Formica 180FX as much as Granite?
I have 39 square feet of counter space, and was originally quoted $1200 to have the Formica 180FX installed by Lowes. After the contractor came out to measure, the price has jumped to $1800. This is due to having to change to a beveled edge because of wanting to avoid seams due to some odd angles. This $1800 also includes a piping, where they adjust for a cabinet, a couple corners, and tear down and haul away.
Within this price, it is $37.14 per square foot for the Formica. I am told that granite starts as low as $43 per square foot, but it is bottom of the barrel, and not in the color I would want (dark).
Is it better to go with the highest quality Formica, or the lowest quality granite?
To be honest, I actually prefer the Formica, because it is a more forgiving surface if you drop something, it has a warmer feel to it, and is a little more eco friendly than granite (and no radon). Plus, I had already purchased the sink and faucet to match the color of formica (antique mascarello).
I am just so disappointed about this!