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Old 05-02-2019, 04:54 PM   #1
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Can you delaminate marble pieces?


I am getting a great deal on some marble countertops that have laminated edges. Some of the laminated edges are quite wide. I would say 5-6 inches. Is there a way to delaminate these pieces without breaking the top piece? Or are you best just to use an angle grinder to remove the portion of laminated marble on the bottom you don't want? Thanks!
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:09 PM   #2
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Re: Can you delaminate marble pieces?


I don't know if you can take it apart but if you are cutting I would jig up a circular saw with a dribble hose and straight edge.
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Re: Can you delaminate marble pieces?


So far my limited research says it's only doable via heat and gorilla grips and they all talk about installed seams not a laminated edge. So I think my original guess stands, I would have to cut it to get make the laminated edge more narrow.
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Re: Can you delaminate marble pieces?


Real marble is rather porous, so adhesives will get into the pores and grip really well. My guess (and I admit I am no expert) is that is not coming apart.


Being porous is also what makes marble not a very good countertop material. You can seal it, but are still taking a risk. I got quartz. I can let red wine sit on it for days, and then simply wipe it off (I tested that on a sample before I bought it).


Neal's idea could work. Marble is also pretty soft.
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Being porous is also what makes marble not a very good countertop material
That and it's so soft it scratches easily.
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Old 05-03-2019, 09:07 AM   #6
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Re: Can you delaminate marble pieces?


Depending what the adhesive is, you may be able to try some focused application of heat to exceed its adhesion limit, even if it's got a good grip on the pores of the granite.
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