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rich7779

03:45PM | 03/05/14
Member Since: 01/10/07
2 lifetime posts
Bvkitchen
I know particle board and outdoors don't mix, so I was wondering if i was to lay Formica down on concrete board for an outdoor kitchen area, would that possibly work? I live in Florida so humidity is an issue.I am curious if it would stick to the concrete board at all, and especially during the summer. I was going to do tile if this wouldn't work, but I would like to have it all smooth if at all possible, and granite is just way too expensive for me.
Thanks!

David, Moderator

09:46PM | 03/05/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
232 lifetime posts
Hey, how's it going
I have done a lot of laminate work. I have never tried attaching it to concrete. I would try a small piece first.
One of the key elements is to make sure there is no surface dust or residue on the concrete board.
I would recommend 2 coats of contact cement on both surfaces.
I do know that some manufacturers of counter tops use plywood in more humid areas. You could use a finish grade.
Hope this helps
David

rich7779

07:32AM | 03/06/14
Member Since: 01/10/07
2 lifetime posts
Thanks, I think i will get a sample tile and try it...

when you say 2 coats, do you mean let one coat of cement completely dry first then put another coat on top of it?

thanks again
Rich

David, Moderator

11:45AM | 05/11/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
232 lifetime posts
Yes...The first coat has a tendency to soak in to the material.
When the first coat is completely dry, apply a second coat and let dry.
Thanks
David
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