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Old 02-28-2007, 04:51 PM   #1
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Where can I get the material for the kitchen countertops?
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:18 PM   #2
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If you're looking for laminate to resurface, I'd go to Lowe's or Home Depot and try for a match with Wilsonart or Formica swatches then order what you need. I think they are the two biggest manufacturers of laminate.
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:42 PM   #3
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Original or period?

Not sure if your looking for a match to what you have or something that just looks right....but I love this site..
Pastense 50's retro laminate formica and naugahyde vinyl
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Not sure if your looking for a match to what you have or something that just looks right....but I love this site..
Pastense 50's retro laminate formica and naugahyde vinyl
That is a pretty cool site, I might try calling them tomorrow and give them my measurements and see what that might run.
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I had my countertops in the galley and bathroom as well as the table and sliding cabinet doors above the galley and both beds done locally by a place that only does laminate. I went to their office and picked out the style and color from thousands of samples. They made up all of my stuff to my exact specifications on two separate occassions. When I had the last order put in, they told me the particular color of my laminate would be discontinuing in a few months and offered to order me an extra 1/2 sheet for any subsequent work I might need done at a later time. I have it rolled up in the garage. Nice guys to work with. I'll bet most larger metro areas have several of these shops around.

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Problem with my kitchen counter top is that wood is shot too, the laminate is seperating from the actual wood so I would need to do the whole thing. Went to Lowes yesterday and a sheet of laminate is 50 bucks and the selection is limited. I might check out some laminate shops.
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Problem with my kitchen counter top is that wood is shot too, the laminate is seperating from the actual wood so I would need to do the whole thing. Went to Lowes yesterday and a sheet of laminate is 50 bucks and the selection is limited. I might check out some laminate shops.
Doing your own laminate is easy, but not cheap, unless you own a router already. Pull the counter top, take it outside and trace it onto a new piece of plywood, matching the thickness. If the original had wood edge strips add them now. Then get the contact cement sold over in the counter top area. Glue the edge strips on first. Your next move is up to you. Using a laminate trimmer bit in your router you trim it flush with the top; if you want the laminate beveled, use a beveled trimmer. Then glue the top on, and use the flush bit to cut out the sink, then repeat your edging trimming, like you did the edge strips. If you take your time, and use the right glues and prep your surfaces appropriately, this is a very simple job.
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