Compact or solid laminates are exactly that, laminate all the way through, with the décor finish on top and a core colour that is usually white, light grey or black, seen on its edges.

It is a slim worktop that is easy to clean and is more affordable than traditional solid surfaces like quartz or granite.

It is also more versatile than a standard laminate, in that it can be cut in various designs and shapes, as the edges do not need laminating once cut, so can be used with undermount & Belfast sinks, with drainer grooves cut into its surface.

One downside is that it can be a good bit more costly to purchase than standard laminate, as well as more costly to fit due to it being a harder material to cut, although with its sleek and simple style it can reflect the latest trends in interior design and is quite a popular choice.