temporary plywood counters
I am pretty set on Alaska White granite for counters, but the slabs that are coming out of the quarry (apparently there is only one quarry) are not to my liking (too dark, not enough white and taupe) and actually I can't even find a distributor in the KY/central US area that even has any at all. So I am considering temporarily installing painted plywood and just waiting for the the granite, or SOME granite I can love. Several questions:
1. I have two sinks, main one is silgranite that will be undermount, and is next to the DW. Don't really want to be without a main sink for what could be months, but also am wondering how hard it will be to de-install the undermount and re-mount it on the granite. And, can I install the DW without the sink and food disposer installed? If we did not do this sink now, we would just have a solid counter there until the granite comes in, but I would not want to wait on having a DW.
2. The other sink is a bar/prep sink, Houzer hammered pewter finish with a rim that can be either undermount or drop in. Final install will be undermount but was thinking of doing the temporary install as drop in, because it might be easier to de-install later.
3. does anyone see any issues with de-installing and later re-installing faucets (Brizo Vuelo)
4. Gas cooktop - Thermador SGSX365FS - is there any issue with installing it in a plywood counter? cannot see why there would be, if it can be in a laminate counter which is also a flammable substance. but want your opinion
5. costs - have a quote of $900 for laminate counters (incl install), plywood is about $200 including install labor, plumber will of course charge for install and then de-install/re-install.
have I overlooked anything? thoughts? I saw granite I loved in January, by the time I got back to the fabricator, it was gone. Extremely frustrating quest since then, the entire kitchen color scheme revolves around this granite with it's combo of cream, white, gray, and taupe. (whitewashed maple main kit cabinets/fridge/DW, fruitwood stain on maple mini-bar that is a transition from kit to living room, cafe brown silgranite and hammered pewter sinks, cocoa bronze/stainless faucets, brushed nickel HW, natural cork floor, stainless hood, microwave & oven, no backsplash as of yet, will either be just painted or some white/quartz look tile)