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Old 01-21-2015, 04:50 AM   #11
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"I will go ahead and replace the plastic sink and faucet in there as well"

A good idea as our plastic kitchen sink has been replaced once already under warranty. Would have went with stainless but they replaced with the same type. I guess if it cracks again I will replace it with a stainless one.

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Old 01-21-2015, 05:35 AM   #12
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We replaced our home kitchen with Formica solid surface.(Not Laminate) It really is easy to scratch and it has cracked in a corner where it turns. We do not like it.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:00 AM   #13
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Jim, formica solid surface is polyester resin with ATH mineral filler. ATH is white in color, so when you scratch SS it shows a white line. The lighter the color the less scratches show. SS can be sanded to remove the scratches. As far as your top cracking at the corner, that indicates to me poor fabrication. All inside corners should have a radius and solid corner blocks under. If this is not the case I would contact the fabricator and have him look at it. If it is still under warranty I would call Formica and explain the situation.

Hi Max, Corian and many others use Acrylic resin with the ATH filler, Acrylic is not as "brittle" as polyester material, tho, the amount of resin vs ATH makes a huge difference. Avonite makes a "glass product" which is almost 100%% resin, and is much more brittle and subject to cracking with movement.

The lighter color SS materials are a good option for RV's. With adequate support underneath they will give you great service, and, they are easily renewed. I would get a matt or low gloss finish rather than a high gloss, as they are easier to care for. A scotch brite pad is the final sanding on both those finishes.

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Old 01-21-2015, 10:23 AM   #14
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Lots of great info here. I'll research before I replace mine..
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:44 AM   #15
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This is solid surface in our 2014 Eagle.


You can order through Lowes or Home Depot.

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Old 01-21-2015, 12:27 PM   #16
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Hopefully the current top is just screwed in place... It could get messy if they used an adheisive on the top of the cabnits...
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:58 PM   #17
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The laminate/Formica installer just left. Nice guy, was recommended by a close friend. Because he cannot replicate the rolled edges on the tops (particularly the dinette), he feels I would not be at all happy with the outcome. The way he would have to do the edges would show a black line and the laminate I chose is light in color, so it would be very noticeable. He was nice enough to measure and do a quick sketch to give to a friend that has a solid surface business. He said that he really thinks solid surface would be the best bet. I greatly appreciate his honesty, kind of rare these days .
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:27 PM   #18
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You can use a wood edge on a laminate counter, or a laminate bevel edge. Both would hide the black line ( edge of the laminate) . That said I would prefer solid surface, only disadvantage is the cost difference.

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