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Old 11-11-2015, 10:47 AM   #71
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The matte finish shows less glare, and over time with lots of use, will show wear (scuffs) less too. That said, if you treat the glossier finishes with care, they will last and look good for a long time.
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Highly!!!recommend that you do not order the Formica with the description "Black" on the back of the sample. DonnaD warned me--I didn't listen. It shows everything!!! No matter what I wipe it with, marks remain. But still really love the look of the black table/counter tops!
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Ellen... The radiance finish makes the difference.
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Highly!!!recommend that you do not order the Formica with the description "Black" on the back of the sample. DonnaD warned me--I didn't listen. It shows everything!!! No matter what I wipe it with, marks remain. But still really love the look of the black table/counter tops!
I see lots of folks wanting really dark floors and counters these days, then complain about how they show every spec of dust. We do warn them.

We are going with a multi coloured counter, kind of like granite.
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We got the 3690 Basalt Slate which is kind of a black with marbled gray. Ordered the 4x6 samples from Formica before we decided. While we haven't seen it completed outside the build pic, I think it will be pretty close to what we put together with the samples. Think the marbling of Gray will help with the showing specs of dust etc. Only thing I noticed was they should have put black snap caps, but Crystal said they don't have them so I'll order 12 black caps and replace the brown ones.
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Ahhhh, for my next Escape!

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GregA... It looks really nice!!
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But, but, but . . . they look so nice!

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I see lots of folks wanting really dark floors and counters these days, then complain about how they show every spec of dust. We do warn them.

We are going with a multi coloured counter, kind of like granite.
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Thanks Charlie n Lucy. We'll see it in person in about 2 weeks...
Ellen, you might pick up a pack of the micro fiber towels at Wally. It's what I use to clean all the iPad, laptop glass and only thing that works well. Bet a quick wipe down with the micro fiber will solve it. I agree the black looks stunning with the stainless, and the darker floors contrast the light wood that Escape uses. But everyone decorates to their own style.
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Aha! Will try it. Thanks, Greg!

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Thanks Charlie n Lucy. We'll see it in person in about 2 weeks...
Ellen, you might pick up a pack of the micro fiber towels at Wally. It's what I use to clean all the iPad, laptop glass and only thing that works well. Bet a quick wipe down with the micro fiber will solve it. I agree the black looks stunning with the stainless, and the darker floors contrast the light wood that Escape uses. But everyone decorates to their own style.
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