New Tools, Materials and Techniques for this Traditional Flooring Material
Q: I am trying to remove my old laminate countertops. After popping loose a couple of screws, the countertop tilts up easily, but the backsplash portion seems very solid. Are these types of backsplashes usually glued to the wall? What’s the best way to remove it? A: The backsplash may indeed be glued to the wall. Many laminate countertops […]
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The EHT staff came across an interesting paint system at the 2009 National Hardware Show that offered a way to decorate an existing countertop surface to look like granite. The product is called Gianni and it includes a kit that covers approximately 35 square feet of countertop—that’s roughly 16 running feet of standard 24-inch wide countertops. The idea is […]
Section 1: Cutting, Gluing, and Seaming Solid Surface Basics · What’s Covered · Tools Needed · Cutting · Gluing Two Pieces Together · Finishing The Surface Section 2: Fabricating a Counter Top · What’s Covered? · Templating/Sheet Layout · Edge Build-Up · Inside Corners Procedure · Installing Sinks · Solid Surface Undermount Sink · Stainless Steel, Granite, or Porcelain Undermount […]
You can update your kitchen quickly and inexpensively
By Karen Templer A team of remodeling professionals offers sage advice on making your kitchen dreams a reality. When the time has come to plan your dream kitchen, consider the advice of the following building professionals from across the United States. This article was originally published in Kitchens: A Sunset Design Guide in 2009 by Sunset […]
Save money by installing a tile countertop yourself. By Matt Weber
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