I did that several years ago. My best advice: Go to a real tile shop and
talk to the people there and tell them what you want to do. Then buy the
stuff from them. If they charge more than the big box guys, it is a small
price for getting the right material and the right advice. They will also
have all the odd pieces that you will need for some of the corners that you
will come across and they will match the color of the rest of the tiles.
The tile job is something that you want to look good and last a long time.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Randy Keith) wrote in message
I did mine, and it turned out wonderfully. I purchased a backing material
that I can best describe as a fibrous cement board, which was, at most, 1/4
inch thick. I cut them to fit all but the curved edges of the countertop,
and screwed those onto the countertop, laminate still in place. I laid 6x6"
tile on the surface and directly to the existing backslpash (I sanded the
backsplash first) and topped off the backsplash with a 1x2 trimmed to fit.
Painted that to match the grout, and I was done. Made such a difference,
since the counter top was gold.
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