Tile over laminate counter

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Old 08-13-05, 08:00 AM
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I've been informed I can install tile over my old laminate counter. Only problem is the backsplash and front of counter is bullnose. I was told to cut off the rounded edges, sand the laminate and install tile. The rounded area where the backsplash and the counter meet should be no problem? It's very slight. I'm wondering if there is someway I can avoid trimming off those rounded edges. Can I cover first with the concrete board then install the tile? I plan to use some sort of wood trim. My counter area is small (9 foot with a 2 foot angle then another 3 foot area)and Im tring to do this inexpensively to last 4-5 years till I can replace my cabinets I've just paint. Can't stand the laminate that's there any longer!
 
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Old 08-13-05, 04:00 PM
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I would build my own from scratch, but you can go over it with a quality modified thinset, DO NOT cut anything, most of these tops have particle board as a substrate, once exposed to moisture, it will swell and cause the tile to pop, maybe see if a V-Cap trim tile will cover the bullnose, and use extra thinset under it to hold them.
 
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