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Old 04-06-2012, 05:46 PM   #16
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You can go lumber liquidators website and look at their butcher block countertops. It's not seconds or cut off pcs. Ikea sells them too. It's just a thought. They wants something to hold them over
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If you're going to redo the kitchen next year then just leave it as is. The previous owner lived with it the way it is, and you're going to burn time and money changing it when you'll change it again within 12 months? Surely you have better things to do with your time and money elsewhere in the house that you're not going to up and undo in a year's time.
Unfortunatly the counter top is just squishy one-sided insulation like material. I foresee bacteria forming quite quickly. The former home owners had not lived there for quite a while, and it was a widowed woman alone in her home. I am a family of 4.

I am thinking the idea of a tiled counter-top might work well, or the lumber liquidator butcher blocks. Unfortunatly I would have to rely on a jig saw which would likely just spell trouble, so the tile might just be the cheapest and easiest alternative.
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.....so the tile might just be the cheapest and easiest alternative.
Dig out as much as possible of that squishy one-sided insulation then clean it out with vinegar and let dry. Then you will have a baseline for next steps. Let us know.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:35 AM   #19
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if it were me. i would completely remove that portion of the counter top. and then put down some kind of 1" plywood.
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then tile over that.

that would not be hard, nor expensive. and would look nice and last a good while. just don't worry yourself with the small finishing details.
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