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Apr 22, 2012, 10:11 AM
It's Always Sunny in Miami
Save My Stainless Steel Countertops
We have a 10x10 kitchen with really cool stainless steel countertops. The outdated soffets and lack of cabinet space is driving my wife crazy. So we have to redo the kitchen. <BR><BR>I can't seem to justify getting rid of these great countertops (especially after hearing how expensive they would be to replace) but every place I've been to is telling me they have to go. <BR><BR>Help!Is there a way I can save/repurpose them when we're installing new cabinets?YesNoDIY should film the makeover

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Apr 24, 2012, 09:33 AM
Could it possibly work and be retrofitted to the wall as a back splash, behind your counters?
Apr 17, 2013, 03:55 PM
don't let anyone (besides your wife) tell you what you need to get rid of in your own home (unless its unsafe of course). Worst case scenario, put them in your garage, they'd probably make a great workbench... otherwise, spend $50 for an angle grinder and wire brush (stainless wire brush) and sand designs into the top!

Aug 09, 2013, 09:30 AM
Christine Welby
You can definitely save them. If your wife doesn’t like them as they are, you can replace the countertops with simple pieces of tiles, maybe white subway tiles (they are not that expensive) and use a tile adhesive to install them. However, if you love the stainless steel countertops, you can, as Conrad said, use them as a backsplash. A tile adhesive like Bondera will help you do the job.
Aug 09, 2013, 01:08 PM
wouldn't you want construction adhesive instead to hold metals vertical? no "tooth" in metal, as you have on the back of tile.

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Aug 09, 2013, 06:02 PM
Swschrad, I've learned from her posts that Christine is very fond of subway tile and Bondera.
Aug 12, 2013, 10:38 AM
be a shame to have the stainless fall on your cake as it's cooling is all....

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