First off, my question is, is the cheap Wilsonart stuff no better than
the Home Depot stuff or will I get a much better product going with
the cheaper Wilsonart line? Thanks.
Here's some background, which probably won't change anyone's answer,
I don't mind paying extra for durability, but I do mind paying extra
for style. Two rooms and a staircase will be getting the laminate
treatment...a dining room that is passed through on the way to the
back yard and the front/living room.
My wife and I didn't want to go with laminate initially, but due to
transition height issues that would result from real wood floors, we
decided laminate was our best bet. After a little research, I'm
finding out that laminate might not be as bad as the horror stories
we've heard from friends who have used it and have been sorely
displeased with the look, durability, etc. Apparently, they paid
little and got what they paid for.
Anyway, I understand some solid brands are Wilsonart, Mannington and
Formica. Currently, I'm leaning toward Wilsonart but have come across
three lines...Classic, Duo Link and Estate Plus, ranging in price from
about $2 for Duo Link and about $3.50 for Estate Plus. The Duo Link
isn't much more, if not less, than the low-end lines we've glanced at
at Home Depot, etc. Hence, the above question.