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Old 03-11-2013, 12:20 PM   #1
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Does anyone have the solid surface counters. We are close to purchase and all we have seen is the quartz. They are beautiful, but super heavy. We are thinking about ordering instead to buying off the lot. I would like to see the solid surface to determine the quality, but can't seem to find one without the quartz. I have heard good and bad about both. We are buying the 38GK.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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Our coach has the Quartz and quite frankly I would have rather had the solid surface. The other RW we were considering had the LG solid surface and we actually liked it better. Plus - it's a lot lighter.

FWIW, my island counter was cracked at delivery and the replacement was also cracked in shipment. I am going to try and scedule with RW to have the counter replaced either before or after the Rally when we are there.



My $.02, but if it were me and I could, I'd order the solid surface rather than Quartz.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:45 PM   #3
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That's definitely what we are thinking. The coach is heavy just with the length. This just adds to it.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:00 PM   #4
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Not sure if you were asking what they look like, but here are some pictures off the net.

We had the same concerns you did, and ordered without quartz. The quartz is pretty, but I didn't like the edge they put on it, and I sure didn't want the weight. The sink covers and stove covers were like storing the 10 commandments. I also prefer the brick look on the backsplash with the standard surface.



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Old 03-11-2013, 01:01 PM   #5
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I have the LG counters in my 36RL and will be going with those again when I order my next Redwood. The quartz are too heavy in my opinion and their durability is questionable as I've seen so many cracked or chipped already. I know the quartz island in the 36RL adds an additional 400 lbs just to the island. That is weight I would rather carry for personal property or water rather than counter tops. Just my opinion...

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Old 03-11-2013, 01:15 PM   #6
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We love our solid surface counter tops. Easier to care for and not nearly as heavy
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:56 PM   #7
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I will also have to make that decision, can someone please identify the material in the solid surface counter?
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:12 PM   #8
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We have the quartz countertops in our RL. We ordered it from the factory and didn't ask for the quartz -- it just came that way. I love them -- like the color/pattern, can take heat (don't knowthat I'd leave a pot full of candy that's 200 or 300 degrees on it, but a hot pot for a short time doesn't affect it), easy to clean. I actually like the straight sided "pencil" edge better than the shaped on on the solid surface. Yes, it's heavy, but I don't think the island top weighs anywhere near 400 lbs. Our RL left the factory at just under 14,800 lbs and we have a generator, separate washer and dryer, large (heavy!) ottoman. bigger tires and wheels, oven and convection microwave (they weigh a lot more than just a microwave), dishwasher and thermal windows. The factory will supply lighter weight covers for the sink and stove if that's a problem (ours came with covers of the same material and we haven't bothered to ask them to send the lighter ones). It has worked out well for us -- we're VERY happy with the quartz!
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I will also have to make that decision, can someone please identify the material in the solid surface counter?
I'm no expert but I think it is a type of Corian (Acrylic). Here is a Link but I'm not positive this is the brand they use - LG Hausey HI-MAC

SueMar - agree on the heat.I don't know how much heat this standard tops will take, but that was a "con" when we were trying to decide. Edited by: atom ant
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:32 PM   #10
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SueMar,

We also have the quartz countertops and love them. The extra sink inserts are quite handy. They're essentially cutting board inserts. I'd highly recommend asking the factory to send them to you.

FYI...our quartz countertops showed up on our unit without ordering them as well. It was a nice surprise.
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