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Old 08-28-2014, 12:22 AM   #1
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Upgraded Counters & Table Top?

I'm thinking about upgrading our countertop and dinette table top to something a little more durable (Corian?) I want a harder surface around the sink and to add a bit more counter space in the process. Wondering if anyone else is thinking about something similar. Looking for ideas/suggestions.
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:55 AM   #2
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We're thinking of doing the same thing. We're having a small issue with water getting under the counter top and now it's bubbling a little around the kitchen faucet. So we end up having to keep a hand towel handy to dry as we go. The corian counter top would definitely solve that issue, and would look a lot nicer in the process. We haven't done any research yet.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:28 AM   #3
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Just curious, what kind of countertop do you both have now?
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:59 PM   #4
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My strategy will be to replace/upgrade them after ive destroyed the originals
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:57 AM   #5
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I did granite tiles in mine...and had worked for the last couple of years with no problems.
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:00 AM   #6
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Counter Tops

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Just curious, what kind of countertop do you both have now?
We have a 2015 FR3. It's the standard counter top that comes with the unit. Some type of formica over wood frame I believe.
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Old 09-23-2014, 05:22 PM   #7
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Talking No Water here

In our FR3 we noted that no sealant was put on the counter at the walls. Any water can run down and over time ruin whatever is behind there. Just caulk the area with a clear laminate caulk, (reminder laminate caulk is white until it dries) and little water splashes will not run down behind the counter top.



If you change the counter top with Corian, will that not add a bunch of extra weight?
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Old 09-23-2014, 05:36 PM   #8
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Backsplash

Yes, good idea on the laminate caulk at the back splash area. We're not having much issue with the back area as much as around the faucet. That's where it's leaking on our unit. I tried some other type of caulk there, but it didn't work very well. I'll try the the kind that you mentioned.

I'm not sure about the weight of Corian; Haven't done any research at this point. If the caulk works, I'm gonna stick with what I've got.

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Old 09-23-2014, 06:12 PM   #9
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Formica fadeout

First season Flagstaff and I'm finding stained or faded counter spots. Its nor caused by heat, it seems to be caused bt moisture. I have a 27rlws without the Emerald package so I have Formica. It almost seems the surface is not sealed and the moisture is wicking right through the surface. Has anybody else experienced this? I'm going to show my dealer because it is still under warranty. Not sure how thats going to go.
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:16 PM   #10
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Sealing faucet

Normally Faucets have plumbers putty on the bases. It would require you to take the faucet out, put the putty on the bottom and reinstall. It squeezes out as you tighten the nuts and creates a water tight seal under the faucet.

We had water around our faucet also and found the nut that holds the goose neck was loose and allowed water to leak from under the cover. It could be tightened by hand.

Good luck.
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