Laminate offers an ideal commercial countertop. Laminate is a popular choice for the low-budget residential client, simply wanting to replace an out dated counter top. Laminate has thousands of colors, patterns, textures and styles to choose from, all of which coordinate with any style or design. Laminates are being made to look like granite, marble and other natural countertop surfaces. Laminate will scratch, stain and burn easily, so extra care is advised. Laminate is easily cleaned with a mild soap and water solution, and it is not necessary to use any harsh cleaning chemicals or abrasives. Backsplash options are available, and there are many styles available for edges. Solid surface inlays or wood edges are popular choices for laminate countertops. Laminate manufacturers commonly recognized are Formica and Wilsonart.