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5 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Laminate Countertops

by 55+ Community -Founders' Ridge 03/31/2019

You should not overlook laminate when searching for a suitable material for your home’s countertop. Laminate is a well-known material that finds common usage for bathroom and kitchen countertops. There are numerous reasons why you should invest in laminate countertops for your home. The reasons range from prices to the availability of a wide range of options. Here are some benefits of using a laminate countertop for your kitchen:

Cost-effective

One of the reasons why many people prefer a laminate countertop is its affordable cost. A laminate countertop is quite cheaper than others in its category. Buying a laminate countertop saves you money. It is an ideal option for homeowners that want to renovate on a small budget without sacrificing the quality of the renovation. You should also know that laminate countertops are simpler and less expensive to replace anytime there is damage. 

Family-friendliness 

A good reason to choose a laminate countertop over others is that its family-friendliness. Because it is a solid surface and it is not porous, it does not absorb food spills and bacteria, unlike some other natural stone surfaces. A laminate countertop is an ideal choice for households that are very active and have busy kitchens with lots of cooking and entertaining.

Low Maintenance 

Another reason you should invest in laminate countertops is low maintenance. All you need to keep your laminate countertop clean is soap and water. You do not need anything special like sealers or special polishes, unlike other countertop materials that require you to buy special polish or sealers for maintenance. Also, laminate countertops can be cleaned easily in case of a spill or mess. 

A wide variety of colors 

Laminate countertops come in different colors thereby giving you the privilege to choose the perfect one for you. Also, popular brands like Wilsonart and Formica are continually coming out with new patterns, colors, and materials. Recently, Formica entered into a partnership with home décor expert, Jonathan Adler for a nice pattern collection.

Versatility 

Versatility is another benefit of investing in laminate countertops. They can be cut into any shape, giving a perfect solution for rooms with awkward dimensions. Laminate countertops are durable but are not as hard as natural stones. To prevent scratches, you are required to lay down a protective layer when using hot pots and pans, and sharp objects like cutting board, hot pads, knives, Trivets, and many others. 

Visit your local home decor store to see available laminate options for your home renovation project.

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55+ Community -Founders' Ridge

Set on a picturesque hill and centrally located in the desirable Westfield Section of Middletown, Founders’ Ridge is a New 55+ Condominium Community of up to 75 Ranch and Cape Style detached homes.  Named for the Founding Fathers and Mothers of Middletown, each model bears the name of one of our town’s founders – The Allen, The Martin, The Cornwell, and The Whitmore to name a few. 


Attractively priced from $289,900.00, our homes range from approximately 1200 Sq. Ft. to 2250 Sq. Ft.  Our models offer 2 – 4 bedrooms, attached 2 car garages, natural gas heat and AC, city water and sewer and all underground utilities.  Standard features include wood kitchens with granite tops, stainless steel appliances, tiled laundry and baths, hardwood in living areas, paver patios or decks, paved driveways and professional landscaping.
Founders’ Ridge offers a unique agreement with adjacent Ascentria Care’s Luther Ridge, private apartment living for residents age 62+.  Residents of our community have access to meeting and game rooms, and even dining opportunities (for a small fee) all of which are accessed via quiet, peaceful walking trials connecting both communities.


Centrally located on the Connecticut River, the City of Middletown boasts amenities for any lifestyle.  Residents may take advantage of The Institute for Lifelong Learning at Wesleyan University as well as various other university community activities.  The active Middlesex Historical Society offers additional programs such as museum exhibits, walking tours, and re-enactments among its many events.  Wadsworth Mansion offers a summer concert series and our river and parks offer a wonderful opportunity to explore the outdoors.  Also located in the downtown area is Middlesex Hospital, affiliated with the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, Middlesex offers quality medical care and world class technology.  


We would be remiss if we did not mention our thriving Main Street, famous for award winning cuisine at over 30 restaurant locations, and a Downtown Business District boasting over 40 shops for unique purchases and window shopping and a calendar full of events, performances and more.  Don’t forget about the newly opened RJ Julia & Wesleyan Bookstore alive with frequent happenings and book signings by famous authors.  Our community truly offers something for everyone!