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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 02:19 PM
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6. Laminate.
There are some very good-looking laminates out there - at least take a look at what there is. If you go to a laminate showroom, you'll be able to see the different edging effects too.

You may save a lot of money that can be spent on something else - like appliances.
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  -Countertop choices phylny  Mar-09-08 09:02 PM   #0 
  - I've had corian and silestone and currently have 10" tile  AZDemDist6   Mar-09-08 09:22 PM   #1 
  - I hate my Corian!!!  madmax   Aug-01-08 12:10 AM   #23 
  - Thoughts on granite, Zodiaq/Silestone, and Corian, and other stuff  Husb2Sparkly   Mar-09-08 09:41 PM   #2 
  - we bought a house a couple of years ago with tile countertops  DrDan   Mar-10-08 07:21 AM   #3 
  - If you haven't already, you might also want to check out this old thread.  Longhorn   Mar-10-08 09:24 AM   #4 
  - i like concrete, if i were going to replace my current corian---which i hate so much  chimpsrsmarter   Mar-10-08 11:40 AM   #5 
  - Laminate.  Dora   Mar-10-08 02:19 PM   #6 
  - The countertops you listed are all vulnerable to acid spills  Warpy   Mar-10-08 06:19 PM   #7 
  - The new countertops in my kitchen are from Wilsonart.  japple   Mar-11-08 12:33 PM   #8 
  - Shiny laminate also looks like hell  Warpy   Mar-30-08 12:53 PM   #17 
  - I have Zodiaq  CC   Mar-11-08 01:13 PM   #9 
  - Zinc countertops are very pretty, from what I've seen.  Quakerfriend   Mar-13-08 08:40 PM   #10 
  - They're also **very** spendy  Husb2Sparkly   Mar-13-08 09:40 PM   #11 
  - If they have a metallic finish they're going to require a lot of  Warpy   Mar-22-08 03:04 PM   #13 
  - I have silestone and I like it.  wildeyed   Mar-20-08 06:40 PM   #12 
  - Recently saw a show where black lab top was used  Whoa_Nelly   Mar-22-08 05:45 PM   #14 
  - Thanks to all for your input!  phylny   Mar-27-08 06:40 AM   #15 
     - don't forget we want pictures!!  AZDemDist6   Mar-27-08 06:59 AM   #16 
  - counter top  Wash. state Desk Jet   Mar-30-08 10:54 PM   #18 
  - Do granite counter tops give off radiation...........  merci_me   May-08-08 03:10 PM   #19 
  - Granite gives off radon gas  Warpy   Sep-28-08 02:45 PM   #27 
  - I just installed granite in the kitchen. Love it. Love it.  Midlodemocrat   May-10-08 12:48 PM   #20 
  - People that have corian love it too.  Wash. state Desk Jet   May-11-08 04:58 PM   #21 
  - FWIW, I just redid our kitchen. Did the reface job and bought new doors.  napi21   Jul-05-08 09:59 AM   #22 
  - Avonite  Dover   Aug-07-08 08:43 AM   #24 
  - I like this Co.  midnight   Sep-21-08 12:53 PM   #25 
  - I saw the glass avonite used as a counter top with lights under it.  Virginian   Sep-22-08 12:15 AM   #26 
  - I have had tile, corian, laminate and granite (not in the same house).  Happyhippychick   May-09-09 09:00 AM   #28 
     - I took out butcher block  Robb   May-12-09 04:38 PM   #29 
 

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