Hi, well it all started with the oven door seal looking tatty, Mrs teabreak had input and one thing lead to another. Now total kitchen refurb on my hands! Looking at laminate worktops the ones we have are the Formica type with a thickish layer of laminate worn very well. Many now it seems are barely more than a thin covering of decorative surface. I have had them in rental properties and they do not last well. Mrs teabreak wants glossy black a bit of pattern might be OK. Any recommendations for suppliers or brands would be helpful please. Howdens is out as they are trade only and my account long since lapsed.