There are many different types of countertops, but of all those available, post-form countertops are probably the quickest and easiest to install. Post-form countertops consist of a laminate surface that is glued to a particleboard base. Typically, the base is shaped so that there is a curved front edge and an integrated backsplash with either squared off or 45-degree angle ends available.
If there is one drawback to post-form countertops it is that they are somewhat fragile until they are installed. Therefore, you should be careful how you handle and support the counters. Also, while installation can be easy, it can also be very intimidating because errors are not easy to correct or hide. A careful, methodical approach works best. Remember, a little extra time with measuring and cutting is quicker that going back to the home center for a new counter. For complete, step-by-step instructions for this DIY project, watch this friendly and straightforward video tutorial.