Laminate countertop miter seam


  #1  
Old 04-30-15, 02:26 PM
J
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 91
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Laminate countertop miter seam

Does anyone have an idea of what I can use to fill the seam a little better and make it waterproof. The seam is 2 feet away from the sink. How can I protect it from a spill or when cleaning it with a wet rag. The piece were connected with Titebond 3 which is waterproof however this is a small gap, less than 1/32 of an inch. That is the closest I could get them lined up together. I was thinking of just putting a strip of scotch tape? The seam is not really that big or deep to get a product to fill it.
Thanks for any help in advanced
Jay
 
Attached Images    
  #2  
Old 04-30-15, 03:52 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 29,624
Received 1,637 Likes on 1,467 Posts
Generally an epoxy is used to seam those miters together. It's often a dry powder that matches the color of the top fairly closely. But you can get other products like Kampel Seamfil, or similar products from the countertop mfg, whether that's WilsonArt or Formica or what have you.
 
  #3  
Old 04-30-15, 05:30 PM
J
Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 5,006
Received 125 Likes on 110 Posts
100% sure the top is level?
Looks like one side is lower causing the gap, may need a shim.
 
  #4  
Old 05-01-15, 05:14 AM
J
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 91
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Joe its as level as I could get it. The very back is completely level and the front is level. The middle is maybe 1/64 out of level. Nothing I could do about it, its the pieces. They are home depot in stock pieces. In total this cost me less than 150 dollars. When I run my hand across it, it feels pretty good.
 
  #5  
Old 05-01-15, 05:56 PM
J
Member
Join Date: May 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 1,606
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
The back (s) is lower than the front so the seam opens. That is v32 post-formed laminate meaning it's 1/32" thick instead of the normal 1/16". Be careful with it as it's not gonna last a long time.

Jaz
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: