Marble Countertop Hack: How to Tile Over Laminate Countertop

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I've always had big dreams of walking into this massive kitchen, the size of my living room, with these gorgeous carrara marble countertops. Marble countertops are about as classic and luxurious as it gets in my eyes. Unfortunately, I haven't won the lottery yet so I had to improvise and work withing my budget and my space. Here is how I transformed the old dated and dingy laminate countertops in my kitchen to marble countertops.

The kitchen when I first bought the home.

Attched a waterproofing membrane by Schluter called Ditra Membrane to the laminate counter.

Dry fit the 12x12 marble prior to tiling the counters.

Created a undermount sink look by using Schluter Rondec Sink Corners and tile edging trim. This also eliminated the need to undo and redo plumbing. Needless to say I was very happy about that. :)

Completed undermount sink.

Now the counters I've always dreamed of having at a fraction of a cost.

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  • Jo Ann Stidman Jo Ann Stidman on Feb 04, 2023

    Excellent thanks for sharing. I am reviewing the tile edge trim you used . I see only for straight edge…does anyone know if they make this in curve for. To put around our round rv sink? This is for our little rv 24’ Sprinter…I am looking for lighter weight than the heavy tile. I found some 18” x24” like floor planks that I picked up samples to use for backsplash. After seeing your article …I thought gee why not use this for countertop.

    any advise would be appreciated

  • Clarinuts Clarinuts on Sep 29, 2023

    Did anyone notice the three different styles of cabinets?

  • Diane Farr Diane Farr on Apr 04, 2024

    What did you do about the edge?

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  • Donna Bates Donna Bates on Feb 29, 2024

    Absolutely beautiful 😍! Your entire kitchen is gorgeous!

  • Diane Diane on Apr 19, 2024

    Love it. Beautiful job. Come to my house and do this on my counters. I have wine, cheese, crackers, beer, chips……….whatever you like. 😉