I am interested in replacing (restoring?) the laminated plastic in my kitchen and bath
but cannot find the smooth textured white that was originally used.
Have gotten samples from Formica--not the same. Does anyone have this info.
Also would like to know a carpenter who could do this work in Marin.
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Since no one else has replied yet, I'll offer a couple of comments:
- You might find the satin finish white formica a lot more forgiving than the high gloss. In general, it will show less marks than high gloss--from finger prints to scour marks. We got the satin/matte finish white formica through Southern Lumber in San Jose. Not sure where to find it in your neck of the woods.
- Not sure what the costs would be to fabricate this in your area. When we costed out having new counters built, it was a couple of thousand dollars. We thought that excessive so tested out building ones ourselves. If you are at all handy (or have a relative/friend who is), consider doing this work yourselves.
P.S. We did the countertop to the island where the reclaimed thermador stovetop is. It wasn't bad at all. Bought pressed particle board from Southern lumber. Used the old top for a template except that we scribed the inset for the newly reclaimed vintage Thermador onto it. Used contact cement (get someone who's done this before to help the first time), and a router to finish the edges. Turned out great at a fraction of the cost. Post if you want more detail.