Asked on Aug 16, 2012

Any suggestions for replacing formica in bathrooms (3) plus bedroom bookshelves (3) other than granite?

Sylvia GPegBurco Surface & Decor LLC.


We have a 50 year old home with formica on the bathroom counters and some of the bedroom bookshelves. I'm not a fan of granite and probably couldn't afford it. Is there something else that would be up-to-date?
5 answers
  • 3po3
    on Aug 16, 2012

    There are several options including glass, composite and paperstone, which is made with recycled paper mixed with resin. Here is an article that describes more options:

  • Shari
    on Aug 16, 2012

    Formica, and laminate countertop products in general, have come a long, long way in the last few years. You can now get formica that looks like granite, marble, and other natural stones. They are surprisingly realistic looking. Two years ago, I selected an acrylic solid surface product for my kitchen and 1 bathroom. It's much like Corian, but made by LG. It costs more than laminate but less than granite. It's okay, but I don't love it, and I don't think it will look great for the long-haul. If I had it to do over again, I would probably select one of the new Formica-type products I mentioned. If you haven't checked out the current selection of Formica lately, you might want to.

  • Burco Surface & Decor LLC.
    on Aug 17, 2012

    You can go to our website and look at some much nicer alternatives.

  • Peg
    on Aug 17, 2012

    Look up on the internet cement countertops.I saw one and it is beautiful.Different colors and finishes available. Also love metal wrapped around existing countertops in some areas. I once actually used wood that they made truck beds from and finished them. So many choices!!!

  • Sylvia G
    on Aug 17, 2012

    Thanks very much to all who responded. I think we have a direction now.

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