01:39PM | 09/25/04
Member Since: 09/24/04
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Looks like a great place to to find out some info. I'm new to this so bare with me :-)

Right now in my kitchen I have Formica countertops. I did a search on this Message Board for any info on if I can put "Porcelain TILE" over the formica and I found the following........Can anyone verify that this is good info??? and maybe give me some more info on doing this. I'm sure the guy who posted the info below knows what he's talking about. I just wanna make sure :-)

~~~~~To tile over formica you must have the surface clean, dry, and dull. Clean with TSP trisodium phosphate. Can be purchased any home center for a few bucks. Rinse and wet sand with 180 wet sand paper rinsing and keeping paper clean. Wipe the surface down with Laquer thinner to ensure the surface it totally degreased. Now lay tile with thinset using the acrylic substitute instead of water for hard to grip surfaces. Use bull nose tiles on the back slash. End caps on the forward edges.~~~~~

Thanks alot

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10:39AM | 09/27/04
Member Since: 09/26/04
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I have the same question? I know you are supossed to put down cement board, but I would really like to get away from having to to that, so please someone reply to this question, thanks


04:45PM | 09/27/04
Member Since: 07/21/04
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If your edges are square, you can rough up the surface and install over it, but I would recommend against it. If there is ANY future seperation of the lam counter, your tile will suffer too.

Maybe installing concrete board screwed in first will avoid this, but you may run into problems with height and such.

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