Formica LifeSeal worktops have been around for decades and remain one of the most popular materials used in kitchens today. According to Jason Wells of PG Bison, which manufactures Formica and Formica Lifeseal worktops, “Their unremitting popularity is due to the attributes inherent in their makeup – including the fact that they will last a lifetime if well looked after. Durable, hygienic and easy to clean, they are available in a wide variety of trendy colours, textures and profiles, and they are comparatively very affordable,” says Wells.“Formica LifeSeal worktops comprise a substrate, or core, of BisonBord, a surface of Formica high pressure laminate (HPL), a backer and Vaposeal, combining the durability and strength of these constituent components to create a versatile work surface. They provide unbeatable low maintenance and exceptional resistance to wear, scuff, impact, heat, moisture and stains, and will look good for years,” says Wells.
He notes too, that Formica LifeSeal worktops are currently the least expensive countertop option on the market. “Compared to granite, composite stone or quartz surfaces, for example, they are very well priced.”
Formica LifeSeal worktops are available in a variety of different designs, textures and profiles to suit almost any kitchen style. Customers can choose from a wide selection of solid colours, various wood grains, stone patterns as well as graphic designs for added aesthetic interest. There is also a choice of textures. Formica LifeSeal worktops are available in finishes which include Glaze, Gloss, Loglare, Woodtex, Crystal, Fine Grain and now also, Enhanced Gloss.
For food preparation areas in the kitchen, the less porous the countertop, the more hygienic it is. Unlike granite, marble or concrete, for example, which are relatively porous materials that need to be resealed every six or so months, Formica HPL is non-porous – making LifeSeal worktops an especially hygienic option for the kitchen.
LifeSeal worktops are also very easy to clean and are resistant to staining by most substances commonly used in the kitchen – including tea and coffee.