What is comparatively easy kitchen countertop for a diy'er?

I have a laminate kitchen countertop in my kitchen that I would like to replace. Since I am sem-retired and a very handy guy (e.g., do my own car work, sheetrock, plumbing, etc.), I would like to do the replacement myself. I would like an opinion or two of a kitchen countertop that would be reasonable for a person like me to do.
Thanks, Al Kondo
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tile. granite squares. preformed laminate.
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Any reputable brand of laminate will do, Try to buy a sheet that will cover the entire countertop so you don't need to make any joints. You will need a router and beveled bit to trim the edges. Put the front edges on first. Finish edges with a file.

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In a previous article snipped-for-privacy@hal-pc.org (Al Kondo) writes: : ;I have a laminate kitchen countertop in my kitchen that I would like :to replace. Since I am sem-retired and a very handy guy (e.g., do my ;own car work, sheetrock, plumbing, etc.), I would like to do the :replacement myself. I would like an opinion or two of a kitchen ;countertop that would be reasonable for a person like me to do.
You may want to look into a solid material called Richlite. I have been playing with a sheet for a project, and it cuts and routes very much like MDF. A little heavier than MDF. Here is a link I found:
http://www.kitchens.com/Remodeling-And-Design/Products-and-materials/new-product-news/counters-floors-richlite.htm
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On Thu, 06 Nov 2003 15:05:31 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@hal-pc.org (Al Kondo) wrote:

Tile? I had glazed ceramic tile in a previous rental home, and now semi-professional installed quarry tile. Cutting the fiddly bits was a pain (to my contractor), but it didn't seem to require a great deal of equipment or special skills.
Note: for any surface, try to see more than a single sample square and imagine what several yards of the stuff is going to look like. I bought a cheerful, brightly-patterned ceramic tile that looked great at 9"x9". 72 sq ft, incl. backsplash, would have driven me mad in a month.
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