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Old 29-11-2014, 13:49   #16
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Re: Galley Benchtop Material replacement

I would love to replace the tile on my boat with either Corian, stainless or large Granite tiles. I think the hardest part will be getting tile out. One thing my wife insists on is a counter that can take a hot pan without issue. Not sure Corian can can handle it?
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Re: Galley Benchtop Material replacement

It's easy enough to insert a trivet.
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Re: Galley Benchtop Material replacement

Don't recall exactly, but like other acrylic resin based materials it thermoforms over 300 degrees Fahrenheit. I believe DuPont recommends the use of trivets but in reality there are probably millions of people out there who don't.
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Don't recall exactly, but like other acrylic resin based materials it thermoforms over 300 degrees Fahrenheit. I believe DuPont recommends the use of trivets but in reality there are probably millions of people out there who don't.
You are paying for the square inches of the sink cut outs. Make sure you get them for trivets. I don't recall ever having a problem with them melting. Better having them melt down than the counter top. If they don't semiround the edges a router will do.
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Re: Galley Benchtop Material replacement

How about stainless over honeycomb? Perhaps more expensive per square foot, but not much area. Saves weight, low maintenance, lasts forever, you can fiddle the edges, hard to damage.
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You are paying for the square inches of the sink cut outs. Make sure you get them for trivets. I don't recall ever having a problem with them melting. Better having them melt down than the counter top. If they don't semiround the edges a router will do.
Good point. To meet specifications, a by-the-book Corian installation is required to have a one square foot piece of drop material to be fastened somewhere inside the base cabinetry to be kept in reserve for future repairs. If you did somehow damage or destroy an area, you will have color matching material to effect the repair.

Can also use drop material to make a matching cutting board.
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Re: Galley Benchtop Material replacement

Stainless could be great except for it being highly reflective possibly causing issues especially in the tropics.
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Just out of curiosity what yr. is the Lagoon and what was the under layement? It appears to be a composite not plywood.
2010 model. I'm not sure I am not near the boat at the moment.

Corien looks very nice, but the weight and flexing could be a problem i think.

Stainless is very robust, however I want a modern look and stainless is very old fashioned for a galley i think, and the reflectiveness would be too much.

I could even be convinced to get the sink included as an all in one white piece like what they do with Corien if it wasn't too much. Would look very nice I think.

What about HDPE www.sdplastics.com/marine_board.html it's a bit lighter.
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Re: Galley Benchtop Material replacement

My last boat had 7' double stainless sinks/drainboards. Reflection is not a problem as the brushed finish develops a fine patina from use. Built-in stainless refrigerators and freezers, same.
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Good point. To meet specifications, a by-the-book Corian installation is required to have a one square foot piece of drop material to be fastened somewhere inside the base cabinetry to be kept in reserve for future repairs. If you did somehow damage or destroy an area, you will have color matching material to effect the repair.

Can also use drop material to make a matching cutting board.
I watched them install a multi piece counter top in my house. About **** when they pulled out the belt sander for the seams. You would never know there was a seam. So I'm sure a damaged area could be replaced with no sign of a repair.

A good point about having a piece of the original, since batches probably vary slightly.
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I would love to replace the tile on my boat with either Corian, stainless or large Granite tiles. I think the hardest part will be getting tile out. One thing my wife insists on is a counter that can take a hot pan without issue. Not sure Corian can can handle it?
No. Won't handle high temp. Can't cut on it either.

Absurd material for kitchen or galley IMHO. Its only upside is that it looks good.
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a by-the-book Corian installation is required to have a one square foot piece of drop material to be fastened somewhere inside the base cabinetry to be kept in reserve for future repairs.
AHA! There has always been this random 12" square of Corian on our boat and I could never figure out why. I have been using it for all sorts of stuff unrelated to its purpose. Unfortunately, now it has drill holes in it, cut marks, grinder marks, etc - it has been more of a workshop item for the past 11yrs…

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Its only upside is that it looks good.
Not after setting hot pans and cutting on it…

Having Corian in our boat, I must say the heat thing is overstated - I'm sure it probably melts or scorches above 300F, but when does anyone put something that hot directly on a counter? We sit hot(ish) stuff on it regularly with no problem. Wouldn't set a cast iron pan of fry oil on it though.

Also, what surface allows one to slice away on it without a cutting board? Granite maybe? That is just as heavy and can't be repaired if you do scratch or chip it. You certainly wouldn't want to cut directly on wood or formica or fiberglass.

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Not after setting hot pans and cutting on it…

Having Corian in our boat, I must say the heat thing is overstated - I'm sure it probably melts or scorches above 300F, but when does anyone put something that hot directly on a counter? We sit hot(ish) stuff on it regularly with no problem. Wouldn't set a cast iron pan of fry oil on it though.

Also, what surface allows one to slice away on it without a cutting board? Granite maybe? That is just as heavy and can't be repaired if you do scratch or chip it. You certainly wouldn't want to cut directly on wood or formica or fiberglass.

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Also, what surface allows one to slice away on it without a cutting board? Granite maybe? That is just as heavy and can't be repaired if you do scratch or chip it. You certainly wouldn't want to cut directly on wood or formica or fiberglass.

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Stainless...like used in commercial kitchens. Lighter than Corian too.
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