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do they make kitchen countertops that just sit over your old ones?the whole countertops to just sit over top the old? Answered

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areenie
areenie

10 years ago

There is a company that makes a granite "shell" that goes over an existing counter. Check out Granite Transformations on-line. They have locations in many states.

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aeray
aeray

11 years ago

Man, I knew I should have made an 'ible about this. I just did this to my countertops (old plastic-laminate, perhaps Formica) because the previous installer had glued them on with high-strength construction adhesive, and I couldn't get them off without damaging the cabinets. Just make (or have made) new sub-tops out of 1/2" particle board that are 1/2" wider than your existing tops, with drop edges that will cover the existing edging, cover them with new P-Lam, and then screw them to the existing tops from the underside. I'll be doing one more small top in the next few weeks, and I'll do an 'ible about it. P-Lam is easy to work with, and well within the DIY scope.

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jeff-o
jeff-o

11 years ago

Yes, I've seen services advertised that will put a new countertop over the old one.  Look in your yellow pages, there should be a few companies in your area that do this.

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caarntedd
caarntedd

11 years ago

I think counter tops are usually a standard width to suit standard appliances/ cooktops/dishwashers/sinks etc. If you want a new top to cover the old one, and not just a new surface (some kind of laminate) they will need to be custom built. It would be cheaper and easier to remove the old tops altogether and get new ones.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

What are you asking here? You want to add a new surface to your kitchen without removing the existing one?

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