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Laminate Countertops Intro

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Laminate Countertops Features

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    • Postformed Laminate Countertops: Postformed Laminate Countertops mean the laminate is heated and wrapped around curved particleboard to produce a seamless front edge, countertop and backsplash. You get all the benefits of solid surface-handsome looks for a lower cost. The durability and choice in our countertops makes them perfect for any application.
    • Durability: They never require resealing or heavy polishing, unlike most solid surface and stone countertops.
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    • Care-Free Maintenance: The seamless design of the integrated backsplash provides a continuous look that prevents dirt and grime collecting in the crevices.
    • Customize: Versatile designs provide stylish custom looks to personalize your room.

 

Laminate Countertops Installation

  • Measure and Mark Cabinets Measure the cabinets that will be covered with your new countertop. Always measure the back wall of the countertop for correct readings.
  • Measure and Mark Overhang When the counter top does not butt up to a wall or appliance, allow an extra 3/4” to the total length of the counter top for the overhang. Measure section by section. For section requiring overhand, add 3/4” for each over hang.
  • Cutting Recheck your measurements before cutting. Measure and draw a heavy pencil line where the cut is to be made on the top (decorative laminate) side of the countertop. Apply transparent tape to prevent chipping while sawing. Turn the countertop over, measure and draw a heave pencil line again where the cut is to be made. Recheck measurements and proceed to saw from the bottom side.
  • Cut-outs: Marking Follow the instructions provided with the rim to mark the position for the cut-out. Mark around rim with a pencil on outside of vertical member. If you are installing a self-rimmed stainless steel sink, mark around the outer edge of the sink and cut out the hold 3/8” to 1/2” smaller than the line. Trace the outline and cover with transparent tape.
  • Cut-outs: Starter Point With a sharp punch or nail, tap a starter point for drilling pilot holes at each round corner.
  • Cut-outs: Drill Pilot Holes Drill pilot holes. NOTE: If using a saber saw, turn the countertop over and using previously drilled holes, mark a new cut line on the bottom surface.
  • Cut-outs: Cutting Use a fine tooth keyhole saw to make the cut-out. File or sand the edges of all inside corners.
  • Build-up A Build-up Kit is required on some cabinetry to ensure that the drawers have enough clearance to slide open.
  • Assembling the Miter Miter sections should be joined together before installing on the cabinet. A Miter Bolt Kit is required to assemble the miter.
  • End finishing To finish the ends of the countertop, use an End Cap Kit or End Splash Kit.
  • Mounting on Cabinet: Matching Surface The countertop can be scribed to match the wall surface. The backsplash overhang is used for this purpose. Place the countertop on the cabinet, use a pencil to mark the top edge of the countertop and file or sand to the line.
  • Mounting on Cabinet: Securing Put countertop in place, check the level and stability. Secure to cabinets with wood screws or panel adhesive. If using screws, check length to assure that they won’t protrude through the countertop. Use caulking compound to seal top to wall. Wipe off excess.

 

Laminate Countertops Colors

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Laminate Countertops Edges

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    • Barcelona Ogee Edge:

      Madura Gold Laminate

      Double-waterfall edge is perfect for classic and modern design.

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    • Model 1100 - Waterfall Edge:

      Travertine Laminate

      The classic, post formed waterfall edge with a 1/2" radius provides a tighter, more contemporary look.

 

Laminate Countertops Care Guide


For everyday cleaning:
  • Use a clean, damp, non-abrasive cloth with a mild detergent or household cleaner.
  • To remove stuck-on residue, scrub with a nylon-bristled brush.

For difficult stains:
  • Apply a paste of baking soda and water to draw out the stain. Then, blot away with a damp cloth. Don’t rub the stain, as it may set back into the laminate.
  • You may use solvents such as denatured alcohol or nail polish remover on your laminate countertop to remove pen or pencil stains. Use a small amount and repeat until the stain is removed. Rinse the surface thoroughly. Then clean as usual.

For dusting:
  • Use a non-oily furniture spray. This may also help hide small scratches.

 
Many laminate manufacturers produce cleaners for specialty laminate surfaces, such as metallic, glossy, or textured laminates. Consult the laminate manufacturer for specific instructions.



 

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