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Topic: Commercial construction

Mohit Joshi of hatch2web PRO asked:

Oct 19, 2015
Dec 14, 2015

Boy I would not go that.  Hold off on the project until you have the money to do it right.  Then, pull off the formica, repair the water damage and install new countertop

Phililp

HDR Remodeling

Mohit Joshi of hatch2web PRO asked:

Oct 19, 2015
Nov 18, 2015

For what you will spend in time and effort on this type of repair, I would suggest you look at granite as an option.  Many local fabricators are offering specials on material that (depending on your sq. feet) could be very close to what you spend on recovering in formica.

Sally Genua asked:

Oct 15, 2015
Nov 16, 2015

I would find a local distributor of the product and they will have a list of preferred fabricators.  Please tell them it is commercial not residential work.

Philip Anderson

Mohit Joshi of hatch2web PRO asked:

Oct 19, 2015
Nov 6, 2015

We used a product called GianiGranite. It is a DIY paint process, but covers the formica perfectly. The reviews i read said that you may need to do an additional top coat (seal) every few years if your countertops get scratched, but we loved the transformation. So affordable and turned out great!

Mohit Joshi of hatch2web PRO asked:

Oct 19, 2015
Oct 30, 2015

Our tile contractor installed tile over his with a hardwood stained bullnose and backsplash.  He went with an 1/8" grout line and used epoxy grout.  It looks great!

Sally Genua asked:

Oct 15, 2015
Oct 21, 2015

We can definately help you with that.  Please contact us info@bedrockquartz.com or call 801-282-3322.  We have done church projects before and do really excellent work.  Ask for Andrew or Katie when you call or email.  

Mohit Joshi of hatch2web PRO asked:

Oct 19, 2015
Oct 20, 2015
Yes, you can put formica on formica. But, you should rough it up with sandpaper and clean it VERY well. Use a high-quality contact adhesive and apply thin, even coats. Don't put it on too think or it might peel.

Hope this helps.

Sep 3, 2015
Oct 17, 2015

It can be done but results won't be as good as countertops build in the shop and installed after it. 

Many factors involved to consider. What laminate surface you have on existing countertops, do you have seems, what tipe of backsplash you have and tipe of edge on your countertop. 

After all, my suggestion would be. Add another 30% and get new countertops made right way. Or add another 50% and get lover grade solid granite countertops what brings you much better value. Consider that in any case you will have to remove and reinstall faucet and sink. That is addittional expence that many people dont realize to include in to their budget.

Good luck.

Manny Stiega.

Da Vinci Cabinetry LLC.

Sep 3, 2015
Sep 23, 2015

Unfortunately, no, applying another layer of laminate is not a viable option. Most homeowners do not have the proper tool to adequately heat the surface to adhere the laminate, as the adhesive typically used is heat activated as well as time cured. In addition, the pre-existing laminate will prove to be too smooth for the adhesive to bond well, and will likely lead to the new laminate peeling after a short time.

That being said, however, there are several options for a new countertop, which are designed to "sit" on top of the pre-existing countertop and wrap over the front of the old. They usually add approximately 1/2 to 3/4 inch to the height and overall depth of the counter while not actually increasing the counter space available for use. I would suggest hiring a professional for the installation, though a handy homeowner could do it themselves. The fact that they are lighter than their standard solid counter top counterparts, and won't require much new framing or shoring of old structures, makes these more inexpensive than a brand new countertop. They also come in many materials, making it possible to have the look of a quartz, solid surface or other countertop, without all of the expense.

John H.

Biehl Brothers Contracting LLC.

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