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Old 06-17-2007, 06:20 PM   #15
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Marmoleum and linolium (the real stuff) are actually bacteriostatic (they resist bacteria) naturally. That's why it's used in hospital settings.
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:44 PM   #16
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FYI, Marmoleum is linoleum. Marmoleum is just the brand manufactured by Farbo.
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Old 10-20-2007, 01:20 PM   #17
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Stainless can be brushed to give it a toned-down look.
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:02 PM   #18
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Marmoleum as countertops

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Marmoleum is not good for counter top's as it will let germs grow.
I used corion from Lowe's in the 1/2" am
I have been researching the Marmoleum as countertops. It's green, it is lightweight, it is less expensive than retro countertops such as "cracked ice." It has patterns that lend to a retro look.
My understanding SO FAR is that Marmoleum puts a separate finish on those used as countertops, it is sealed, therefore non-porous. However, most folks use a cutting board to cut foods on, not their countertop. The countertop will nick or gouge, but color goes all the way though it. So far, I have seen people really like it when they have used it.
Nice alternative to stone everything-ack. Even Wilsonart seems to have all stone type patterns or plain colors. Formica has some textures or patterns, not much retro though.

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Old 11-06-2010, 04:56 PM   #19
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Pam,
We removed our counter top and took it to a stainless steel fabricator to be used as a template.
We designed a 1/2 round sink.
They made the sink and top in one piece.
We like to look and gained quite a bit more sink area.
I think it was about $950.
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:59 PM   #20
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Bob, how about a pic of that countertop?
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:50 PM   #21
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I thought I had posted on this before, but maybe it didn't upload. All my research states that it (Marmoleum) is used widely in fast food places and even starbucks. When used as a countertop, evidently it has a different finish on top. It is considered bacteriostatic (against bacteria) due to the linseed oil, at least this is what is said, but if you google it-they say it is anti bacterial. Of course most folks use cutting boards to place food on anyway.
The only problem is that it will chip or nick more easily than stone, but when using laminate or formica, wilsonart it shows the chip or nick. Using linoleum or Marmoleum (brand) the color and design goes all the way though.
It is thinner, cheaper, more retro, greener and can be used on the floor and countertops! I have ordered samples from Forbo. But just google it and read like I did. Otherwise, there aren't many retro choices.

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Old 11-06-2010, 06:19 PM   #22
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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f415...tml#post908519

Post # 134 has pic of counter top.

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Old 11-06-2010, 06:48 PM   #23
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Jerri, Marmoleum is very nice but it is not lightweight. It's actually heavy.

Bob, your trailer is very cool. I might be in arkansas this winter. Where is Eureka Springs?

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Old 11-06-2010, 07:30 PM   #24
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Eureka is NW corner.
I'm at our son's in Ottawa, ON now.
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:56 PM   #25
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Here's a product you might look at. No sealing - it goes down with an adhesive instead of a mastic like tile...

Ironstone 5 Paver Self Install Kit
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:06 AM   #26
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Avonite is another option. We have used it on some home renovations we have done in the past. It is light weight looks good, lots of color choices and cost effective. Here is the link.

All Avonite Colors | Avonite Surfaces
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:52 AM   #27
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On new Airstreams they purchase the thiner Corian made for shower walls and then glue it to 3/8" plywood for additional strength. This is considerably lighter than the full thickness Corian and it gives you something to fasten to as well. Our Corian guy was concerned about this lasting when it first came out but I have never seen a broken one.

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That Avionite looks really good...where did you find it sold?

Should rename it Airite, or Aeroite
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