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Old 12-23-2009, 08:31 PM   #15
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I do like Formica, i do have granite at home and love it for daily use. I do know someone who has it in their rig and does not like it. It is a heavier look than granite.
If you are full timing in your rig it may be worth it to you since you like it.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:41 PM   #16
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We have been thinking of replacing our countertop with Formica brand solid surface in "citron ice". Would this material hold up or be subject to breakage? Thanks!


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Old 12-23-2009, 09:46 PM   #17
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yes our formica has been in our rig for 50 years. GReat color, keep a cutting board near by. Holds up perfect, easy to cean but you can not cut on it.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:48 PM   #18
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we also had formica is our 71 caravel that we sold. always looks nice.
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:50 AM   #19
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I know that a lot of new high-end motorhomes use a granite look material for counter tops. Maybe it is granite but I suspect it is Corian or something similar. I think that would be the best material to use regarding any weight and flexing issues.

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Old 04-04-2011, 11:09 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by 4slice View Post
Despite the real concerns brought up regarding granite, it is feasible if done right.
If you are really into food, a granite counter top is much more useful than the alternatives. (If you're not into making your own pasta, pastry, or candy, the this won't matter--move along, corian and other materials are quite adequate. )

As you'll see from others on this forum, using granite or even marble is a reasonable alternative; all you have to do is have it fabricated and install it correctly (see postings above).

I wouldn't install stone unless the size of my Airstream allowed a surface area capable of the aforementioned pasta, pastry or candy fabrication.

I will say that preparing pasta, pastry or candy in your Airstream and presenting the finished product to your wife and her gal pals will get you a lot farther into their affections than any macho TV, trailer, or sporting goods management skills will get you. You pull off a stunt like that and you've got a free pass for as many early morning fishing or late afternoon tavern sessions as you want.

And isn't that what it's all about?

(Tim of Tool Time will back me up on this).
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