I have a laminate kitchen countertop in my kitchen that I would like
to replace. Since I am sem-retired and a very handy guy (e.g., do my
own car work, sheetrock, plumbing, etc.), I would like to do the
replacement myself. I would like an opinion or two of a kitchen
countertop that would be reasonable for a person like me to do.
Thanks, Al Kondo
Any reputable brand of laminate will do, Try to buy a sheet that will cover
the entire countertop so you don't need to make any joints. You will need a
router and beveled bit to trim the edges. Put the front edges on first.
Finish edges with a file.
In a previous article email@example.com (Al Kondo) writes:
;I have a laminate kitchen countertop in my kitchen that I would like
:to replace. Since I am sem-retired and a very handy guy (e.g., do my
;own car work, sheetrock, plumbing, etc.), I would like to do the
:replacement myself. I would like an opinion or two of a kitchen
;countertop that would be reasonable for a person like me to do.
You may want to look into a solid material called Richlite. I have
been playing with a sheet for a project, and it cuts and routes very
much like MDF. A little heavier than MDF. Here is a link I found:
On Thu, 06 Nov 2003 15:05:31 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Al Kondo) wrote:
Tile? I had glazed ceramic tile in a previous rental home, and now
semi-professional installed quarry tile. Cutting the fiddly bits was a
pain (to my contractor), but it didn't seem to require a great deal of
equipment or special skills.
Note: for any surface, try to see more than a single sample square and
imagine what several yards of the stuff is going to look like. I
bought a cheerful, brightly-patterned ceramic tile that looked great
at 9"x9". 72 sq ft, incl. backsplash, would have driven me mad in a
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