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Old 10-08-2011, 14:43   #61
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Re: Tile on a Galley Countertop?

We have granite counter tops on Rutea and we can testify that NOTHING happens to the surface when you put a red-hot pan down on it. After all, it's rock.
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Re: Tile on a Galley Countertop?

Yes, I think granite is supposed to handle the hot pots too. Also, Corian will handle the hot pots and I think most tiles too, so there's lotsa choice

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Re: Tile on a Galley Countertop?

Corian is a plastic resin product and does not like hot stuff. Leave a cigarette burning on Corian and you'll have a permanent brown stain. Same goes for a pot directly off the stove.

You need tile, granite or other natural stone products, or synthetics like Sile Stone which I think are a manufactured quartz if you want to go from stove to counter top.

Problem with stone and to a lesser extent with corian, besides weight, is they are brittle. If your boat is designed so you step on the counter going below, you may have problems unless the counter is very strongly supported. Other than that, the ability to go with an under counter sink really makes a stone counter attractive.
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Re: Tile on a Galley Countertop?

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Corian is a plastic resin product and does not like hot stuff. Leave a cigarette burning on Corian and you'll have a permanent brown stain. Same goes for a pot directly off the stove.
We put hot pots straight on our Corian without any effect but yes they state not to do that. I never tried a burning cigarette of course but can tell you that a little sanding and buffing/polishing will solve your problem.

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