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Can we replace counter if backsplash rests on it?

Alice Johannen
12 years ago

We are interested in swapping out our old, tired, almond-colored laminate countertop without also redoing the backsplash, but there's a problem: The counter appears to have been installed first, then the backsplash put up so the tiles actually sit right on the back edge of the counter. Is it possible to replace the counter without having to remove the tiles? If we had to remove the tiles, ... um ... can that even be done without breaking them? We don't have enough extra (left by the previous owner) to put new ones up. I should mention, the backsplash is along the entire length of the counter, not just behind one area. In case that helps.

Thank you for any advice you can give!


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