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by Don Kowalewski Laminate counters have dominated the kitchen counter market for many years, and with good reason — they're inexpensive, and the range of laminate color and styles is almost endless. One of the more appealing aspects of laminate counters is that they are available as post-formed tops. Postformed countertops are sections of finished countertop that arrive at the job site precut to length. They can typically be installed in just a few hours. Post-Formed Options The post-formed tops I sell arrive at my wholesaler's facility as 12-footlong blanks (straight sections of countertop with unfinished ends). These blanks are manufactured in three configurations that will accommodate most kitchen cabinet layouts (see Figure 1). A range of edge and backsplash options are