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Old 02-01-2014, 04:41 PM   #1
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Advice on upholstery and formica

We are excitedly planning for our newly ordered Escape 17b and are down to making decisions about upholstery and formica. At the moment we are leaning towards keeping the standard formica but would like to pick out some brighter upholstery. I would love to see some pictures of how you have decorated your interiors to garner some ideas! Also, please share with us what you wish you would have done!
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Old 02-01-2014, 05:25 PM   #2
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We are excitedly planning for our newly ordered Escape 17b and are down to making decisions about upholstery and formica. At the moment we are leaning towards keeping the standard formica but would like to pick out some brighter upholstery. I would love to see some pictures of how you have decorated your interiors to garner some ideas! Also, please share with us what you wish you would have done!
Have not ordered it yet but we have decided on this pattern. Sunbrella 8351-0000 Linen Silver 54" Furniture Fabric

Our formica we hope will be this. Formica Laminate Swatches - Product Details

Vella, Glenn and Abby
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Old 02-01-2014, 05:33 PM   #3
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The best advice I can pay it forward with is to tell you to order the 5"x7" samples from Formica.. they're $1 each. CHEAP compared to making a mistake. I picked out one of those business card size samples at Lowes and thought I loved it. Ordered the bigger size from Formica... and absolutely hated it. Looked like mud compared to the little size, I would have been heart broken, truly.. or at least terribly, terribly disappointed.

Also, Sailrite will send you a sample (and a 10% off coupon!). It's well worth it.
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I liked the stock upholstery so stuck with that but chose a different laminate and flooring which you can see here:

Egbert is home!

Edit: I second Donna's advice about the larger-sized samples. Mine from Formica was free but then I only ordered one--got lucky on my choice.
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:08 PM   #5
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I think Karen is right. Formica is free, but the Sailrite was a buck a sample. Even if they're each a dollar, cheap compared to making mistakes. IMHO. I'd even order the larger Formica sample in the stock color, if you're trying to match to custom upholstery.

I need to stop looking. Now, I'm second guessing my choice for Formica! Dang y'all, quit posting pictures of your beautiful interiors! Just kidding of course...
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Karen, Do you remember the name of your formica? I love the darker color!
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All should keep in mind that the color you see here on the forum is dependent on many factors. Under what color light was the picture taken ( tungsten, incandescent, florescent ). What settings were used in the camera? How was the picture processed ( auto white balance or by eye or by the numbers? ). What monitor are you viewing the forum on and under what sort of light?
Don't count on the color you see here being anything close to reality.
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Karen, Do you remember the name of your formica? I love the darker color!
It's Formica Mineral Olivine Radiance Finish (3447-RD). All the info on my stuff appears later in that same thread. The radiance finish commands a premium from Escape but it adds luster and thus gives a more spacious feeling, especially to such a small rig as the 15.
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:40 PM   #10
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Thanks for the advice! I have ordered samples from Sailbrite and Formica. Please continue to share pictures!
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