What is compact laminate
Normal laminate worktops have a thin layer of laminate which is bonded onto a chipboard core. Compact laminate is produced by pressing many layers of laminate together to create a self supporting, and waterproof material in its own right!
Because the material is in essence a solid laminate throughout, there is no chipboard…which means the worktop is 100% water proof. In Fact this material has been used for years in shower cubicles and exterior building cladding…its only in recent times that the material has found a use as a worktop surface.
As with any laminate worktop, they are scratch resistant and care free
With standard DIY tool a worktop can be cut, polished and installed on site…contrary to quartz and granite which has to be installed by specialists.
CHEAPER THAN STONE EQUIVALENTS
Given the worktop can be cut on site, the costs is significantly less than a quartz or granite alternative