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Old 08-15-2004, 04:05 PM   #15
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Actually, Brett, we do have a badly water damaged place right where the kitchen faucet sat on the Formica covered plywood. We are seriously looking at remaking the entire galley top and covering w/new Formica since we have it out now - altho I really want to keep the visual look (ie. color scheme) as close to the original 70's as I can.

I have been looking at the available samples of Formica and Wilsonart. They have some that are very close to the current color you have. If you use the original for a template you can remake it to the point that no one will know it has been replaced. Laminate trimming is not hard, there are hand tools to do it, or you can go with a laminate trimmer (small router). While you have it out and are making a new counter I would also upgrade the faucet at this time. For the new plywood be sure to get exterior glue. It will resist water better. The edge trim should be reused, new laminate on it, but reused the, aluminum under piece.

As to the leak, it could just be a fitting that came loose after years of travel.
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Hi again Brett, where are you seeing formica? We just got back from HD (to replace the faucet) and looked for formica. They dont carry any. I'm hoping to not get into too great of an expense. Thanks.
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Hi again Brett, where are you seeing formica? We just got back from HD (to replace the faucet) and looked for formica. They dont carry any. I'm hoping to not get into too great of an expense. Thanks.
Home depot and Lowe's here stock some, and have the chip boards for other choices. If you have a local kitchen remodeling place they will have chip chains of ALL the offered colors and styles. The cost of a sheet is approx $50 .00. You will need the glue. Contact cement, a quart is more than you will need for your project. If you have a cabinet department in Home Depot or Lowe's, the color chips are hanging on a wall mounted board.
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Thanks Brett, for this info and for all your help thus far!!! I asked a guy at HD in the flooring dept. about formica. Maybe he just does not know other areas. I will call there tomorrow and also Lowes. If that does not get it, I guess another trip wont hurt. We got the plywood and cut using old as template, so far so good!
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My experience is that the special order stuff (the ones they have chips for) take about a week to come in. Depending on where you live and if there is a wholesaler you may be able to by direct and save time and money ( they stock 90% of the stuff), but they will want some paperwork .


Also the guy may have been confused. Formica does make a flooring product like pergo, only it looks like tile.
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