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Old 07-29-2015, 08:11 PM   #1
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Countertop Choices

Im looking to replace all counters in my 89 34ft Limited. I want to find something that looks good and fits to a western / texas style , but also does not brake the bank. Any suggestions? corian vs laminate vs engineered stone ? thoughts?

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Old 07-29-2015, 11:05 PM   #2
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Flamed plywood with edge trim coated in bar top epoxy resin. Sounds Texas/Western to me.

Or nailed down zinc fun.
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You could use plywood then hammer flat a bunch of aluminum beer cans.. Texas beer cans, of course... then coat with the bar epoxy..
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Another 'option'.... get some high quality stainless steel, then 'dress' it with an automotive sanding disc... it make really bold 'swirls'... then you can coat with the 'bar coating'....

Or, how about getting some old barn wood, glue to the plywood, then coat... http://www.old-barn-wood.com
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We used Marmoleum flooring. Looks great, cleans up with a damp rag. Lots of styles/colors.

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Old 07-30-2015, 07:16 AM   #6
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Thanks guys for the tips so far. Whenever I replace the counters I actually plan on matching the bathroom , bedroom , dinette and living room table .. That's why I thought of manufactured stone , solid surface or a good laminate . The easy part on laminate would be , that I can overlay the existing laminate .. But I still think laminate does not look as good as solid surface or stone . I do like the idea of marmoleum and would like to see a picture on it . Thanks again


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Have you heard of Wilsonart?
Quartz, Laminate, Solid Surface Countertops and Metal Art | Wilsonart

Little Texas company, making high end goods. When you drive by you can't even smell the place like some other factories once were.

I have used their stuff for all my home improvement projects with exception of the last one which used granite in my home.
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Consider the added weight of solid countertops.
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:59 AM   #9
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I'll check on Wilson art . See what pricing they have . Thanks. In regards to weight : if I use manufactured stone , it would be very thin with a metal backing . I have seen this before . Alternative I have seen real stone with the honey comb backing . This is light weight as well but expensive :-)


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When we did ours we went from Curava (resin/glass - manufacterer couldn't guarantee it wouldn't crack), Corian (used in some models but cracks reported) to laminate which allowed us to match the night-stand, dinette table and fridge door to the counters. So I would vote for laminate. Some of the high end laminates are available with profiled edging if if installed properly are almost identical in look and feel to machined stone/synthetic.
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Thanks a lot , that helps . Do you guys think, I can just lay over the existing laminate with new one ? It would surely help on the nightstand and the dining table ? Kitchen need to be replaced cause it is slight warped and bath was rotted out cause it got wet :-)


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You can lay over top of existing as long as the existing is not peeling.


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The new high pressure laminate from Wilsonart has nice edging...
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I used the Wilsonart Winter Carnival with the crescent edge in my coach remodel. It seriously looks like granite. Check it out.
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