Best Surface?

Decorating By Mae_mom Updated 12 Oct 2010 , 2:40pm by Mug-a-Bug

Mae_mom Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 8:40pm
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My husband is making me a kitchen island to use for more counter space for my caking. I primarily use fondant, etc. I'm wondering....what would your suggestions be for the best surface for the top of it? I thought about tiling with glass over top of it, but wasn't sure that'd be best. Any ideas?

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tcwheeler Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 10:51pm
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The glass will be hard to keep clean. Would think marble, silestone, granite...something like that. Interesting read.....

tcwheeler Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 10:53pm
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The glass will be hard to keep clean. Would think marble, silestone, granite...something like that. Interesting read.....

Mug-a-Bug Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 11:26pm
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Wouldn't tiling it give you a very bumpy surface? icon_confused.gif I would think that you would want a solid surface such as formica, corian, or granite.

tcwheeler Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 11:39pm
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She said putting glass over the tile. icon_smile.gif

Mug-a-Bug Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 11:49pm
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No.... she said "tiling WITH glass over the top of it" icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

BlakesCakes Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 12:39am
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I wouldn't trade my solid surface (corian, gibraltar, etc.) countertops for ANYTHING.

I don't roll directly on the countertop--I use The MAT--but they're so easy to clean, you can sand out surface scratches easily.

Rae

BlakesCakes Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 12:42am
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Mae_mom Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 1:23am
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Ok.... so glass would be hard to keep clean.... Hm. Guess I never thought of that. icon_smile.gif And yes, the initial idea was a big heavy glass on the top of the tile...so the tile will just be for looks.

The island will be one that will just be used for the cake stuff. When I'm not using it, it will be moved into a separate storage room type thing.

What is the best kind of mat to use? I purchased a fondant roll/cut mat for a quick project last weekend and sort of demolished it. Oops. icon_smile.gif

Thank you all for your suggestions!!! You are definitely giving me lots to think about! icon_smile.gif

Mug-a-Bug Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 2:40pm
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I love my blue ateco mat. It is made of silicone. You can't cut on it though. A lot of people recommend just buying a sheet of vinyl..... I didn't care for it.

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