Laminate countertops are a popular choice for bathrooms and kitchens because they are easy to clean and maintain. There are also several ways that you can cover laminate countertops. More specifically, you can use tiles, paint, or contact paper on top of the laminate, or you can refinish the surfaces.
Professional countertop refinishing is the best solution for countertop restorations because these professionals have the experience and expertise to refinish your countertops quickly and efficiently so you get a new look and durable surface without having to do a complete kitchen renovation.
First, read more about what a laminate countertop is. Then, let’s look into covering yours!
Covering Your Laminate Countertop
Covering your laminate countertop is a great way to give your kitchen or bathroom an updated look without replacing the entire countertop. It can also help protect it from scratches, stains, and other damage. Plus, you can choose from various materials (e.g., tile, paint, contact paper, etc.) that will allow you to customize the surface according to your own style.
If you’re curious about what to do with laminate countertops, refinishing is another option if you want a more permanent solution that will last for years.
How to Cover Laminate Countertops With Tiles
Tiles are a great solution to use as countertops because they are durable and long lasting, making them ideal for high-traffic areas. They can also be easily customized with different colors, textures, and patterns to suit any style. In addition, they’re available in a wide variety of sizes, so you can find the right size to fit your countertop.
You can find many tiles at your local home improvement store or online. To cover a laminate countertop with tiles, you must clean the surface area and prepare it for installation. Once that is done, you can start laying down the tiles.
First, spread the tile adhesive on the countertop using a notched trowel. Next, place the tiles on the adhesive and press them into place. Once all tiles are in place, mix the grout according to the manufacturer’s instructions and spread it over the tiles with a rubber float. Use a damp sponge to remove any excess grout from the surface of the tiles. Allow the grout to dry for twenty-four hours before using the countertop.
How to Cover Laminate Countertops With Paint
Paint is another option for covering laminate countertops. However, this option does not last as long as tiles or refinishing. You can use either latex paint or oil-based paint for this project.
If you decide to use latex paint, you will need to prime the surface first with a primer. If you choose to use oil-based paint, you can skip the primer step. To apply the paint, use a roller or a brush designed for use with latex or oil-based paints, depending on which one you choose. Start by painting along the edges of the countertop and then roll or brush toward the center. Allow the first coat of paint to dry for two to four hours before applying a second coat and a sealing topcoat.
How to Cover Laminate Countertops With Contact Paper
Contact paper is a great short-term way to cover laminate countertops because it is relatively inexpensive, easy to install, and comes in a wide variety of styles and colors. It is also durable, water resistant, and can easily be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
The adhesive backing of contact paper makes it ideal for covering uneven or warped surfaces. To cover laminate countertops with contact paper, start by measuring and cutting the contact paper to size. Then peel off the backing and carefully place it onto the countertop, pressing out any air bubbles. Trim off any excess if needed and use a plastic card or squeegee to smooth out the contact paper for a perfectly even finish. Be sure to wipe away any excess moisture before letting the countertop dry completely.
Refinish Laminate Countertops
Refinishing your laminate countertop is a great way to give it a like-new look without replacing the entire countertop. Specialized Refinishing can quickly and efficiently refinish your existing laminate countertops, so they look as good as new again in no time without renovating the whole kitchen.
Cover Your Laminate Countertop For a New Look
These are some ways you can cover your laminate countertops and give them a fresh new look. With so many options available, there is sure to be something that fits within your budget and style preferences.
Laminate countertops are a good choice for your bathroom and kitchen because they are easy to clean and maintain. You can always contact Specialized Refinishing when restoring your older countertops to their previous luster!