OK, Rob, and all you other smart folks...
I've seen a bunch of well reasoned, experienced posts & replies regarding
solid surface counter tops, and how there are these great arts & mysteries
regarding the successful installation of said beauties, and how other
countertop materials all pale in comparision to these wonders of modern
Assuming the hubris which often inhabits these regions (the notion that 'I
can do _that_')...
Assuming that one already has sufficient tooling and skills to build the
cabinets in the first place...
Is there a solid surface material available for use by folks unwilling to
sign up to be a countertop fabricator by trade, and go off to school for
some multiweek course of instruction?
Because for the prices quoted for solid surface (installed) around here, I
can install 6/4 Honduran Mahogany, and replace it every five years, if
needed. Laminated hard rock maple. Several varieties of Central American
hardwoods. Granite is often cheaper.
Why is it that this year's chemistry experiment, which may or may not be an
improvement at all, is so premium priced, and available in such a limited
OK. I'll be fine. Let me get some air.