Plastic laminate, often referred to simply as laminate, is a composite material commonly used for surfacing applications like countertops, cabinets, and furniture. It consists of layers of paper or fabric impregnated with resin and covered with a protective layer of clear melamine. This material is known for its durability, resistance to stains and scratches, and a wide variety of available designs, colors, and textures. Plastic laminate is a cost-effective choice for creating attractive and functional surfaces in both residential and commercial settings.