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Old 10-11-2010, 04:18 PM   #1
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have heard so many different opinions on which countertop is the best.
looking for eco-friendly, easy maintenance and most cost effective type of material.
suggestions please?

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Old 10-11-2010, 04:34 PM   #2
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Honestly stay away from tile counter tops. You will have to grout them over time, seal the grout joints, and the grout lines will stain easily.

You would be better off with a laminate if you are trying to save money. Otherwise go solid surface or granite.

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Really...
well i really want to make it better than laminate for possible resale later.
what do you mean by solid surface?
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Solid surface are man made. Corian is an example

http://www2.dupont.com/Surfaces/en_U...ian/index.html

Tile will not increase your resale. New home buyers do not want to deal with tile.
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thanks again! i am bookmarking the dupont site.
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Just to note solid surface is not cheap and about the same cost if not more than granite.

This day in age you can get granite for 2-3 grand for a decent size kitchen. The same solid surface may be 4-5.

They make some really nice laminates now but if you have the cash go solid or granite.

Tile just makes it look like you half a$$ed it.
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It's a good thing opinions are free around here. I'd hate to think someone paid for that type of information.
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It's a good thing opinions are free around here. I'd hate to think someone paid for that type of information.
You are very correct Bud it is purely my opinion. This person seems to be going for resale value not personalization of their home. MOST real estate agents will tell you tile is not the way to go though.
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much thanks to all...
yes i am building with resale in mind down the road.
want to make sure that there is quality as well as being cost effective.
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Yeah the problem that people have with tile is that a lot of people put in granite tile on the counter and it looks like they wanted granite but couldnt afford it.

Now that being said, I have seen counters with ceramic tile that were in a country type kitchen that were BEAUTIFUL! But again it was a personalized kitchen that they made for them. If this is a temporary home, make it yours but like you are thinking with resale in mind.
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MOST real estate agents will tell you tile is not the way to go though
...and again!!!

"MOST real estate agents" ? ? ?

Baloney !
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"MOST real estate agents" ? ? ?

Baloney !

Hey Bud
Yes MOST real estate agents I (myself that is) have ever dealt with are not fans of tile counter tops.

Everything I state on this forum is an opinion I have developed based on my experience and research as a professional.

How about you make a suggestion on a good tile or counter top for this person rather than "trolling" around and making half baked comments.

Forum Mods, I thought this type of thing was frowned upon? Yet long time members like Bud Cline get to go around crapping on other peoples comments.

IMO either add value or at least try to add value or move. I have made some stupid comments here before and they were deleted so I have change my tune.

I am just trying to help out while you continue to be well....You.

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When someone professing to be a "professional" offers information that contains statements calling legitimate techniques "half a$$ed" and statements that make a local claim that "most real estate agents poo-poo tile counter tops" and statements like: "stay away from tile counter tops the grout lines will stain easily" and: "tile will not increase your resale" and: "new home buyers do not want to deal with tile", those statements are simply not true everywhere. They are one person's (your) opinion and should be considered only an opinion. Some folks come here and hang on every word they read. Opinion is not necessarily true reality for everyone everywhere. Someone needs to point that out from time to time. That's what I am doing. Your word is not the final word, nor is mine. Don't make it sound as if YOU have the definitive answers and no one else does.

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Forum Mods, I thought this type of thing was frowned upon? Yet long time members like Bud Cline get to go around crapping on other peoples comments.
That too is a misstatement. You don't know...I may get sanctioned on a regular basis, and do.

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That right there should be your new Signature line.
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Take a look at my sig line now? Like it?

As for our pissing match (and yes I admit I am doing it too) back to the topic at hand.

Cheri, good luck with your remodel as from the posts I am seeing you are going through quite a sizable one.

If you want tile, get tile. If you want granite, get granite. If you like solid surface, get solid surface. Get what makes you happy. I am also not sure what is popular in your area.

As for you Bud we will have to agree to disagree but I do agree that I state my opinion as fact a lot and need to learn to tone that down.
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I knew I could convert you to my way of thinking.

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