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boston_guy

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05-26-2020 01:52 PM

I’m starting a new thread for my kitchen island because I have a question on a different matter. I’m hoping I can benefit again from the great advice one gets at this forum.

This is my kitchen cabinet/island. I’ve just finished refacing it:

I would like to find a good liner for it. This is the type of liner I normally see in stores:

Is there another kind of liner one can recommend? I would like something that is water-proof and sturdy. And not necessarily a stick-on.

-- boston_guy


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#1 posted 05-26-2020 01:58 PM

are you looking for a specific color or can plain white do ?
my Box Stores carries a thin PVC sheet material, 1/6” thick,
in 4×8’ sheets. textured on one side, smooth n glossy on the other.
easily cut with scissors or box knife.
easily removable for cleaning or replacement. 100% waterproof.

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#2 posted 05-26-2020 06:30 PM

No, I’m not looking for a particular color.

Do you mean HD and Lowes carries the PVC sheet material?


are you looking for a specific color or can plain white do ?
my Box Stores carries a thin PVC sheet material, 1/6” thick,
in 4×8 sheets. textured on one side, smooth n glossy on the other.
easily cut with scissors or box knife.
easily removable for cleaning or replacement. 100% waterproof.

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- John Smith


-- boston_guy

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#3 posted 05-26-2020 06:42 PM

For the last kitchen I did, I lined the shelves with laminate. I also did the undersides of the cabinets where steam from crockpots tea and coffee pots or other things that put out steam that might beat on the finish and wood.

No painting required. Spills don’t bother it.

I stop at Habitat For Humanity and buy rolls and sheets, when they become available. They are dirt cheap and, if nothing else, perfect for cart tops in the shop.

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#4 posted 05-26-2020 11:01 PM

BG – yes, my Lowes & HD carries the PVC sheet.
it is stored flat with the wall paneling. this prevents it from developing a memory
of being stored or shipped in a roll. it resembles the shower surround material.
as mentioned, it is a 4×8 sheet. so if you only have this one project to do,
it may not be what you need when there are cheaper materials available.

looking forward to seeing your finished project !!

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#5 posted 05-29-2020 02:05 AM

Hi folks,

Spent the last two afternoons at my local Home Depot. Checked out: FRP, vinyl tiles, PVC sheets, and laminate. Couldn’t find formica.

Anyway, after a lot of thought I think I’m leaning toward laminate. The advantage to it is that they have it in oak which would match my kitchen cabinets. The only thing is that it’s an interlocking thing. So I’ll probably need 3 separate panels but have to cut their length. Both Home Depots I checked had run out of the laminate I liked (see photo below). But they’ll have it back soon.

The photo above is a sample that has 3 panels stuck together.

The only thing to keep in mind is that the bottom of the laminate is very smooth. I think I’ll have to place something underneath to keep it from sliding. Or to help it grip the cabinet floor.

My second choice is FRP. It’s very interesting looking but the problem is that it comes in very large sizes (see photo below).

I like PVC sheets but it slowly dawned on me that it will be a chore to keep them looking clean because they only come in white.

-- boston_guy

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#6 posted 05-29-2020 02:52 AM

Spent the last two afternoons at my local Home Depot. Checked out: FRP, vinyl tiles, PVC sheets, and laminate. Couldn t find formica.

I always thought Formica was laminate – Formica was just the brand name. Is it somehow different than the other laminates they have? I think the last stuff I got from there was Wilsonart.

Anyway, after a lot of thought I think I m leaning toward laminate. The advantage to it is that they have it in oak which would match my kitchen cabinets. The only thing is that it s an interlocking thing. So I ll probably need 3 separate panels but have to cut their length. Both Home Depots I checked had run out of the laminate I liked (see photo below). But they ll have it back soon.
- boston_guy

Last time I bought some from HD, they only stocked a couple of different laminate styles, and for everything else, you had to order it. That is what those walls of sample chips were for – pick what you want, order, and pick it up in a few days. I’m guessing you got lucky and liked one of their in-stock varieties. Not sure what you mean about it being ‘interlocking’ though.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#7 posted 05-29-2020 08:35 AM

Interesting thread, had to stop watching and comment:

1) Pretty sure the FRP (made from PVC) bathroom wall panels you found are what John Smith was suggesting.
And yes, they only come in 4×8 sheets, but are less than $25 each, or 80 cents a sqft? Kitchen Laminate starts @ $45/sheet of same size.

2) Most of the HD in my area have stopped carrying any kitchen countertop laminate sheets. But Lowes still has couple flavors. Part of our local supply challenge for HD is we have a Wilsonart distribution warehouse in town. Can call to order a single sheet at customer pickup of any color in stock? Check your area for Formica or Wilsonart distributors.

3) Is the wood look laminate you mention called laminate flooring? It is generally a 1/4” thick wood composite strips with interlocking edges. Stuff is not cheap, $3-4 per sq ft. Kind a pricey for shelf liner?

Best Luck.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#8 posted 05-29-2020 02:56 PM

Brad,

In all honesty, I don’t know the answer to your question. Someone kindly recommended that I check Formica. But when I asked the folks at Home Depot (I was in the flooring department) they did not know what I was taking about.

By interlocking I mean the laminate comes in long strips. You have to join them together. They’re made in such a way as to enable them to link together. This is the best way I can explain it. :)


Spent the last two afternoons at my local Home Depot. Checked out: FRP, vinyl tiles, PVC sheets, and laminate. Couldn t find formica.

I always thought Formica was laminate – Formica was just the brand name. Is it somehow different than the other laminates they have? I think the last stuff I got from there was Wilsonart.

Anyway, after a lot of thought I think I m leaning toward laminate. The advantage to it is that they have it in oak which would match my kitchen cabinets. The only thing is that it s an interlocking thing. So I ll probably need 3 separate panels but have to cut their length. Both Home Depots I checked had run out of the laminate I liked (see photo below). But they ll have it back soon.
- boston_guy

Last time I bought some from HD, they only stocked a couple of different laminate styles, and for everything else, you had to order it. That is what those walls of sample chips were for – pick what you want, order, and pick it up in a few days. I m guessing you got lucky and liked one of their in-stock varieties. Not sure what you mean about it being interlocking though.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


-- boston_guy

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#9 posted 05-29-2020 02:59 PM

I can all but guarantee you they have laminate for counter tops. Check out the counter top and cabinet section.

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#10 posted 05-29-2020 03:19 PM

Captain Klutz,

Yes, I think the laminate is called laminate flooring (I was in the flooring department). Your description of it sounds right.

In all honesty, after I woke up today I had a change of mind. For my kitchen island I need something that is water proof, easily cuttable, hopefully a plastic or thick rubber, that I can easily wash.

For my kitchen sink cabinet I need something like the Driptite Kitchen Slide N’ Fit. It’s the 9th one on this link:

http://www.driptite.com/drip_pans_washing_machines_washer_pans_order.htm

The problem is that I have read reviews that warn that customers have ordered from this company but got nothing shipped and did not get refunded!

Also, my sink cabinet is small. The inside dimensions are 22 1/2 ” wide by 22 3/4” deep. The Driptite pan can be cut down without losing its lip because it’s trimmed from the middle (it comes as 2 pieces).

WeatherTech makes an under sink pan. But if I cut it down to the size I need I’ll lose part of its lip:

https://www.weathertech.com/sinkmat/?gclid=CjwKCAjw5cL2BRASEiwAENqAPnHIqi7Flx1xv3bjR-o5gRWq8deRv8BdB4ljgAky5TLf0HvopxeoVhoCE-sQAvD_BwE#

So my search is still on. :)


Interesting thread, had to stop watching and comment:

1) Pretty sure the FRP (made from PVC) bathroom wall panels you found are what John Smith was suggesting.
And yes, they only come in 4×8 sheets, but are less than $25 each, or 80 cents a sqft? Kitchen Laminate starts @ $45/sheet of same size.

2) Most of the HD in my area have stopped carrying any kitchen countertop laminate sheets. But Lowes still has couple flavors. Part of our local supply challenge for HD is we have a Wilsonart distribution warehouse in town. Can call to order a single sheet at customer pickup of any color in stock? Check your area for Formica or Wilsonart distributors.

3) Is the wood look laminate you mention called laminate flooring? It is generally a 1/4” thick wood composite strips with interlocking edges. Stuff is not cheap, $3-4 per sq ft. Kind a pricey for shelf liner?

Best Luck.

- CaptainKlutz


-- boston_guy

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#11 posted 06-01-2020 07:39 PM

Hi folks,

After all the back and forth, I finally came up with a solution (it was a suggestion by a Good Samaritan):

https://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Grip-Non-Adhesive-Absorbent-Waterproof/dp/B07X7H745C/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=gorilla%2Bgrip%2Boriginal%2Bpremium%2Bunder%2Bsink%2Bmat%2Bliner%2B24x30%2Binch%2Bnon-adhesive&qid=1590859937&sr=8-1&th=1

I think this is a simple but effective way to answer my concerns. :)

Thanks for your help and patience with my inexperience.

-- boston_guy

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