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Old 02-14-2017, 05:36 PM   #1
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Best countertop?

What would be the best countertop to hold up to the vibrations and bumps and all that jazz?
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:27 PM   #2
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Corian- works like wood, looks like $$$. Absorbs no moisture.
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Old 02-17-2017, 03:59 PM   #3
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I think we've decided on cutting board countertops just because we do a lot of cooking and having it in one of my previous homes we like the look and functionality etc. In schooley's I've seen a million different countertops and I really think part of small living is making things functional. I recommend checking out Pinterest and looking at skoolie and small home Interiors you might get some ideas that way
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Old 05-24-2017, 01:10 PM   #4
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butcher block

ikea has some great prices
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Old 05-24-2017, 01:27 PM   #5
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One of the things I like about a real cutting board countertop is that when they start looking rough and nicked up...you just sand them back to new.
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:57 PM   #6
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Bottle caps!
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...not really. But they look cool!
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:35 PM   #7
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How about Granite?

I am seriously considering granite for my Bluebird. I have found "prefab" granite counter tops & backsplash. They come in 8' lengths and have the bullnose already finished. You cut them to length with an angle grinder, cut the opening for your sink and polish any exposed cut ends.

I had a large kitchen, 2 big bathrooms and a laundry room done with this material. Everything was cut to size onsite. The installers even let me help & showed me how to do it.

The 8' long pre-made counters ran $239-$399 a piece depending on color/pattern. There were more expensive ones but the lions share were under $400.

My second choice would be butcher block. Lumber Liquidators has some good prices on the butcher block. 1-1/2" x 25" x 8' Builder Oak Countertop - Williamsburg Butcher Block Co. | Lumber Liquidators
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:15 PM   #8
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In trying to keep with the art deco look I chose a stainless steel looking laminate. While I'm pleased with the look, it is almost impossible to keep it clean because of the fine "polish" lines in the finish. The Formica material is water proof and hard as nails, but, if you happen to consider that type of laminate material be sure to choose something with a smooth finish.

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Old 05-24-2017, 10:15 PM   #9
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I somehow ended up with 2 huge pieces of granite plus sink and faucet, great condition for free on craigslist, they just wanted it gone and didn't feel like hauling it away. Friend of mine installs these for a living and said when I'm ready he'll help me cut and polish it all up. I'm going to use as little as possible, it is HEAVY! Looks spiffy tho lol
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