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LaminateIn spite of trendy alternatives, laminate continues to outsell all other countertop materials combined. Offering a greater selection of colors, patterns and finishes than any other type of surfacing material, laminate's dominance in the kitchen counter market is testimony to the product's timeless appeal. In economic terms, laminate counters can be replaced once or twice and still not equal the costs of other surfacing materials. J&W offers counters in Formica, Wilson Art, and other leading laminate brands.

Post-Formed (PF)
Post-formed counters represent the most popular (and economical) type of kitchen counter. They feature a rolled edge construction available in European roll, No-drip, Waterfall, and 180 Degree Wrap, Valencia, Barcelona, and Geneva designs. (see edge profiles below) J&W's use of pre-fabricated “slabs" of nominal lengths of 8', 10', and 12' reduces overall production time, hence the cost savings. J&W has a large stock of slabs in a variety of colors on-hand. This means that your order can be filled quickly.

PFColors
Post-formed counters are available in a myriad of colors and patterns by Formica, Wilson Art and other leading laminate manufacturers. At present, J&W's On-Site Stock list includes a sizeable inventory of our most popular colors to ensure prompt service to our customers. All Supplier Stock Colors will result in slightly increased delivery times. Any color not included on the On-Site or Supplier Stock lists will result in an additional extended delivery time. Call a J&W sales representative for details.

Color Samples

On-Site Stock Colors

Supplier Stock Colors

 

Edge Profiles
Here are the edge profiles available for post- formed counters. All profiles other than Waterfall must be special ordered. This will add to delivery time. Call a J&W sales representative for details.

 

  • Waterfall
    The Waterfall edge features a sleek front roll design without the raised No- drip bump.
  • No-drip
    The No-drip edge is the most popular post-formed design featuring a raised front edge to prevent accidental spills on the counter from reaching the floor.

  • European Roll
    European Roll provides a contemporary styling with softer flowing lines that are an excellent match for European cabinet designs.
  • 180 Degree Wrap
    This edge profile is similar to the European Roll but with a slightly more round appearance.
   

VT Industries (VTI)

VT takes laminate tops to a whole new level of style & sophistication offering the authentic look of natural materials with the enhanced performance of laminate.

 
  • Valencia
    Valencia features the dramatic, graceful contoured slope of a full- wrap ogee.

   Profile

  

  • Barcelona
    This double-waterfall ogee is perfect for classic and modern design applications.

   Profile

  

  • Geneva
    This modern drop ogee features clean, attractive edge contour lines.

   Profile

  

  • Marbella
    Features the simple elegance of a pencil-line edge.

   Profile

  


Options
There are numerous options with regard to counter top construction. Some are design amenities such as end splashes, aprons and radius corners. Others such as out of square miters and sink cut outs are integral to a specific installation. All add to the counter’s total cost. Here are explanations of some of the common amenity options for counter tops. Contact a J&W sales representative for additional information.

  • End splash: Creates a continuation of the backsplash on the wall-end of a counter.
  • Apron: A vertical section of counter that hangs below the front and/or side perimeter.
  • Diagonal Corner (w/shelf): L-shaped counters only. Creates a shelf across the back of the counter that connects the L.
  • Range Cut-out: Creates space in counter for installation of a cooktop/range
  • Self-rimming Sink Cut-out: Creates space in counter for installation of a self-rimming sink.
  • Under-mount Sink Cut-out: Creates space in counter for installation of under-mount sink–eliminates exposed rim of traditional self-rimming sink application.
  • Arc (2”, 3”, 4” or 6”): Available on island tops only. Arcs create a round (horizontal) contour to a counter’s finished end.
  • Full Radius: Similar to an arc, only the full radius creates and arc whose dimensions are relative to the counter’s width. Available on island tops only.
  • Radius Corners: Provide rounded (soft) corners to a counter’s finished end.

Sizes
(cabinet depth + overhang)

  • 22" vanity
  • 25" standard
  • 18, 26, 27, 30, 36, 44" double roll

Edge Veneer (EV)
Edge veneer counters reflect a minimalist styling that has captured the imagination of kitchen designers for generations. With classic black outlines and angular contours, edge veneer construction paved the way for the modern laminate era. It continues to be an especially popular choice for desks, tables, breakfast bars and reception counters (lobbies, etc.). Each Edge Veneer counter is constructed by one of our expert craftsmen with an attention to detail that has defined J&W's reputation for quality for over 40 years. Built from a particle board substrate and sheet laminate, Edge veneer construction offers the greatest flexibility in design application.

Colors
Edge veneer counters are available in a myriad of colors and patterns by Formica, Wilson Art and other leading laminate manufacturers. Call a J&W sales representative for an up-to- date listing of colors in stock. All non-stock colors must be special ordered resulting in increased delivery time.

Color Samples:

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Edge Profiles

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  • Standard Edge
    This profile features a square front and top of backsplash. One interesting design option is to use a different color of laminate for these surfaces.
  • Laminate Bevel Edge
    This profile features a 45 degree bevel on the counter's front edge and top of the backsplash. This also allows for a second color (ribbon) to be added to the counter's edge.
  • Wood Edge
    These profiles are a design concept first perfected for regional mass production by J&W. With two profiles under copyright - Designer’s Edge & Diamond Edge - J&W has established itself as a leading proponent of the design. Numerous variations on wood edge profiles are now available for the front edge and top of backsplash. By staining the wood edge to match the cabinets, a unity of design is created that has maintained a ubiquitous appeal for traditionally styled installations.

 

Options
There are numerous options with regard to counter top construction. Some are design amenities such as end splashes, aprons and radius corners. Others such as out of square miters and sink cut outs are integral to a specific installation. All add to the counter’s total cost. Here are explanations of some of the common amenity options for counter tops. Contact a J&W sales representative for additional information.

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  • End splash: Creates a continuation of the backsplash on the wall-end of a counter.
  • Apron: A vertical section of counter that hangs below the front and/or side perimeter.
  • Diagonal Corner (w/shelf): L-shaped counters only. Creates a shelf across the back of the counter that connects the L.
  • Range Cut-out: Creates space in counter for installation of a cooktop/range
  • Self-rimming Sink Cut-out: Creates space in counter for installation of a self-rimming sink.
  • Under-mount Sink Cut-out: Creates space in counter for installation of under-mount sink–eliminates exposed rim of traditional self-rimming sink application.
  • Arc (2”, 3”, 4” or 6”): Available on island tops only. Arcs create a round (horizontal) contour to a counter’s finished end.
  • Full Radius: Similar to an arc, only the full radius creates and arc whose dimensions are relative to the counter’s width. Available on island tops only.
  • Radius Corners: Provide rounded (soft) corners to a counter’s finished end.

Sizes
(cabinet depth)

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  • Edge Veneer counters can be constructed for virtually any cabinet dimensions.

Post-formed Edge Veneer (PFEV)
Post-formed Edge Veneer counters offer the classic simplicity of the square edge design with an easy-to- clean rolled cove feature. As this design construction involves the use of pre-fabricated slabs, it creates an economical alternative to Edge Veneer construction.

Colors
PFEV counters are available in a myriad of colors and patterns by Formica, Wilson Art and other leading laminate manufacturers. However, slabs are not usually stocked and must be ordered. This will add to the delivery time. Call a J&W sales representative for details.

Edge Profiles

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  • Standard edge profiles feature a square front and top of backsplash. One interesting design option is to use a different color of laminate for these surfaces (see Raw Edge profile).

  • Laminate Bevel Edge profiles feature a 45 degree bevel on the counter's front edge and top of the backsplash. This also allows for a second color (ribbon) to be added to the counter's edge profile.

  • Wood Edge profiles are a design concept first perfected for regional mass production by J&W. With two profiles under copyright– Designer’s Edge & Diamond Edge– J&W has established itself as a leading proponent of the design. Numerous variations on wood edge profiles are now available for the front edge and top of backsplash. By staining the wood edge to match the cabinets, a unity of design is created that has maintained a ubiquitous appeal for traditionally styled installations.

 

Options
There are numerous options with regard to counter top construction. Some are design amenities such as end splashes, aprons and radius corners. Others such as out of square miters and sink cut outs are integral to a specific installation. All add to the counter’s total cost. Here are explanations of some of the common amenity options for counter tops. Contact a J&W sales representative for additional information.

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  • End splash: Creates a continuation of the backsplash on the wall-end of a counter.
  • Apron: A vertical section of counter that hangs below the front and/or side perimeter.
  • Diagonal Corner (w/shelf): L-shaped counters only. Creates a shelf across the back of the counter that connects the L.
  • Range Cut-out: Creates space in counter for installation of a cooktop/range
  • Self-rimming Sink Cut-out: Creates space in counter for installation of a self-rimming sink.
  • Under-mount Sink Cut-out: Creates space in counter for installation of under-mount sink–eliminates exposed rim of traditional self-rimming sink application.
  • Arc (2”, 3”, 4” or 6”): Available on island tops only. Arcs create a round (horizontal) contour to a counter’s finished end.
  • Full Radius: Similar to an arc, only the full radius creates and arc whose dimensions are relative to the counter’s width. Available on island tops only.
  • Radius Corners: Provide rounded (soft) corners to a counter’s finished end.

Sizes
(cabinet depth + overhang)

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  • 19” vanity
  • 22" vanity
  • 25" standard
  • Island Counters to any dimensions

 

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