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Covering a Tile Kitchen Countertop

So I have tile kitchen counter tops (not smooth). I would love to have flat surfaces on my counters. Is there a way to fill in between the tiles and cover it with something or would that be expensive?

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May 23, 20180 found this helpful

They have countertop coverup kits at stores like Loewes and Home Depot.

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May 24, 20180 found this helpful

Does the grout need to be filled in? That can be purchased at your local home improvement store & sealed. There are also other kits available.

If you could take a trip to your local home improvement you can ask anyone in the tile department and they'll be happy to further assist you. You can snap photos and go home and look up reviews before deciding. :)

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May 24, 20180 found this helpful

Safety first is my thing, especially as I get older! So just a word of advice, especially for the kitchen...

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Be very careful what you do to and on your kitchen counters as counters are breeding grounds for all kinds of NASTY germs. Not to mention grout in itself is a favorite place for mold and mildew to grow. (I so regret having it put into my bathroom.)

You may benefit from purchasing some sturdy cutting boards. Use them to cover the surfaces you want smooth. There are wood, plastic and bamboo fans. We are of the wood camp, as, at least the ones we have, tolerate washing with HOT, HOT water nicely. Depending on the type you buy, some makers tell you that you can you can use mineral oil on them after they are dry to keep them in good shape and reduce cracking.

If you can afford it, I strongly recommend having a separate one for meats, chicken, and vegetables. If you can't afford it (we all are thrifty people so no shame with that), just be sure to clean the one you have thoroughly between uses.

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While I am queen of thrifty in my family, this is one thing I would buy new, just to be sure it is hygienic from the start. Bed Bath and Beyond has some nice ones and use one of their 20% off coupons to save $$$! OR, better yet, ask for one as a gift!! My MIL just gave us our newest vegetable cutting board as a gift and we were thrilled!

Hope you find this helpful!! Thanks!

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May 25, 20180 found this helpful

The expense part would probably depend on how much (total coverage) counter tops you are wanting to redo.

  • I have used what was called a "cement kit" to cover an outside counter top and it has lasted for several years (looks like a laminate top) but not sure about inside and constant use.
  • It may be difficult to do the edge and probably not possible to do any back-splash.
  • I would suggest you take some good photos (cell phone photos work okay) and fairly accurate measurements and go to Home Depot or Lowe's and ask someone in their kitchen department what you might be able to use and approximate cost.
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  • They may try to sell you new tops or other solutions but just try to find out what you wish to know as they do have kits for this type of coverage and also very good help videos.
  • www.homedepot.com/.../204217621
  • Check some of these links out to see if you might want to try something else.
  • www.concretenetwork.com/.../
  • www.concretenetwork.com/.../comparison.html
  • Not sure you could use this product but you might call and ask your questions:
  • www.daichcoatings.com/spreadstone_min_select_countertop...
  • You may have to talk with people in several stores before making a decision but be sure to ask about redoing the back-splash (if you have one).

I believe it would be a good idea to discuss this project with anyone you wish to ask help you with this tough job.

Maybe you might start with a small counter to see the finished look.

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