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    Laminate Countertops

    Illustration shows basic laminate countertop tools. Stuff not shown is a block of wood, rubber mallet, razor knife etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayZee518 View Post
    Illustration shows basic laminate countertop tools. Stuff not shown is a block of wood, rubber mallet, razor knife etc.
    Does installing laminate take enormous practice. I mean, would a beginner likely install it on their first try or go through several sheets of laminate?

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    The only thing you need to worruy about is NOT to make contact with the laminate until you are absolutely positive its where you want it. Once you make contact with the countertop you'll never be able to move the laminate, short of destroying the laminate.

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    I've always had problem with laminate

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    I've put down laminate on all my kitchen counter tops with no problems. I mean we're talking 21 feet for one counter top, so I used two pieces 26 inches wide by 8 feet long and another piece 26 wide by 5 feet long. I used round dowels to "carry" the laminate above the counter top "board" when I was absolutely certain where I was gonna drop it, I removed the dowels one at a time from the center of the sheet out to the ends. I rolled each sheet one at a time, then aligned the back and the butt edge and removed the dowels from the butt edge first out to the end. and did the last sheet same way as sheet #2.

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    Yeah I've done this a few times and it's fairly tedious. A layman could do it but it is just tedious and takes caution. Like they said, once it touches, it's done.

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    I agree that laminate is not difficult to use, however, it is a measure once and place carefully sort of deal because it sticks well and it really is near impossible to remove with out destroying it. Anyone have any funny misplace or mismeasured laminate stories?

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    I never have much success with laminate. Heck I cant even put a sticker on correctly.

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    Hi,
    I am new to this forum community. Hope I will learn new things from this. I have problem with laminate from last some time.

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    Well, I am not good at laminate as well. I have tried it 3 to 5 times, I never succeeded in it. It really ruins my day if I remembered that.

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