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Old 03-27-2007, 09:13 PM   #1
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What do you think is a better substrate for p-lam countertop fabrication? MDF or particle board? Both 3/4" doubled up on edges.
Now I can't stand p-lam with all the new surfaces available today but what the customer wants, the customer gets. By the way these counter tops are going in a brand new log home.
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:21 PM   #2
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What do you think is a better substrate for p-lam countertop fabrication? MDF or particle board? Both 3/4" doubled up on edges.
Now I can't stand p-lam with all the new surfaces available today but what the customer wants, the customer gets. By the way these counter tops are going in a brand new log home.
just curious.....what the heck is p-lam?

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High pressure laminate
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just curious.....what the heck is p-lam?
It's short for Plastic laminate (on countertops) and yes it's a sin especialy in a brand new log home. But the customer is more interested in saving a buck than having a quality home. I'll try to download a picture of what he finds acceptable from his framer.
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The last one we did was on plywood specifically used for laminate countertops. No doubt it is more expensive than MDF or paticle board, but it was for a home for abandon kids and I have seen how they teach them to clean. Its called the "spash as much water as you can everywhere method."
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I just use MDF.

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