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Old 08-27-12, 06:13 PM
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Ok, here's the thing. We are looking into replacing our 30 year old plus kitchen countertop, which is the small tiles and way passť! We are looking into getting faux granite. Dh would like to have granite installed, which I don't want, simply because of the expense. I just finished doing a bathroom countertop with the Giani Kit and I'm very happy with the results. Now, I would like to do this treatment to our kitcken countertops, but can't because of the unevenness. So, this is where my question comes in. Is there any type of material that we can put over the tiled countertop that would make it smooth, that is fairly thin and that will last a long time? Thank you for any insight. -KD
 
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Old 08-27-12, 06:36 PM
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When you finally find such a material to meet all of your requirements, make sure to patent it asap--it will make you a billionaire!

But if for some reason that doesn't come to fruition, just pull all the tiles and go with the process you liked in the bathroom.
 
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Old 08-27-12, 07:28 PM
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Wasn't looking for a sarcastic answer . . . was it really necessary? Thought I caught a glimpse of such a product on a video on the internet? And if I did find such a product and it already exists, how would I be able to patent it? Think about your response. I thought I could find someone who could help me. I'm sorry, thought that was the intent of this forum. Thank you.
 
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Old 08-27-12, 08:51 PM
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I apologize if I offended you. My bad for not realizing some people don't share my sense of humor. I was just trying to convey in a light-hearted way that I don't think the product you want has been invented yet.

But read the last sentence of my post, as I've given you the best advice I can. Maybe others will chime in shortly with answers more to your liking. FWIW, I think a lot of people would love to have kitchen counter tops as nice-looking as your tiles are. They have a classic elegance that one doesn't see much of any more, and certainly don't look like they've been in service 30 years.
 
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Old 08-27-12, 10:18 PM
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BridgeMan 45, I accept your apology and thank you for your compliment on the tiles. If you could only see the whole picture, then you'd see that the countertop needs replacing. The photo I took was of the nicer area. Also, I don't care for the way the white grout between the tiles gets stained or yellowish and I really don't have the time to be scrubbing each seam with a toothbrush. Some of the grout has worn away and the gloss has become dull. I can't see re-grouting or glossing it, if we're going to be replacing the countertops anyway. When we first moved into the house 31 years ago, I must admit the countertops looked very nice and glossy, but time has taken its toll on them. The reason I asked such a question was because I saw a quick video I think by Home Depot, of some people laying down a thin sheet of something on a kitchen countertop, a few days ago, but if I went to the HD, I wouldn't even know how to begin asking about such a product without getting looked at as if I were crazy. -KD
 
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I agree with Bridgeman, I don't think what you're seeking exists (I'm also very sarcastic like he is but that's another story.... )

Typically, the cheapest surface is laminate and there are some pretty good looking laminates out there these days. I'm not a granite fan myself, I prefer quartz countertops but you're not looking at any savings compared to granite there.
 
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I agree with Bridgeman, I don't think what you're seeking exists (I'm also very sarcastic like he is but that's another story.... )


Yeah, everyone can be sarcastic. Takes no great talent for that. Nothing like a clique in a community forum. Thank you for all your wonderful help. Goodbye.
 
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Sorry, tried not to actually be sarcastic in my response to you.

Short answer is we think you're looking for someone which does not exist. Sorry.
 
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