Re-laminate countertop


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Old 04-11-07, 10:54 AM
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Re-laminate countertop

Hey, how ya's doin?

We have recently stained the cabinets and the doors a mahogeny color (dark)
and now the counter tops are wayyyy outta color range....The current counter material is the laminated stuff and while browsing thru Lowes I noticed that they sell an assortment of laminate top, one that suites our colors.

However.

Our longest counter is around 14ft and is one whole piece. The longest piece of laminate in Lowes is far shorter then that./....././.././


What to do?
 
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Old 04-11-07, 11:21 AM
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If you currently have preformed countertops (backsplash and top are one formed piece) with a no drip edge (has a slightly upward curved edge in front) then you can't just put new laminate on top.

If you have custom made tops that have a square edge in front, and a separate square backsplash, then it would be possible to relaminate them. As you mentioned, you'd need to install a seam somewhere- either that or locate laminate that comes in 16' lengths... not likely something they have on hand at any store.
 
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Old 04-11-07, 03:34 PM
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Preformed countertops come in 8', 10', and 12' slabs.
 
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Old 04-12-07, 05:16 AM
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So if bigger then 12' it would be a special order.

Hmm, sinks but anyhow here is a older pic of the counters. The sink side is the one in question...

 
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Old 04-12-07, 05:26 AM
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From your picture, and judging by the number of 12" tiles on the floor, that piece of preformed countertop is under 12' long. At any rate, it cannot be relaminated because it is a preformed countertop with a curved backsplash in back.

To replace the countertop, you would need to remove the sink, remove the countertops, and replace them with new ones that have been custom ordered.
 
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Old 04-12-07, 05:30 AM
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If using preformed tops, if longer than 12', you end up with an additional seam. It's best not to place in area of since. Usually, the extra wedge is placed near the corner miter.

You will likely be more satisfied with the end result if you purchase from a top shop or go through a kitchen dealer. Fabricators have the proper saws and equipment for manufacturing the top, and it gives you the opportunity to discuss seam placement, cut outs, end caps, etc.
 
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[QUOTE=twelvepole;1157758]It's best not to place in area of since.

What does the above statement mean? It make no sense.
 
 

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