Ceramic tile countertops?

Old 05-30-01, 09:15 AM
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I am considering installing ceramic tile countertops in my kitchen. Presently, I have smooth formica (flat finish), and the condition of the formica surface and the wood (pressboard or plywood) underneath is very good.

1) Can I install the tile directly on the formica (maybe after sanding it a bit)?

2) Is there a grout for countertops that resists staining from spills and food (maybe containing polymer or fiberglass resin)?

Thanks for any info you can provide.
Old 05-30-01, 06:00 PM
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You would be better off putting down 1/4 ceramic tile backer board first. As far as grout is concerned, there are epoxy grouts that are stain proof, but you need an experienced installer to apply it...you may want to get help with that part. It's not really a dIY...though some beginners have tried it, and did ok.
Old 05-31-01, 06:42 AM
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Thanks Adanac.

I'll talk to some tile installers in my area. I don't want to get into a project that is over my head!
Thanks again.

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