I have seen an ad for a method to resurface a countertop with some kind of
man made granite.
The old top is covered, without dismantling, with what looks like a 1/4 inch
I assume the stuff is poured because it curves to form the front edge.
Anybody has experience about durability or any other problem?
standard solid granite? usually $45-75/sqft. granite tiles? $7-20/sqft. both
+ costs for edging, which can be $10-20/lin ft.
you can pay more too, depending upon which color you chose and installation
You're talking about this stuff, I assume:
Appears to be granite dust / chips in an epoxy or polyester binder. I would
think it would be fairly durable - but have no 1st hand exp.
The cost may not be significantly less than a new granite counter, though.
No demo required, tho - which can be a plus.
Zodiaq (Dupont), Silestone and a few other materials are 90% quartz/10% epoxy
resin composites which are used as a granite substitute. Produced as large
you get local dealers to cut/install the stuff for you.
Cheaper? No. Roughly same price range as natural granite, but there's more
colours, and the stuff _really_ doesn't need any maintenance. (Granite needs
to be [re]sealed periodically, this stuff doesn't)
Your link sounds like something very similar, but oriented towards a different
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We took a look at that "Granite Transformations" stuff when they opened up a
place in town. While it might be nice alternative to something like Corian
(the epoxy binder is going to give it a lot of the same heat-related downsides
as Corian, without Corian's "buff out scratches" upside), it comes out a distant
second in the esthetics department -- the stuff has very little "depth" to it.
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