Laminate countertops have been the industry standard for 50 plus years and still make up a large percentage of the countertops that are in the majority of everyone’s homes. Probably when you think of laminate, you remember those old countertops with the metal edging or the standard “no drip” edge that was so popular for decades.
Quartz countertops are also becoming more popular as well. The advantage of quartz is that it does not need to be sealed and is virtually maintenance free, as well as being extremely durable. Being a man made contertop, they typically consist of around 90% quartz with the rest being dyes and resins that hold it all together.