Can I Glue Laminate on Laminate?

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Q: Is it possible to have new laminate countertops glued directly over existing laminate? It's in excellent condition — I just hate the color. 

- Margaret M.

A: We don't typically recommend laminating over laminate - but you can do it if you're willing to put some elbow grease into it. You need to sand the old surface down to the brown core in order to make sure the adhesive sticks and stays stuck. If you ask most fabricator/installers, they'll tell you it's less expensive and more attractive to remove the old tops and install new ones. That's the great thing about affordable laminates!

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