Thursday, August 20, 2015

This isn't your mama's butcher block laminate countertop...

First let me type: If you are a hardcore, high end kitchen countertop kind of person...
There's nothing to see here. Please move along.

But if you're not, please continue reading.

Most of us remember the old Formica butcher block countertops. How could we forget?

Heck, I'm pretty sure you can still get this pattern.

We didn't have them. But I remember my aunt did. It was all the rage back in the 70's.

Well, genuine imitation wood grain laminate countertops have come a long way, baby!

Check this out!!
Wilsonart HD Old Mill Oak.

I was so smitten with these countertops; when I posted on Laurel/The North End Loft blog to ask her about them, I forgot to give her my email address. She was kind enough to hunt me down and contact me.
What a sweetheart!!

She proceeded to say they look exactly the same now as they did when they were installed two years ago! They are also tough as nails and she highly recommends them.

Here's a few other pics I found online.

Here's the overall pattern.

I'm pretty sure smoke flew from my fingertips as I wildly typed to contact Wilsonart to have some samples sent me.

As you can see, I haven't been able to commit to a laminate pattern yet.
Lord knows I could make my own mosaic laminate countertop with all the samples I've ordered.

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((hee hee))

Happy Thursday all!
:> )


Erin said...

Those are gorgeous! And we had those old school butcher block counters until just a few years ago. The house was built in 76. :)

Dixie Redmond said...

Ha HA! I just tossed my samples, I should have sent them to you! I finally Da da da DA made a decision and have mine installed. Hooray! I hope you do the butcher block because I like the looks a lot.

Maureen said...

Oooh those are very nice!!!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Erin, that butcher block laminate is so nostalgic, isn't it?? I smile whenever I see it. ♥
Dixie, how exciting!! I saw your new countertop and it looks terrific! After looking at all my samples, I do believe I've become a "tad" obsessed with laminate countertop! ;> ) Hopefully this will be the one.
Maureen, that was my exact reaction! I was so impressed with them.

bayrayschild said...

Oh Wow, I like this one as well. Choices! Choices!


Ali said...

Counter tops are a big commitment. One must not proceed with haste.


Carol Roll said...

cant wait to see which you pick

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