Laminate Counter Tops - Remodeling - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-21-2010, 01:24 AM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: tennessee
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10

laminate counter tops

can you ceramic tile over laminate counters


kimmers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2010, 05:42 AM   #2
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wilmington, DE
Posts: 3,118
Rewards Points: 2,000

Yes, but you need to rough up the surface so the thinset/adhesive has something to bite onto. And thoroughly clean to remove grease, dust.


Just Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Just Bill For This Useful Post:
kimmers (06-22-2010)
Old 08-04-2010, 10:41 AM   #3
gmhammes's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 476
Rewards Points: 250

any pictures, i would like to see how they came out!
gmhammes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2010, 03:37 AM   #4
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lakewood
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10

First of all,you should inspect your countertop for signs of peeling, or bubbles in the laminate,before starting tiling on it. Now,sand down the laminate lightly to remove the gloss and to make the surface rough. after this,you can spread the grout mortar over the laminate and insert tiles in the desired pattern.

johnmwentz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2010, 08:41 AM   #5
jlhaslip's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 1,714
Rewards Points: 272

Yes, but I would not do it.

The better method would be to remove the Laminate top and rebuild it using pressure treated plywood topped with cement board, in my humble opinion.
Originally Posted by Bud Cline View Post
Go ahead and apply for a variance, those guys at City Hall can use a good laugh.
jlhaslip is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jlhaslip For This Useful Post:
BigJim (08-12-2010)
Old 08-26-2010, 11:32 PM   #6
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Akron,OH
Posts: 59
Rewards Points: 75

Are your base cabinets solid and support the current countertops well?
What you need to be concerned with is deflection of the tile, will you have teenagers sitting on the counters, etc... tile and the cement board will add a good amount of weight.

Jl is right though I have done successful installs with adding bracing to limit the deflection from under the base cabinets, thinset and screwed in 1/4" cement board.


gjjr2001 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Laminate Counter Tops, clear coat? joedreamliner787 Painting 9 06-16-2011 03:55 PM
Corian or Granite counter tops Jms92 General DIY Discussions 21 04-17-2010 06:18 PM
laminating counter tops ponch37300 Remodeling 3 05-13-2009 10:13 PM
attaching countertop analogmusicman General DIY Discussions 22 08-10-2008 11:53 AM
Applying laminate to waterfall edge on a counter top. lmpasker Carpentry 2 04-02-2008 06:34 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1