Identify countertop material


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Old 10-11-18, 10:16 PM
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Identify countertop material

I need help to identify what was used on this countertop. Many areas are peeling off so it needs to be replaced. I have never seen this material though I thought it might be contact paper. However the edges are all smooth even at the curved portions. Dropbox link contains photos as you cant upload photos on mobile.

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Old 10-12-18, 02:11 AM
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Maybe a melamine top ? Whatever it is it's not really repairable. You'd either need to scrape off all of the laminated top and glue down new or install a complete new top.
 
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Old 10-12-18, 12:52 PM
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I added a couple more photos to that dropbox link.
 

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I agree..... melamine or older Wilsonart laminate.
 
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It came from a radioshack sales counter
 
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Old 10-12-18, 04:48 PM
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Yeah..... looks like an inexpensive laminate over pressboard. Time to replace.
 
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Old 10-12-18, 05:27 PM
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I plan on replacing just wondered what would be used for a retail sales counter. Doesn't look like there is glue anywhere but edges.
 
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Old 10-12-18, 06:03 PM
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Wilsonart or Formica brand laminates are higher quality and heavier duty.
 
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Old 10-12-18, 06:08 PM
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I would say that it's a thermofoil... not a laminate per se.
 
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Old 10-14-18, 11:58 PM
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So if I take all of that off I'll see the MDF sitting there exposed. Because the edges are round what could I do to put a new surface there relatively inexpensively? Formica is out since all I know how to do is cut straight/square edges and I don't want to remove the curve.
 
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What you have isn't repairable. I don't know of any diy options for the rounded edge.
 
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Old 10-16-18, 09:18 AM
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I've removed the covering and now I'm completely down to MDF nothing else. Just give me your best countertop solution that doesn't involve formica.
 
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Formica is about the only diy solution other than paint.
 
 

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