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Install Tile Over Laminate Countertop and Backsplash

DIY remodeling expert Fuad Reveiz shows how to lay ceramic tiles over a laminate countertop and how to install a tile backsplash to match the new countertop.

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Materials

  • tiles
  • grout
  • caulk
  • kraft paper
  • 2" shims
  • long receptacle screws
  • latex thin-set adhesive

Tools

  • spacers
  • level
  • clamps
  • palm sander
  • circular saw
  • reciprocating saw
  • wet saw
  • 50-grit sandpaper
  • utility knife
  • screw gun
  • square-notched trowel
  • hard rubber float
  • straightedge

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