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We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?

 
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We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
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Re: We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
Stating the obvious.... hire someone or diy after watching some youtube videos.
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If u send me $500 I can fix for u
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Pose the question on YouTube.....
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Epoxy over it.
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Re: We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
Hire a licensed and insured local contractor.
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Re: We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
Epoxy over it.
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This is what we did using regular plywood and pictures and paint then epoxy over that.

Cheap and durable!
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Your on GLP asking when there are hundreds of how to video's on youtube..

Get a life...
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See, you go to home depot or lowes and let some millenial new trainee that's about to quit show you how it's done...
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Re: We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
CORIAN takes no special care like granite or marble or quartz

I love mine

Remember : NOTE!!!!!! Below

If you had traditional countertops - you’re not set up for the EXTRA WEIGHT of solid surface countertops !!!

Many people put granite over after Formica was there … and it sunk into the cupboards ….

Make sure you have it built for the WEIGHT!

CORIAN is only 1/2” thick with built up edge to look 1” - another reason we went with it .
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Re: We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
Two by four, wide enough to make a countertop the size you want, have them put together with a dowel rod and glue super tight then sand and stain them the way you desire, and then heavy polyethylene it and do it again so it is super water proof. Cut the place for your sink which every type you want, this makes a nice looking and heavy-duty countertop. You can also inlay a cutting board area.
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Re: We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
My God you people are all offering shitty advice.

OP, there's two practical options. Stone or preform Formica. Personally I'd spend the extra and do granite. Don't waste your money on quartz.

Your cabinets will support the weight.

Solid surface is actually another name for Corian. It sucks really bad. Scratches. Very heat sensitive.
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Re: We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
I have a huge marble slab for baking reasons, but I wouldn't mind having it all over. It just looks tacky, though.
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Re: We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
It all depends on how much you plan to spend on it. If you want something more durable and upscale then this is definitely a marble countertop [link to www.graniteausommet.com (secure)] But she needs special care. Ordered from these guys and was satisfied with the service and quality of service.
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Granite (especially Absolute Black) would be WAY more durable and less susceptible to wear an tear as, well as scratching and chipping as opposed to marble...

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Re: We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
I like the way soap stone looks (dull black). But I don't have it, can't speak to how it works out.

I like the way butcher block looks new, but it seems to wear out.

I have solid surface and I like the way it looks, but people are right, it hasn't really lasted (chips, cracks etc). However, I still LIKE it, more than I like the way granite can look-- so busy and shiny and kind of modern.

I'm not saying granite and marble aren't nice though. Just not my style.

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Re: We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
You can get big pieces of good-quality marble and granite for free. Look out for places signposted 'cemeteries' as that's where you find them. They'll come with letters engraved into the slabs so make sure you face that side down as the letters easily get full of crumbs.
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Re: We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
get granite coz it is radioactive. that will probly make youre food go radioactive. then when you eat it you will probly turn into a mutant and get some kind of superpowers!!! shore granite is expensive but you will make back the monkey real easy and quick once you are a superpower mutant!!!!!

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My God you people are all offering shitty advice.

OP, there's two practical options. Stone or preform Formica. Personally I'd spend the extra and do granite. Don't waste your money on quartz.

Your cabinets will support the weight.

Solid surface is actually another name for Corian. It sucks really bad. Scratches. Very heat sensitive.
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Yeah I'd do the formica. I don't know why people pay all that money for quartz.
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Re: We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
My God you people are all offering shitty advice.

OP, there's two practical options. Stone or preform Formica. Personally I'd spend the extra and do granite. Don't waste your money on quartz.

Your cabinets will support the weight.

Solid surface is actually another name for Corian. It sucks really bad. Scratches. Very heat sensitive.
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Yeah I'd do the formica. I don't know why people pay all that money for quartz.
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BTW.....Formica laminate sheets are the way to go...rather durable...the cost is right and on an older house who cares. Actually the styles look like stone or tons of other styles. With all the money you'd save use it to buy gas or food.
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We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
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Fuck off and look up a video on youtube.
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Hire a licensed and insured local contractor.
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do your homework, licensed and insured, does not mean they will be honest or do a good job. It gives the contractor the right to put a mechanics lien on your property.
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Re: We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
a drill, sheet metal (silicone between edges to seal it) and long rivets
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Re: We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
Go to a stone producer and see if he has any remnants of Quartz. He may be able to do the job cheaper than granite. I have done this multiple times as a contractor.
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Stainless steel.
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Re: We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
Go minimalist and rip out the counters and cook on the floor.
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We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
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stfu
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We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
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when did this place turn into a home improvement site. STFU
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We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
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It cannot be replaced per building codes, you must move.
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Re: We want to replace the countertop, otherwise ours is already worn out. What do you think is the best way to change it?
CORIAN takes no special care like granite or marble or quartz

I love mine

Remember : NOTE!!!!!! Below

If you had traditional countertops - you’re not set up for the EXTRA WEIGHT of solid surface countertops !!!

Many people put granite over after Formica was there … and it sunk into the cupboards ….

Make sure you have it built for the WEIGHT!

CORIAN is only 1/2” thick with built up edge to look 1” - another reason we went with it .
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19876247


Granite needs to be sealed occasionally.
It's porous and not as clean as synthetic materials.

OP look into replacing the laminate.





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