Kitchen countertops...oops!

Jay H

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Somehow, somebody managed to scald/burn a circle into a kitchen countertop (not FORMICA, just the cheaper board with a laminate top) via a boiling pot of water. The outer laminate is crispy with a new shade of brown and starting to peel. Is there any way to just fix the laminate and not replace the whole counter? Could you cut out the peeling part and somehow glue a new laminate in nicely? It's a fairly new (1 year perhaps?) job so the countertop should still be recent... Now why would somebody design a countertop that can't take heat from a boiling glass teapot on top of a cloth tablemap is beyond me.
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My orginal warranty, warned me you not to put anything on the countertop warmer than a hot woman!
 

brentl

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The simplest route would be to cut out the spot with a rounte....say 12" and add a single tile....make it a hotplate.
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Brent, that sounds like a good idea..... Hmmmmmmmmm, maybe even my sister can make the tiles as she's a pretty good artist who likes that kind of stuff...
Certainly cheaper than buying a whole new countertop (one piece jobber)
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You can buy a "surface saver"-a section of butcher block or tempered glass which comes with a retainer ring like a cheap steel sink. You just cut out the hole and clamp it in with the ring. Should be available at a place like Home Depot or a do-it-yourself kitchen store.
 

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We installed a tempered glass cutting surface in the kitchen counter at our Myrtle Beach condo rental property to hide an area that renters had damaged with cutting knives. It looks great and is very functional.
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