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Explore The Possibilities of Laminate Countertops at S&W Cabinets

Today’s Laminate Countertops …

 

  1. Mimic natural stone perfectly
  2. Cost half the price of granite
  3. Won’t hurt your resale value
  4. Are highly heat resistant
  5. Are nearly impossible to stain
  6. Are more impact resistant than stone
  7. Are usually antimicrobial
  8. Can be bullnose or ogee
  9. Can use with an undermount sink
  10. Are easier to maintain than stone
plastic laminate island and countertop

Choosing your colors and hoping they coordinate can be a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, Formica® and Wilsonart® have simplified this and made it fun for you.

Just click on one of the buttons below and it will take you to the Formica® Design-A-Room or the Wilsonart® Interior Designer Tool where you can choose from a vast array of colors for countertops, backsplashes, walls, and flooring. Easily change the colors of everything in the kitchen to see what looks good together, and what doesn’t

Once you’re happy with your selections, simply print it out and bring it in to us.  We’ll take it from there.

Be sure to stop by our showroom too. We love helping people plan their projects and we have lots and lots of samples for you to look at and/or take home with you.

Formica® Laminates

Here are a few of the stock color options available from Formica®

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Plastic Laminate Argento Romano

Argento Romano

Plastic Laminate Neapolitan Stone

Neapolitan Stone

Plastic Laminate Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita

Plastic Laminate White Ice Granite

White Ice Granite

Plastic Laminate Jamocha Granite

Jamocha Granite

Plastic Laminate Crema Mascarello

Crema Mascarello

Plastic Laminate Stormy Night Granite

Stormy Night Granite

Plastic Laminate Gray Onyx

Gray Onyx

Plastic Laminate Atlantic Stone

Atlantic Stone

Plastic Laminate Ouro Romano

Ouro Romano

Plastic Laminate Fantasy Marble

Fantasy Marble

Plastic Laminate Calcatta Marble

Calcatta Marble

Plastic Laminate Silver Galaxy Slate

Silver Galaxy Slate

Plastic Laminate Elemental Concrete

Elemental Concrete

Plastic Laminate Belmonte Granite

Belmonte Granite

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Countertop Edges

IdealEdge® Profile

IdealEdge® profiles are available in almost all Formica® Laminate and 180fx® by Formica Group patterns. Ordering is easy: Just choose your desired pattern and profile of IdealEdge® Decorative Edging when you are ready to order your countertops, and we’ll take it from there.

Formica double radius countertop edge
Formica ogee countertop edge
Formica Bullnose countertop edge
Formica waterfall countertop edge

Pionite Laminates

The Pionite brand of laminates leans toward traditional tastes while offering versatility. With a broad range of tasteful and timeless designs, combined with long lasting durability, Pionite brand laminates are designed to enhance a wide range of surface areas.

Whether it’s residential or commercial, architects and designers specify Pionite® HPL for:

  • Countertops
  • Vanities
  • Cabinets
  • Store Fixtures
  • Furniture
  • Post-forming
  • and much more.

Here’s a sample of colors that are available

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Abraham

Abraham

Agatha

Agatha

Bernard

Bernard

Calypso

Calypso

Casa Piedra

Casa Piedra

Cornwall

Cornwall

Crema

Crema

Cubicle Papel

Cubicle Papel

Eiskaffe

Eiskaffe

Estella

Estella

Frederick

Frederick

Graphite Talc

Graphite Talc

Gridlock in LA

Gridlock in LA

Harold

Harold

Hedgerow

Hedgerow

Kopi Susu

Kopi Susu

Louise

Louise

High Pressure Laminate in Polar Cap Color

Polar Cap

Rocky Mountain High

Rocky Mtn High

Rose Granite

Rose Granite

Rush

Rush

Sage Coral

Sage Coral

Theodore

Theodore

Veto Proof

Veto Proof

Viola

Viola

Nevamar Laminates

For over 80 years, Nevamar has been known for its upscale, stylish and innovative designs, making it a favorite among the A&D community. Featuring a dynamic range of trend-setting styles, our design aesthetics are perfect for customers looking to achieve a more sophisticated vision.

Our proprietary Armored Protection (ARP®) delivers impeccable performance, surpassing rival laminates, while keeping patterns looking new for years to come.

NEVAMAR® HPL is the surface solution of choice for high-use applications on surfaces in:

  • Hospitals
  • Stores
  • Hotels
  • Offices
  • Lobbies
  • Restaurants
  • Educational
  • Institutions

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Nevamar Cafe Sienna

Cafe Sienna

Nevamar Calcutta Marble

Calcutta Marble

Nevamar Clear Maple

Clear Maple

Nevamar Graphite Blue

Graphite Blue

Nevamar Royal Allusion

Royal Allusion

Nevamar Safari Slate

Safari Slate

Nevamar Stainless Metalx

Stainless Metalx

Nevamar Verdicts In

Verdicts In

Nevamar Vision Vava

Vision Vava

Nevamar Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron

Nevamar Amber Pearwood

Amber Pearwood

Nevamar Caluna Cherry

Caluna Cherry

Arborite Laminates

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Antico Grigio

Antico Grigio

Arabescato Marble

Arabescato Marble

Arctic Ice

Arctic Ice

Arctic Snow

Arctic Snow

Cinder Slate

Cinder Slate

Cityscape Loft

Cityscape Loft

Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc

Roman Travertine

Roman Travertine

Saint Laurent Marble

Saint Laurent Marble

Santa Cecilia

Santa Cecilia

St. Lawrence Bedrock

St. Lawrence Bedrock

Typhoon Bordeaux Creme

Typhoon Bordeaux Creme

Typhoon Bordeaux Greige

Typhoon Bordeaux Greige

Yukon Riverbed

Yukon Riverbed

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Countertop Edges

Hartson Kennedy Amore
HK Amore

Amore’

Make any room in your home a work of art with the Amore’® sculptured series laminate countertop. Hartson-Kennedy’s Amore’® profile is unique in its’ subtle, refined curves. This beautiful profile gives a classic edge to your kitchen or bath that emulates the luxurious look of stone. Combining the Amore’® profile with the patented Amore’® Profile End Capping Process results in a laminate countertop that is unsurpassed in style and beauty. This edge profile is not available in plywood.

HK Vida edge
HK Vida

Vida

The Vida® profile offers yet another sculpted style from Hartson-Kennedy. The unique, subtle curves add a classic look to this profile which finishes in a uncurving bottom edge. This effect gives the Vida® profile a more substantial appearance, further emulating the look of stone. Our quality postformed laminate countertops are a cost effective way to add beauty to your living and work environments.

HK Caspian countertop edge
HK Caspian

Caspian

Our stylish Caspian gives you a contemporary look with a double tight-radius profile. This edge compliments both classic and contemporary kitchen and bath design trends. This edge profile is not available in plywood.

HK Aegean edge
HK Aegean

Aegean

The Aegean gives you a sleek, eased edge without the black line common to many laminate countertops. This clean edge beautifully complements both residential and commercial applications. This edge profile is not available in plywood.

HK Dura Top countertop edge
HK Dura Top

Dura-Top

A contemporary design featuring self-edge front and cove self-edge backsplash. This refreshing style blends beautifully with today’s modern appliances. Its dazzling design will enhance the beauty of any kitchen or bathroom giving it that ultimate look.

E-Top 1500 countertop edge
HK E Top 1500

E-Top 1500

Crisp European styling with today’s new trends in mind. E-Top 1500 has a 180° front nose, 1-1/2” thick. The laminate wraps around the front nose giving added protection. This sleek, gorgeous design will enhance any room.

E-Top-2000 countertop edge
HK E top 2000

E-Top 2000

The 90°/90° oval, flat-front roll nose complements today’s cabinets creating a luxurious look. The laminate wraps around the front nose giving added protection. More curves, softer flowing lines, just the right touches.

Ultra-Top No Drip countertop edge
HK Ultra Top no drip

Ultra-Top No-Drip

Ultra-Top No-Drip has been the top choice in the industry for over 40 years. This one has all the features built right in. A raised rolled edge on the front nose meets the needs of today’s fast paced lifestyle. Beautiful and functional… it stops those messy spills from running down your cabinets and still looks fantastic!

Ultra-Top Waterfall counter top edge
HK Ultra Top waterfall

Ultra-Top Waterfall

The smooth 1-1/2” thick front nose along with the 3/4” radius makes this the perfect countertop to complement today’s modern look. The simplicity of this countertop will enhance the look of any room.

Square Drop Edge countertop

Square Drop Edge

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Countertop Edges

Wilsonart Edges cascade

The Cascade Edge pairs a flowing waterfall roll with a straight edged base

Wilsonart Edges beveled profile

The Beveled Edge is strong, crisp and classic 

Wilsonart Edges crescent edge

The Crescent Edge has has soft curves at the top and bottom

Explore The Possibilities of Commercial Grade Laminates at S&W Cabinets

The possibilities are endless with todays commercial Grade laminates

  1. Full array of solids, patterns & textures
  2. Durable
  3. Functional
  4. Versatile
  5. Highly heat resistant
  6. Nearly impossible to stain
  7. Are more impact resistant than stone
  8. Are easier to maintain than stone
Laminate

Formica® Standard Designs 

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Butcherblock Maple

Butcherblock Maple

Blackstone

Blackstone

White Onyx

White Onyx

Formica Black

Black

Formica Almond

Almond

Formica White

White

Belmonte Granite

Belmonte Granite

Formica Sand Crystal

Sand Crystal

Perlatto Granite

Perlatto Granite

Formica Giallo Granite

Giallo Granite

Formica Travertine

Travertine

Basalt Slate

Basalt Slate

Labrador Granite

Labrador Granite

Formica Beluga Beige

Beluga Beige

Brazilian Brown Granite

Brazilian Brown Granite

Venetian Gold Granite

Venetian Gold Granite

Ivory Kashmire

Ivory Cashmire

Formica Amber Kashmire

Amber Cashmire

Midnight Stone

Midnight Stone

Carrera Blanco

Carrera Blanco

Formica Argento Romano

Argento Romano

Formica Paloma Polar

Paloma Polar

Formica Colorado Slate

Colorado Slate

Formica Natural Canvas

Natural Canvas

Formica Concrete Stone

Concrete Stone

Formica Carerra Envision

Cararra Envision

Formica Noir Envision

Noir Envision

Formica Butterrum Granite

Butterrum Granite

Jamocha Granite

Jamocha Granite

Portico Marble

Portico Marble

Formica Elemental Concrete

Elemental Concrete

Elemental Stone

Elemental Stone

Formica White Ice Granite

White Ice Granite

Silver Quartzite

Silver Quartzite

Wilsonart® Standard Designs 

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Calcatta Oro

Calcatta Oro

Desert Springs

Desert Springs

Frosty White

Frosty White

Grey Glace

Grey Glace

Milano Amber

Milano Amber

Oiled Soapstone

Oiled Soapstone

Pewter Brush

Pewter Brush

Spicewood Springs

Spicewood Springs

White Carrara

White Carrara

White Juparana

White Juparana

Almond Leather

Almond Leather

Neutral Glace

Neutral Glace

Pampas

Pampas

Beige Pampas

Beige Pampas

Granite

Granite

Rustic Slate

Rustic Slate

Kalahari Topaz

Kalahari Topaz

Tumbled Roca

Tumbled Roca

Milano Quartz

Milano Quartz

Mystique Dawn

Mystique Dawn

Designer White

Designer White

Graphite Nebula

Graphite Nebula

Pearl Soapstone

Pearl Soapstone

Blackstar Granite

Blackstar Granite

Bordeaux Juparana

Bordeaux Juparana

Golden Juparana

Golden Juparana

Natural Almond

Natural Almond

How To Keep Your Laminate Countertops Clean

To clean plastic laminate countertops on a daily basis, you only need to use dishwashing liquid, warm water and a microfiber cloth. Apply a mixture of dish soap and water to your counters using the cloth. As you wipe the counter, rinse your cloth in clean water.

To make your countertop shine again, use a mild car wax in a light layer. This will bring out the faded color, as well as leave a protective coating to keep the laminate at its best all year long. 

CORE SUBSTRATES

Particleboard

Particleboard is the standard wood core for Hartson-Kennedy laminate countertops. particle board

On any given day, saw mills and other wood processing factories generate a significant amount of manufacturing by-product and scrap material. Much of these wood shavings and piles of sawdust are recycled and end up as an engineered wood product called particleboard. Particleboard is a value-packed alternative to solid wood paneling or boards. It is primarily intended for interior projects in which size consistency, smooth surfaces, and a homogeneous construction are a priority.

Examine a section of particleboard and you’ll most likely notice a lack of grain. Particleboard is produced by combining sawdust and other wood scrap with a special resin. This slurry of wood chips and glue is then pressed through an extrusion machine to form long sheets of particleboard. Customized saws cut these sheets into various sizes according to the needs of the customer. Countertop manufacturers use particleboard in a variety of sizes, but generally ¾” thick panels in 30″ widths in 8’, 10’ and 12’ lengths are most suitable for countertop cores.

Although unfinished particleboard bears little resemblance to traditional hardwoods, its smooth, consistent surface is ideal for lamination. One of the things conventional particleboard cannot handle, however, is high exposure to moisture. This is why few if any outdoor projects feature particleboard.

Direct and/or prolonged contact with water can cause particleboard to stain, warp or swell. Moisture resistant (MR) type particleboard performs much better in higher moisture applications.

Plywood

Plywood is a wood product manufactured out of many sheets of veneer, or plies, pressed together and glued, with their grains going in opposite directions.
plywood
Plywood tends to be extremely strong and is treated in many different ways depending upon its intended application.

Because of the way in which plywood is constructed, it also resists cracking, bending, warping, and shrinkage–depending upon its thickness. Plywood is also referred to as an engineered wood, although it is made from a composite of wooden materials, and various forms of it have been made for thousands of years.

The plies that form plywood are generally cut on a rotary lathe, which cuts a continuous roll of wood while a log, called a peeler, is turned against it. Rotary lathing is rapid and makes efficient use of the wood while turning out veneers highly suitable for plywood.

Rotary lathe veneers tend to be dull in appearance, although perfectly functional for use as a countertop core. After the veneers are cut, they are overlaid with layers of glue and pressed together until dry to form a flat, even, tight piece of plywood. Plywood is sturdier than regular sheets or panels of wood because the veneers are laid with their grains opposing, which also causes the wood product to resist warping because the grains pull each other tight.

Plywood comes in a number of forms, including softwood plywood, which is made from pine, fir, or spruce. Softwood plywood is usually pale in color and is used in construction applications. Plywood can also be decorative, with a facing veneer of exotic hardwoods. Mahogany or birch is used to create an extremely strong type of plywood known as aircraft plywood, because it was utilized in the construction of aircraft through the Second World War.

When plywood is destined for use as a countertop core in an indoor application, it is made with urea-formaldehyde glue, which dries quickly and is a good value. For plywood intended for use in outdoor applications or wet environments, a more expensive water resistant glue is used to prevent the plies from coming apart, or delaminating, and compromising the strength of the plywood. Plies range in thickness depending upon the plywood panels they are used in, from 1/10 inch (approximately 1/5 centimeter) to 1/6 inch (almost 1/5 centimeters). Standard plywood sizes consist of four foot by eight foot (1.2 by 2.4 meter) sheets in three, five, or seven plies. Plywood intended for countertop applications is normally manufactured in a ¾” thickness (23/32″), features 7-ply construction, and comes in 30″ by 8’, 10’ and 12’ lengths. Plywood cores for countertop construction are sometimes a specification requirement for HUD installations.

MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)

Medium density fiberboard, or MDF, is a composite wood product similar to particleboard. It’s made out of wood waste fibers glued together with resin, heat, and pressure. MDF is appropriate for many applications, from cabinetry to molding and is great for countertops because it is smooth uniform, and less prone to warping. MDF

MDF has many advantages over plywood, particleboard, or high-density fiberboard. It’s very smooth because the wood fibers used in its manufacture are uniform and fine. This makes it have low “tear out,” which means that when sawed, the end has a smooth cut instead of a more jagged edge. MDF panels machine very well with carbide tooling and have smooth profiles after the shaping process. MDF also has a mild reaction to moisture, meaning it is less prone to warping or swelling in high-humidity applications like a kitchen or bathroom environment.

Builders and fabricators use MDF in many capacities, such as laminate countertops, furniture, shelving, laminate flooring, decorative molding, and doors. They value MDF for its insular qualities in sound and heat. Also, it can be nailed, glued, screwed, stapled, or attached with dowels, making it a truly versatile core material.

Reconstituted, engineered wood products like MDF are often covered with a laminate or veneer sheet. Some people prefer using MDF over regular plywood or lumber products because it has a lower impact on the environment. MDF is solely made from waste products, the leftover scraps that would otherwise be dumped in a landfill. This attraction has helped it gain popularity among homeowners.

NAUF (No Added Urea Formaldehyde) MR (Moisture-Resistant) Particleboard

NAUF MR Particleboard is made of recycled or recovered wood fiber particleboard engineered to meet today’s green building requirements.NAUF

It is produced with an ultra-low emitting formaldehyde resin system. It is also moisture resistant and meets the moisture resistant specification for category MR10 with a 5.5% maximum thickness swell, demonstrating enhanced dimensional stability in high humidity environments. These attributes make it an ideal substrate for countertops.

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