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Subject:  Re: Replacing Kitchen Countertops Date:  3/28/2004  1:10 PM
Author:  SeattlePioneer Number:  48435 of 129123

<<A friend of mine put in a Formica type laminate counter top in her kitchen and said that if whe knew how little it cost, she would have done it years ago.

Holly
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Plastic laminate is my preferred variety of kitchen counter top. It's inexpensive and durable, although I notice that a tenant of mine managed to carve up a countertop by using a knife directly on the laminate rather than using a chopping block.

Personally, I tend to find stone age countertop people willing to spend ridiculous amounts on countertops. In my view, they are mainly a fashion item, and in twenty years a new fad will make those old, turn of the century stone countertops look dated, however functional they may still be.



Seattle Pioneer
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