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RE: such thing as good looking laminate counters? (Follow-Up #17)

posted by: equest17 on 06.21.2011 at 12:19 am in Kitchens Forum

We did the ever popular Formica Butterrum in etchings finish with flat deck (no integrated backsplash) and wrap under edge (much more resistant to moisture and delamination issues) with a Cafe Brown Silgranit sink and ORB faucet. I've been very happy with all of it. The butterrum hides dirt and crumbs just enough, the sink is indestructible and hides everything, and the flat deck means we can do a backsplash later if we choose.

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RE: such thing as good looking laminate counters? (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: rhome410 on 06.10.2011 at 02:00 pm in Kitchens Forum

We built our house 3 years ago, and along with Brazilian cherry floors, Wolf appliances, and custom cabinets and woodwork, we have laminate counters throughout. --A bit of stainless around the stove and DIY wood on the island, but laminate on the rest of the perimeter and in all baths, the laundry, the desk areas, the sewing room... We have all different looks, but I think they all look good. I didn't want to spend several thousands on stone, when I could be perfectly happy with durable, hard-working laminate that DH could DIY for hundreds.

We considered concrete, but I was hesitant about upkeep, staining, and dish-breaking hazard, and mostly, we didn't have time to make it happen. So we did 2 1/4" thick counters to emulate the heftiness of concrete. Ours might be the concrete-looking counters referred to by Desertsteph.

I'm like Florantha...I'm not into special edges and prefer the 90 degree straight front.

We've recently been working on remodeling DH's parents' home, and we put laminate in there. The cabinets are a biscuit/cream color...

The kitchen has Wilsonart Crystalline Onyx:

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The master bath has Wilsonart Jeweled Opal:

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The cream colored cabinets in our sewing room have Smoke Quarstone:

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Here is a link that might be useful: My kitchen pics

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