countertops are made from a thin piece of laminated plastic that is attached to a base such as particle board or plywood. Laminate countertops were popular in the 1950s through the 1970s and have recently started to become popular again. Laminate countertops come in a variety of colors and styles. Laminates are usually a more cost-efficient option compared to other materials used such as granite and marble.
Wilsonart countertops can be purchased at popular home improvement stores such as Home Depot and Lowe's. Other popular laminate manufacturers include Formica, Arborite, Nevamar, Kohler, Belanger and VTI.