Hi everyone. In our kitchen, we have a Formica backsplash which goes about
a 1-1 1/2 feet above our countertops, which are the identical Formica. My
wife and I want to tile a backsplash. The Formica is adhered to our
plasterboard walls. (Our house is 45 years old, so yes plaster). I thought
about removing the Formica, but unfortunately, our cabinets hand down over
the top of the Formica backsplash, and I would have to do some extra work to
get the Formica off. So here are my questions:
1. Can I adhere ceramic tile to the Formica using premixed adhesive tile
grout if I rough up the Formica using sandpaper first?
2. Or do I need to use thinset mortar first to adhere the tile to the
Formica (after it has been roughed with sandpaper) then grout?
3. Or is there an easy way to get the Formica off where I want to
backsplash? (Use a sharp razor knife, a heat gun to loosen up the Formica
adhesive, although I don't want to damage the Formica on the countertop, or
is there some sort of tool used to remove Formica)
Thanks for any help and suggestion.