High pressure decorative laminate (HPDL) is made by saturating sheets of decorative and core paper with resins, then pressing them under high heat, fusing the layers into a single sheet. A sheet of laminate is actually only 18% plastic resin. The rest is paper! The result is a hard, durable material that is water resistant, easy to clean, non-porous, warm, and inexpensive. To make a fully prefabricated countertop, the laminate is bonded to a substrate with a molded edge and backsplash.
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