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Posted by Moderator, Steve on August 9th, 2002 05:37 PM

Posted in Dallas Morning News Thought would be interesting since we do get soo many questions on counter tops

LAMINATES:
Pros: wide range of colours durable and inexpensive
Cons: cant be repaired can't withstand chopping and hot pans

GRANITE:
Pros: Durable, heat resistant, easy cleanup, wide range of colors and visual textures
Cons: Heavy weight requires a sturdy base, needs sealing to prevent absorption and staining. Fabrication and installation is very expensive.

C0NCRETE:
Pros: heat resistant and versitle
cons: Heavy weight requires a sturdy base, needs sealing to prevent absorption and staining, very labor intensive and installation is expensive

CERAMIC TILE:

Pros: heat resistant, wide range of colors and designs, damaged tile can be replaced, cheap.
Cons: Poor chopping surface periodically needs re grouting, requires separate edging.

BUTCHER BLOCK:

Pros: Adds warmth to kitchen decor, scrateches can be sanded out, won't dull knives , mid range in costs.
Cons: Susceptible to stains and water damange even when sealed.

SOLID SURFACES:
Pros: Easy cleanup can be shaped and customized, wide range of colors, self supporting.
Cons: Requires professional installation, can be damaged by household chemicals such as oven cleaner and paint remover.

MARBLE:
Pros: Beautiful, smooth cool surfaces is ideal for pastrey prep
Cons: Prone to staining and scratching even when sealed. Acids spills such as orange juice can cause etching that dulls the finish.


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