Can I place ceramic tile over my existing kitchen countertop? - May 17th 2002



Question from: Mike in Kimberley, BC -----

Dear Shell,

Can I place ceramic tile on my existing kitchen countertop, which has chipped on the edges? If so, what is the best way to prepare the countertop, etc?

Thanks for the assistance in advance.

Mike

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Dear Mike,

First, give the arborite (plastic laminate) a good sanding with a 60 grit sand paper. Remove the sink and faucets. Any loose areas must be nailed down using ¾” galvanized box nails. Proceed by using a ceramic tile mastic and set the tiles on your “new” countertop.

It’s just that easy!

Shell