Countertops with real wood edges tend to be costlier compared to the ones with rounded edges. In case you've laminate countertops in your house, chances are you have inherited it with family members that lived thru the 70's and 80's. Formica carries a series of tops which have pictured of real granite or perhaps marble is printed on them. Right now there is not much you can do when that happens. If you get a scratch or chip call in a pro to repair it or maybe you may be replacing your countertop. As laminates are manufactured in variety of designs & colors, you ought to have adequate concept as of which laminate will be ideal for the area of yours.