Tile over laminate counters


Old 04-09-04, 05:10 PM
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Tile over laminate counters

I have laminate counter tops in my kitchen. I would like to replace the laminate with tile. Is it possible to tile over the laminate? The laminate is well secured with no raised areas. How difficult a job would it be also?
Old 04-09-04, 09:07 PM
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Hi Suzzie & welcome to the forums.

My $.02 worth here, I'd yank it out & put down a decent plywood base; 2 layers 5/8" or better yet 3/4", glued & screwed together, thinset a layer of 1/4" cbu & then set my tile, again with thinset. Be sure to seal the grout!!!

The pre-formed laminate counters are built over particleboard & it's not a good substrate for tile IMO. Some of the guys who do this trade everyday may have a better option.

Actually I see Floorman has answered a similiar ? just down a couple of threads. Here's a link;

Old 04-11-04, 08:36 PM
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Thanks Awesomedell

I'll follow your advice. I'd hate to go through the work to find problems later on due to the laminate. Thanks a bunch.
Old 04-11-04, 10:13 PM
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good choice suzie,get back to us and we'll talk you through it so you'll feel at ease about what you're doing

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