With proper use and care, a laminate kitchen countertop can last a minimum of 10 to 20 years. Scratches and burns account for the demise of most laminate countertops, so keep knives and sharp objects away from the surface and don’t use your countertop as a cutting board. For cutting produce, simple use a cutting board this will eliminate the possibility of accidentally cutting or marking the surface.
Placing extremely hot objects from your oven or stove can possibly damage your countertop. Avoid laying hot pots and pans directly on a laminate countertop to avoid permanently scorching the material. Regularly clean countertops with water and a non-abrasive household cleaner. For stains use safe household products and/or baking soda, the sheets are non-porous so the stains are not that deep and should be easy to clean.
Heavy objects mixed with sudden impacts can chip edges, for example moving a microwave and accidentally dropping it onto your countertop can possibly cause chips in edges. Our recommendation when moving heavy items is to use care, place the items down slowly and with purpose or simply avoid contact at all.