Formica Perlato Granite

pfmastinOctober 30, 2008

I'm getting ready to install this and would love it if someone has a photo of a finished countertop. Thank you.

Pam

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pfmastin

gonna bump one time to see if I can get a response. Thank you for this brief interruption. :)

    Bookmark   October 30, 2008 at 3:26PM
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MaeT

My Formica Perlato Granite hasn't arrived yet but I can't wait to see a pic of yours when you get it installed.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2008 at 5:19PM
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pfmastin

maet,
Did you get the Etchings finish? I just saw a post re: the durability of laminates and it was suggested by one poster that some of the glossier finishes would scratch more easily. Now I'm thinking I'll call the Formica gal on Monday and see if she's ordered it yet and see if I should change from Etchings to a matte finish. At least I'll call and see what she says. Just wonderin'.....
Pam

    Bookmark   October 31, 2008 at 9:50PM
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mrs-mjt

Pam, I'm getting formica for my laundry room and met with installers today. I asked about scratches on glossy finishes. Their comment was that Formica's glossy finish used to scratch but they've had good success with the Etchings finish. I'm in the same boat deciding between matte and etchings but based on their experiences, I may go with the Etchings as a little shine might be nice since I'm choosing a darker color.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2008 at 11:55PM
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pfmastin

Thank you mrs-mjt,
I thought about this every time I awoke last night and even tried to call the installer this morning to see if they'd ordered the Etchings yet. Yours is the second post this morning saying that Etchings is durable. Thank you!

    Bookmark   November 1, 2008 at 10:02AM
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MaeT

Pam Yes I ordered the Etchings finish. I saw that posting also and was a bit worried and wondering if I should ask if they could change it but mine has already been ordered for a couple of weeks so doubt it can be changed now.
Oh well if it doesn't hold up since its laminate instead of the expensive granite, I can always change it in the future. My kids are grown up and we are careful over our countertops anyway so probably will be ok.
Do I ever relate to being awake at night thinking about my Kitchen. Can you say been up at 3 o'clock in the morning in the kitchen checking out what I had been obsessing about while lying awake in bed. Hubby thought I was crazy!!

Mrs-mjt Glad to hear something positive about the Etchings. Thanks.

Mae

    Bookmark   November 1, 2008 at 12:49PM
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pfmastin

Mae,
On the "Which is better Formica or Wilsonart" thread another poster has said that the Etchings is durable. I think I'll stick with it...I like the way it looks.

My Silgranit sinks came today! I bought my paint yesterday BM Tree Moss. I think I'll start taping today. Very exciting! :)
Pam

    Bookmark   November 1, 2008 at 2:29PM
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pfmastin

maet,
Has your perlato granite Etchings been installed yet? My laminate is in, but the bevel edging is back ordered. It will be 2 more weeks for me. Just wondering about yours. :)
Pam

    Bookmark   November 8, 2008 at 12:01AM
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MaeT

Hi Pam

My perlato hasn't been installed yet. It has been sitting at the building supply place for a while. I had someone who was going to install it for me but I thought his price was too high. I now have someone else who is a cabinet maker who is hopefully installing it next week. I can't wait to get mine installed. I haven't had a kitchen sink for a couple of weeks now, washing dishes in a dishpan isn't fun.

I would love to see a pic of your Perlato installed.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2008 at 4:27PM
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MaeT

sending this to the top for Pam.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2008 at 9:49PM
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pfmastin

Thanks maet!
I was glad to see the thread pop up again. :) Mine is being installed next week...the tear out is Monday and it should be all done by Wednesday. I'll post a photo when it's done. I'm excited to see yours, too.
Pam

    Bookmark   December 5, 2008 at 10:36PM
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psittacine

Pam.. maet.. hope you post photos when done. I am trying to decide on counters within the next couple of weeks. I have no ability to see the 'look' without visuals and need to see as many photos of installed counters as I can.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2008 at 1:31PM
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pfmastin

psittacinejungle, the countertops were installed yesterday and I'm *really* pleased with them. The backsplash will be tiled on Monday and I'll post a picture after that. It's hard to look at that little chip and imagine the completed project, isn't it? But, it turned out even better than I'd hoped.
Pam

    Bookmark   December 13, 2008 at 5:08PM
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MaeT

I'm glad to hear that you are pleased with yours Pam. Mine is on hold again. Could be January before its installed.

I'm leaving to go away for a couple of weeks also to visit my son later this week and there has been an unexpected death in hubbys family so things are sort of crazy right now.
Can't wait to see the picture of yours tho.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2008 at 10:23PM
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pfmastin

maet,
We're leaving town in the morning (also to visit our son. Here's a photo of the countertop. We're almost finished...they'll install the dishwasher today. I was going to wait and post a photo that was taken in daylight...this one looks very gray. The backsplash is shades of pale sage green. Thanks for looking...let me know when yours is done, ok?

    Bookmark   December 17, 2008 at 8:45AM
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ci_lantro

Wow! I've been waiting for pictures. MORE! Great looking stuff.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2008 at 8:52AM
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MaeT

I really like your countertop Pam, my cabinets are dark so it will be interesting to see what it will be like with them. Does any of the taupe show up in the daytime. I think I like the edge on yours better than the one I have selected, its really nice. I like your backsplash as well.

Mae

    Bookmark   December 18, 2008 at 8:01PM
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MaeT

Well I have some of my formica installed but can't believe that I have to wait another month before getting it finished. One countertop had scratches on it so its reordered. Another month without a sink!! I must say I'm pleased with what I have and will try to get a picture to post.
Wish tho that I had not gone with stained oak for my cabinets. Too late now tho. oh well I will have to live with it now but once everything is done maybe I will like it.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2009 at 1:36AM
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pfmastin

maet,
I'm sorry to hear about your delay. Did you see my thread about "would you complain about this?". Sigh.

Yes, post a photo! I never answered your question about the taupe showing up. Mine appears more green during the day and more taupe at night with the artificial light.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2009 at 8:15AM
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MaeT

Hi Pam

I'm still waiting for the rest of my countertop. Hopefully it will be in this week. My doors should also be ready this week as well. I'm now in the process of trying to get heating installed under the ceramic tile. The installer is suppose to come this week and let me know what will need to be done. I am getting my ceramic tile installed diamond shape but forgot to order extra tiles. Its always something. Hopefully I will get my kitchen finished before summer. When I started I figured a couple mths and my kitchen would be done. Yeah right!!!
I think I posted already to your other thread. Did you get the problem solved with your countertop?

    Bookmark   February 16, 2009 at 9:40PM
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pfmastin

maet,
I was thinking of you the other day and wondered how you were coming along. :) Heated ceramic sounds wonderful. I can't wait to see your countertops...post a picture when you can.

The peninsula top seems to be settling and not as "wavy". I'll give it some more time and he'll make another one for me in warm weather (he says the gluing process works better then....we'll see). At any rate, I'm thrilled with the laminate and enjoy it every day. I just saw ci lantro's request for pix so am including a couple more.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2009 at 9:26AM
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norma_j

Hi Pam,
First of all, I want to say your kitchen is lovely! I am redoing my kitchen now, and I have the same Perlato Granite on one of my cabinet tops since 2005. I am going to finish the rest of my cabinet tops now.
I am undecided about the backsplash. I went to the decorator center today, and the backsplash that I wanted a few weeks ago, has been discontinued. I was very disappointed because it was a nice creamy color with a hint of green running through it. She gave me a different sample today to bring home, and it doesn't look right.
I like your light sage green. It is subway tile , right? Do you know the name of the color?

    Bookmark   March 2, 2009 at 6:12PM
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pfmastin

Hi norma_j,
I had at first decided on a straight cream color and balked because of my white cabinets. I decided I wanted a little more color so went with the green. I'm a sucker for sagey greens. It's always a relief when you can finally see it finished and are still happy with it. Those little samples don't give us much information somtimes.
The tile is by Florida Tile. It's called Retro Classic Flair and the color is "Green". It's 3 X 6. I hope it works out for you. Post a photo when you're finished. I'd love to see someone else's Perlato Granite

Pam

    Bookmark   March 2, 2009 at 8:32PM
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granitesaway

Hi. I have been looking at laminate samples for a couple of weeks, and keep changing my mind as to which I like best. But, I keep coming back to the Perlato Granite in etchings. To me it seems that the Perlato will go with about any color in the world, so if I want to change wall color, I can do so without worrying about it clashing with the hues in the countertop.....is that correct? Thanks for posting these photos!

    Bookmark   March 8, 2009 at 1:28PM
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okieinalaska

Thank you so much for sharing your photos. I have been thinking of getting the perlato granite for my bathrooms but the sample I have seems much darker than what's in your photo. (I prefer it to be like yours though)

Did anyone else find the same thing?

    Bookmark   April 17, 2009 at 2:29AM
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Kelli Tucker Campbell

The perlato granite is gorgeous and so neutral. It would look good with anything. Is the beveled edge one continuous piece, or are there seams?

    Bookmark   April 20, 2009 at 2:29PM
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pjunderdahl

I came across this posting on Formica Perlato granite when I was looking it up as a choice to use in my kitchen. My problem is I'm so visual and couldn't tell how the countertops would look with the sample chip. The pictures posted by pfmastin that showed the counters and backsplash say they are no longer available or have been removed. Can you repost them please? Also are you still happy with your choice now that you've lived with it for a while. Thanks a bunch. Patty

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 9:12PM
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