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Old 02-19-2019, 07:43 PM   #1
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New Ikea Concrete Look Countertop

We recently changed out our countertops in our 2012 International Serenity. The previous owners must have spilled something hot down the front of the cabinets. It bubbled the floor, damaged the laminate on the countertop and damaged the false drawer front in the kitchen. We wanted to keep the streamlined, low key, Airstream look so we chose a concrete look Ikea countertop which was very inexpensive. (About 80.00) We love the result and it was fairly easy using the old countertop as a template. We thought we would share in case others are considering doing the same.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:01 PM   #2
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Excellent work. Gotta like something inexpensive that looks that nice.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:09 PM   #3
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That looks fantastic! By chance do you know the Ikea part number?
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:25 PM   #4
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That looks fantastic! By chance do you know the Ikea part number?
Yes, it is article #003.356.54 "Ekbacken" Countertop. Here is a link:https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/p...655/#/00335654
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Looks great!
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Looks great

Just beware it is particleboard so make sure sink and any other cutouts are well sealed to prevent moisture intrusion.
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IKEA Countertop

That's really nice and you did a great job of installation! May be be a future project of ours; thanks for sharing.

BTW--did it come with the Allen wrench?


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Ikea uses really thin laminates for the surface IMO. For the small square footage of counter, did you consider using a solid material like Corian? The stuff is almost indestructible.

Thanks,

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PS -- Ash concrete: http://www.corian.com/-colors-of-corian-r-

There are other brands of solid material, and yes, Corian is hard to buy for consumers . . . FWIW.
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Amazing!

This looks great! Ikea countertops are durable and a great price point. I wish I had your finishing skills!
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Very nice, a good look.
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Ikea uses really thin laminates for the surface IMO. For the small square footage of counter, did you consider using a solid material like Corian? The stuff is almost indestructible.

Thanks,

Peter

PS -- Ash concrete: http://www.corian.com/-colors-of-corian-r-

There are other brands of solid material, and yes, Corian is hard to buy for consumers . . . FWIW.
I’ve thought of corian, what are the pros and cons? How well does it stand up high heat?
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Sorry, I don't really have a lot of experience with Corian and other brands of solid counter material, but it seems to make sense, as an alternative here.

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Wow - this looks awesome! Great job!

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Ikea uses really thin laminates for the surface IMO. For the small square footage of counter, did you consider using a solid material like Corian? The stuff is almost indestructible.

Thanks,

Peter

PS -- Ash concrete: http://www.corian.com/-colors-of-corian-r-

There are other brands of solid material, and yes, Corian is hard to buy for consumers . . . FWIW.
At our age we figure we the countertop will outlive us! lol If we ever have to install another we may look for a more expensive/higher quality material but we loved the Ikea one! We did seal (with clear sealant) around things so hopefully we are good to go!
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