I redid our kitchen counters about six months ago by just going over the
old stuff. I was lucky in that the front edge was not rounded over but
was a piece of oak with a beveled top edge.
I looked on formica.com and also on the hgtv web page and read a bit and
then proceeded by rough sanding and cleaning the old top and then gluing
as normal. The extra formica edge does not even show.
Saved hundreds over buying a new top.
Give it a go.
On 21 Aug 2005 12:50:06 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I'm assuming your existing countertops are laminate.
Assuming there are no problems ... lifting, peeling, gouges, etc ...
with the existing tops, you can laminate over them.
Worst practice -- rough up with a sander, contact cement the new
laminate into place over the old, trim as required.
Better practice -- screw and glue 1/4 or 3/8's plywood over existing
top. Fill and sand. Contact cement new laminate onto plywood.
Best practice -- remove old countertop, build new one. Takes about
the same amount of time.
As to how to install ... there are many excellent books. Consult a
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