Formica Countertops and Black Spash

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We have a home that was built in the early 70's. The builder used Formica for the counter tops and also the back splash area in our kitchen and both bathrooms. We have a huge counter in the kitchen and would like to change it from Formica to another product on the counters and have tile on the back splash areas. Can you tile over Formica?

Thank you
Susan & Bob

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Formica is actually a name brand of laminate - a material made of melamine, paper and plastic resin.  You can absolutely tile over it.  We've answered this question on our radio show.  You can listen to the answer here: http://www.moneypit.com/audio-q-a/resurfacing-laminate-countertops.

Good luck!  We'd love to see the finished project!

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