I have da boomerang laminates covered one-by-one in other stories, but here, I pull them into one place for those renovators to compare and constrast. According to my research, there are three laminate boomerang designs — with a total of 14 possible colorways — available today. Updated January 2011: Wilsonart ads 11 more colors of boomerang. Read on more more details and better photos, and where to get these laminates at the lowest prices –>
- The Formica boomerang (above) has always been the least expensive and easiest to get your hands on — but today, it is only available in this Charcoal colorway. For the best prices — and this should be about $75 per sheet– head right to your big box store, like a Home Depot, Lowes or Menards.
- The Wilsonart boomerangs (above) — there are three colorways — are all part of their Indie Collection. These must be ordered through a counter top design company. The source with the best prices today, as far as I know, is Heffron’s A Moment in Time. A 4′ x 8′ sheet is $220, plus $30 shipping.
- These last 10 laminate colorways (above) seem to be manufactured by Vitro. As with the Wilsonart boomies above, the best price I know of is Heffron’s A Moment in Time. Apparently this is even more specialized with lower product runs, so it’s the most expensive: $325.50 for a 4′x10′ sheet at Heffron’s (vs. $328.79 at Vitro and $425 at Bars & Booths). Disclosure: Heffron’s is currently an advertiser. This story is not part of the deal, though. And, they really do have the lowest prices, as far as I know. If I learn otherwise, I will update this story.
Note, the images I was able to get from the manufacturer and retailer websites are not helpful in terms of getting a real feel for the beauty of these designs. Of course: Getting actual samples first, before you pull the credit card trigger.
Do you want more research about potential countertop solutions for a retro kitchen or bath? See my big fat Category of all counter top stories here.