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Subject:  Re: Replacing Kitchen Countertops Date:  2/9/2004  3:29 PM
Author:  Watty56 Number:  45972 of 137215

If your countertops don't have the rounded edges and are in good structural condition then one inexpensive option is to just put new sheets of the laminate on top of your existing countertops instead of buying the prefabricated particleboard laminated countertops. If you're at all handy this can be a DIY job that can be done in a weekend.

The sheets are about one sixteenth of an inch thick and are just glued down with contact cement then trimmed off with a special router bits. I did this myself on some avocado green countertops and it worked great. The hardest part of the job was taking the sink and garbage disposal out so I could work in that area.

I would be hesitant to buy even moderately expensive countertops for a kitchen that hasn't been remodeled in 28 years.


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