A person that I've done painting, and carpentry work for, has asked me if I could re-tile the 40 year old Kitchen Countertops with a stone (or possibly a Ceramic) tile
This L-Shaped Counter Top, and 4" high Backsplash is about 10 feet in one direction, and 6 feet in another, and is currently covered with Formica. It has slightly lifted at the top joining seam, and there's one small bubble, other than that, the top is in very good shape, and is perfectly flat, and secure everywhere else.
My concern is, she thinks that it will be an easy job, removing the existing Formica Covering, which I know it won't be. I figure I most likely will be ripping 1/2 the plywood underneath with it.
My question is, Can I lay stone Tile directly over the Formica Top? Is there a proper adhesive designed for applying stone tile directly over the Formica?
If not, what other options are there?
It sure would be a heck of a lot easier if I can, but this is something that I don't have mucho experience in, and don't want to make a serious error with incorrect installation. TIA Mark D.