texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
waprotx, Campbell990, Babin, Fourbros, Shore
117234 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 109,131
hopalong 106,183
Pilothawk 82,054
Bigbob_FTW 82,011
John175☮ 81,759
Derek 🐝 67,687
JDavis7873 67,408
Mark Perry 65,993
Forum Statistics
Forums59
Topics1,140,066
Posts15,533,330
Members142,234
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Tile over Formica #14053849 07/06/21 05:13 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 251
L
lost again Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
L
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 251
Does anyone know if you can put ceramic tile over an existing Formica countertop.

Re: Tile over Formica [Re: lost again] #14054169 07/06/21 10:59 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 106,189
hopalong Online Confused
Pescador Loco
Online Confused
Pescador Loco
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 106,189
you have to use 40 grit to get the surface off, use a mastic type adhesive.

best tho to just start over with clean plywood/hardibacker, 1/4 the work vs sanding usually.


" Hop, set the hook"!
hopalong 99,999
TexDawg 99,999
FJB! not my president by a long shot!

lake fork FISHERMANS COVE MARINA/reservations - 903 474 7479
Re: Tile over Formica [Re: lost again] #14054181 07/06/21 11:08 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 106,189
hopalong Online Confused
Pescador Loco
Online Confused
Pescador Loco
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 106,189
this was a granite top I just replaced here at the ranch, kitchen would be same construction.

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]


" Hop, set the hook"!
hopalong 99,999
TexDawg 99,999
FJB! not my president by a long shot!

lake fork FISHERMANS COVE MARINA/reservations - 903 474 7479
Re: Tile over Formica [Re: lost again] #14054184 07/06/21 11:10 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 106,189
hopalong Online Confused
Pescador Loco
Online Confused
Pescador Loco
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 106,189
you can use a heat gun to loosen the contact cement and try to peel the formica, warm you can bend it and the glue should loosen.

6" drywall tool for a scraper

Last edited by hopalong; 07/06/21 11:11 PM.

" Hop, set the hook"!
hopalong 99,999
TexDawg 99,999
FJB! not my president by a long shot!

lake fork FISHERMANS COVE MARINA/reservations - 903 474 7479
Re: Tile over Formica [Re: lost again] #14054595 07/07/21 01:26 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 251
L
lost again Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
L
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 251
Thanks for the info hop. That’s pretty much what I was thinking as well. It would be impossible to take the top off without wrecking out the vanity. Think I’ll just screw some 1/4” dura rock on top and roll with it.
That’s a beautiful outdoor kitchen you built I followed your thread during the construction.

Re: Tile over Formica [Re: lost again] #14054850 07/07/21 04:37 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 106,189
hopalong Online Confused
Pescador Loco
Online Confused
Pescador Loco
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 106,189
thanks.

yeah, vanity you got it figured out, I was thinking kitchen tops.

use a little polyurethane adhesive along with the screws, keeps it from possibly warping later.


" Hop, set the hook"!
hopalong 99,999
TexDawg 99,999
FJB! not my president by a long shot!

lake fork FISHERMANS COVE MARINA/reservations - 903 474 7479
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3