tile over formica for a kitchen backsplash


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Old 02-27-14, 03:52 AM
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tile over formica for a kitchen backsplash

Hi!
I am looking to die a cosmetic update to my kitchen by upgrading the backsplash from the exisiting formica to a tile backsplash. The formica is in good shape without any obvious joint seperations, bubbling or delaminating so my question is do I need to remove it and install a backer board or can I tile rightover the top of the formica? would the adhesive hold adequatly to formica?

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Old 02-27-14, 05:16 AM
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The plastic laminate should be removed. For a back splash you may be able to apply it directly to what's behind but the laminate should go.
 
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Old 02-27-14, 01:14 PM
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What is the best way to remove the laminate from the walls? Mine seems to be glued on pretty tight and I'd be afraid of damaging the sheetrock\gypsum board.
 
 

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