After days of waffling back and forth between laminate that looks like granite and granite tiles for our new countertops, I think we've reached a decision, or at least a step in the right direction. We had originally disregarded the option of stock laminate that we would cut ourselves because one of our countertops is nine inches longer than the longest stock laminate pieces. We briefly discussed that we could use it, we would just have a seam which at the time, I didn't think I could live with. After some reconsideration, I've decided we should reexamine this option because it's a fraction of the cost of custom-cut laminate. And Clint could do this himself and we could start right away. We're both tired of the reno being halfway done with no end in sight.