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Old 05-28-2015, 10:41 PM   #1
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Pretty exciting stuff going on here! I just ordered some counter top samples. Yeah, we're not > that < close to ordering, but my brain is going a million miles an hour trying to figure out what I want for the interior choices. We hit the hardware store tonight to get some ideas.

I just ordered 6 samples from Wilsonart (8"x10") and 5 from Formica (5"x7") (their limit; I'll order more later). All of the samples are large enough to plunk down in a display model at the factory to see how they look against their cabinetry.

Here's a few links for ya:

Explore FormicaŽ Laminate

Wilsonart: Quartz and Laminate Countertops for Kitchen & Bath | Wilsonart and then click on laminates.

I did find the Aqua Dotscreen that someone said they ordered. I was quite surprised at all the different designs and I only looked at the ones in the blues and black/gray families. Dang!

I'm passing on this one:

Wilsonart Product

Now to work on upholstery and flooring! Dang! Lots of choices out there.

Oh yeah, the samples were free, as well as the shipping (least to USA addresses; not sure about Canada).
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Be aware that countertop supplier Escape uses only deals in Formica. You can choose any color in the Formica catalog for a $100 upcharge over the stock color (extra for other than the matte finish) - but - they don't use Wilsonart.
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Be aware that countertop supplier Escape uses only deals in Formica. You can choose any color in the Formica catalog for a $100 upcharge over the stock color (extra for other than the matte finish) - but - they don't use Wilsonart.
Oh, I thought you could order from whomever and have it delivered to ETI for installation. Well, pooey. They had some really nice stuff.

It does say "formica" on the options list, but I figured it was like saying "kleenex" instead of nose tissue. They should add the copyright symbol so you know it's the actual Formica product/brand you're needing to supply.

Good to know though.
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Well, maybe you could order and have it shipped to them, but that would be quite expensive, and of course, they'd have to agree to it. Take advantage of the fact that they have a local Formica supplier. No shipping, just pick.
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Since I'm fairly close to them, I figure I'll be hauling stuff up there, such as the sink, faucet and other stuff. But, yeah, know what you mean.

I just ordered 4 more samples from Formica.

So, we'll see, but I do appreciate you telling me that before I had my heart set on one of the Wilsonart selections.
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They also told me no Wilsonart but you never know.
People have been known to take their own flooring and other items. Our flooring is at a Chilliwack store and Escape will pick it up when they get to installing it.
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Since I'm fairly close to them, I figure I'll be hauling stuff up there, such as the sink, faucet and other stuff. But, yeah, know what you mean.

I just ordered 4 more samples from Formica.

So, we'll see, but I do appreciate you telling me that before I had my heart set on one of the Wilsonart selections.

Since your close, they might agree to use supplied counter material if you just brought it to them. You'll need one full sheet I believe - about 4' x 8'. You could always ask. But, get the fabric samples together with the counter samples and you might be surprised that there's a Formica color that works best.
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But, get the fabric samples together with the counter samples and you might be surprised that there's a Formica color that works best.
Once we decided on the trailer, ETI sent us samples of their upholstery, flooring and wood at our request. We learned that once we decided on the upholstery, there were several formica product numbers ending in "58" -- the preferred formica line that ETI works with, and everything else fell into place. Upholstery was the toughest decision for me. My husband was fine with the standard product (And it is great) but I wanted to capitalize on a unique look for our trailer.

I was surprised to see that lead times for the 19 are now April 2016, other trailers are not that far out. The longer you wait, you may miss your desired delivery date.
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Once we decided on the trailer, ETI sent us samples of their upholstery, flooring and wood at our request. We learned that once we decided on the upholstery, there were several formica product numbers ending in "58" -- the preferred formica line that ETI works with....
Since ETI uses a formica company in their area with the preferred "58" line, is there a website that I can check out to review this line?
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Since ETI uses a formica company in their area with the preferred "58" line, is there a website that I can check out to review this line?
Here: Explore FormicaŽ Laminate
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