Asked on Jul 12, 2019

Can I make a DIY countertop from high grade vinyl flooring?

SharonJohnavallance82Cher @ Designs By Studio C


I have 18 year old laminate counter tops in my kitchen & can't afford new quartz but wonder if I could buy a piece of vinyl flooring & glue it to the old countertop to make a new useable one.

5 answers
  • Maura Whelan
    on Jul 12, 2019

    I think there is paper out there you can use to cover countertops. Also I have seen articles abut painting them...go on line and have a look...

  • Mary Butner Cudizio
    on Jul 12, 2019

    I agree with looking up online DIY tutorials on painting the countertops.

    I seen one, don't remember where, but they used a few kinds of paints and simple techniques to achieve a marbled look.

    Good luck! Post pics of your new countertops after.

  • Cher @ Designs By Studio C
    on Jul 12, 2019

    Hi, Syl!

    There are a couple of different kits to paint countertops - one creates a stone look (Daich Spreadstone) and the other creates a marbled look (Giani Countertop Paint Kit). I've used each of these products with fabulous results! Another option is using self-adhesive vinyl from DC-FIX (on Amazon) that looks like marble. It is thicker than Contac paper and looks real. I hope this helps!

  • Johnavallance82
    on Jul 12, 2019

    Hello Syl,

    You could do so, but You would need to use a hardwood edge, and in use use a countertop saver for cutting and high use areas.

  • Sharon
    on Jul 19, 2019

    It will show every knife and other tool mark. Have you thought of getting some 18" squares of granite especially if you can find them on sale.

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