Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle

Countertops: Lamenting Laminate

March 10, 2021 Shira & Arielle Season 2
Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle
Countertops: Lamenting Laminate
Show Notes

It's the countertop series! Last week was all about quartz.

Today, LAMINATE!

Definition:
Laminate is a
combination of plastic and paper—interestingly, though, generally not recycled—and sometimes board. These materials are formed into a thin layer and colored or manufactured with naturalistic or textured designs. This layer is then laminated to particleboard or chip board. (Bobvila).

Fun facts:
- Laminate countertops are only a bit over 100 years old.
- Laminate as a product was invented by engineers from the Westinghouse company.
- The bottom layers of a laminate counter are made of brown craft paper -- literally the paper grocery bags!

Sources:
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https://www.countertopspecialty.com/countertop-laminate.html
- https://www.thespruce.com/laminate-countertops-want-love-1822075
- https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/laminate-counters-look-a-lot-better-than-they-did-in-the-80s-can-they-make-a-comeback/2019/04/03/38a37bda-3f94-11e9-9361-301ffb5bd5e6_story.html


Sponsors:
- Romer Skin Care (use code "COUNTER" at checkout for 15% off your order)

Credits:
Daniel Tureck - sound
Caio Slikta - logo
Jason Shaw - Tennessee Hayride (theme music)

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