Building a Laminate Countertop
Plastic laminate is probably the most economical kitchen countertop material. (Once upon a time it was called “Formica,” after the company that first introduced it. Nowadays other companies make similar products.) The material we use in this video (from WilsonArt) has almost three-dimensional colors and matching edge pieces. The sheets of material are glued to a substrate with contact cement and ingeniously trimmed to fit.