I own a 75-unit apartment in which my tenants have damaged the laminate (Formica) counter tops with knife cuts and burn marks. Is there anything I can do without replacing all of them?
Yes. Laminate counter tops can be repaired and resurfaced at a fraction of the cost of replacement. The cracks and burns are repaired with a special plastic filler, then sanded smooth to fill in any rough or damaged areas. The counter is then sprayed with a special topcoat which gives the appearance and durability of a new laminate counter top. This process usually takes four to five hours, and your kitchen will be ready to use the next day.