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UMBERTO POLIZZI

10:43AM | 06/22/01
Member Since: 06/21/01
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ANY SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT THE BEST WAY IS TO REPLACE FORMICA. TAKE OFF THE EXISTING FORMICA OR LEAVE IT ON AND JUST PUT THE NEW FORMICA ON TOP. OR JUST REPLACE THE ENTIRE COUNTER TOP.

Jay J

08:24AM | 06/23/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi Umberto,

In sort, replace them. This question comes up a lot so I'll be brief.

Usually, it's a 'problem' to glue a NEW laminate to an existing substrate (after removing the existing laminate.) It won't hold.

Others may come back w/more info so stick around. My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

Iceman

04:47PM | 11/17/01
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Umberto,
This one is easy. I've done it many times with great success. First,use a belt sander with a 100 grit belt to roughen the entire surface. Then continue on, assuming you possess the finishing tools. Make sure you dry fit all your cuts first.
Len

BobF

02:32AM | 11/19/01
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
If the top has rolled edges and the backsplash and top is one continuous peice, then replace it. Forming those tight curves in a laminate takes equipment that a homeowner will not have.

Mark Hammond

03:04PM | 11/25/01
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Conflict can be a confusing thing. I agree that re-glueing can be a tough job but if you prepare the surface it will hold quite well. You can remove the top with a heat gun to soften the glue and then sand the old plywood or particle board top or cover it with a piece of 1/4" ply to get a clean new surface.
Contact cement is a wonderful thing and although the flammable type has a lot of fumes to deal with I think that it holds better than the latex based type. This is based on my experiences re-doing tops of this type. You may, however, want to clamp the edges for 24 hours even when using a good glue. Good luck.......Mark hammond
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