I have been wanting to replace my counter top anyhow, because it's formica on plywood and the formica is coming loose and buckling.
So my friend pulled it off his counter and when he set it down against the floor, the corner of the backsplash cracked off. It's a clean crack, so I could epoxy it back on and it would probably not even be noticable.
However, that top is still too long, and I dont intend to replace the cabinet. The cabinet on my friends vanity is junk, particle board and is falling apart at it's base. Even if he did have a good cabinet, it would be too close to my toilet. I need to stick to the size I have now.
So, I'm wondering if I can saw off that cultured marble top? Not only will it fit my cabinet, but I'll be sawing off that cracked corner. Since my counter top is in a corner, the sawed off part will be against the wall, so it wont be seen. A little tub caulk will conceal any imperfections in my cut if I dont get it precise.
Yea, my sink wont be exactly centered, but I'm not too worried about that.
Anyhow, has anyone ever cut one of them? Do I use a concrete blade in my circular saw, or what? (I'll have to cut it from the bottom side because of the backsplash. I am a little concerned about it cracking off irregularly when I get near the end of the cut, because that corner cracked from just bumping against a wooden floor, so that material has to be fairly weak. (Does that stuff get weak and brittle from time?).
I'm willing to try cutting it. If it breaks I am not out any money. But I'd like to learn the best way to cut it, and with any luck, it will work out for me. -Thanks-