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Different counter top material for island??

Posted by mngolfnut (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 16, 10 at 22:42

I'm in the process of building a small summer home that I will likely try to sell in the near future. We ordered cherry cabinets with cranberry stain and a black glaze. The kitchen is roughly 12x12 with a 5' island. My budget is tight, so I was planning to use laminate counter top that resembles granite. The problem is that with laminate my island edge choices are very limited. I was planning to use a bullnose or ogee edge which doesn't work on the island. You can only get a square or a beveled edge if you want all 4 sides of the island to match. Here's what I'm considering. BTW, the flooring will be a light colored ceramic tile.

Option 1:
Light colored laminate for the perimeter of the kitchen with a dark colored Corian island (bullnose or ogee edge for everything)

Option 2:
Dark colored laminate for the permieter of the kitchen with light colored Corian island (bullnose or ogee edge)

Option 3:
Matching laminate for everything with a square or beveled edge.

I'm looking at Corian (solid surface) because I can get a remnant the exact size that I need at a considerable discount over granite or quartz. I'm curious to hear what other people think. Laminate plus Corian feels like a funny combination to me.


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RE: Different counter top material for island??

Hi mngolfnut, I don't have an answer for you, but this forum is really slow. You might have better luck posting on the main, discussion side. :o)
~Missy

Here is a link that might be useful: discussions


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