Repairing kitchen laminate countertop

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Posted by: from Delta
12/8/2015 at 1:59:28 PM

I am living in a house in Surrey that was built in 2000. Downstairs kitchen is also built the same time as the house. Countertop is a green soap stone laminate. A hot pot was accidentally placed on it and it burned some holes in it. I have been told that finding a laminate that exactly matches the counter top would be a long shot as the laminate may not exactly match. Is there a way to match the laminate with existing stocks? I had a picture taken with my cannon bridge camera but I think the lighting was off compared to what is on wilson art the site that creates kitchen laminates.

If I could find a sheet, I would cut out the old patch with a steel square clamped to the counter top and score the edges 10 times to cut though it then use the old piece as a template. I may have to score slightly over then use a sanding block to trim back to get a exact fit. The other option is have a area cut out and insert a cutting pan into the surface of the counter. Last and most expensive is replacing the entire counter top. It is a short end L shape with sink in it. The other part of the counter is on the other side of the stove.

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Date/Time12/8/2015 at 5:20:36 PM

There is WAY too much involved in repairing a square and having it look right. IF you could find a close or exact match, there is still the fade of the original, not even speaking of the cost of a full sheet, getting the old glue off without damaging the original, and having the new glue look good and stay stuck with no noticeable variance.

What I'm saying is it's MUCH less hassle and not that expensive to replace with a beautiful new counter top that you will LOVE!!

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Loren in Delta
Date/Time12/8/2015 at 6:23:41 PM

This does not sound good as I am renting the space. I imagine doing a replace of the counter top would be a bit on the expensive side. Other option is to put in a cutting block pan where the burn space and call it a day.

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Date/Time12/8/2015 at 6:45:40 PM

Hi Delta,

To match the existing "old" counter top will be next to impossible. If you find the same colour and style, it will be much brighter and more colourful than what is on the counter now. Sorry, these things fade with time. Some laminates aren't too costly so I'd suggest measuring the total counter lenght and width and see what places like Home Depot can offer. Replacing the counter tops are less expensive than trying to strip the old laminate off and replacing it.

Good luck.

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Date/Time12/8/2015 at 9:36:53 PM

Your best solution is just take the hit, and replace it. The color dye lots will never match up.

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Date/Time12/9/2015 at 9:31:23 PM

Hi from delta.

Like the other guys have said, it will be impossible to match the existing and blend it in invisibly. If you insist on doing a patch, use a ceramic tile instead and call it a convenient built in trivet. You can probably find a size to cover all the burns and then install it a little proud of the surface to make it easy to wipe.

Good luck with it.

Jim Kuzma

Kettleby Handyman

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