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Install Granite Tile over a Laminate Countertop

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    LESLIE: Paul in Florida has a question about granite countertops. How can we help you with your project?

    PAUL: I’ve got countertops here that are covered with Formica but I’ve seen advertisements for a skimming of the countertops with granite and they just come in and put over it. I was just trying to find out whether this sounds like a good idea or not.

    TOM: Well, you could certainly have it covered with a granite tile; like a granite floor tile. That can be used for a slightly less expensive way to come up with a stone countertop, Paul.

    PAUL: Mm-hmm.

    TOM: As long as the substrate, which is the old countertop, in this case, is solid enough to …

    LESLIE: (overlapping voices) Is in good shape.

    TOM: … prevent movement; then it will be OK. If you have any movement, remember; the granite doesn’t bend, it cracks.

    PAUL: That’s correct. OK, well thank you very much. You’ve given me what I needed to know.

    TOM: You’re very welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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