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#1 posted 02-25-2011 10:09 PM

Damian, most plastic laminates that I’ve ever worked with, formica, arborite and others had a thin topcoat of color pressed under high pressure to layers of resin-impregnated paper of a hideous brown/black color. When the edges are exposed on your project, they show that ugly line at every outside-corner joint. This was one of the reasons why Corian became popular, it is solid color all the way through. There was, some time ago, that some plastic laminates were available with same-color substrates, but I haven’t seen any in quite a while.

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