Friday, July 17, 2015
I went searching for a scrap of laminate or maybe some other countertop material. I found a huge roll of laminate at ReStore, but they didn't want to cut off a hunk for me. That's reasonable. Meanwhile, a new sheet at a home improvement store was almost $100. No way.
Tile, maybe? No, because all the angles on the top are slightly off square. Besides, I really really hate grout.
Melamine? Dry marker board? Mmmm, maybe, but still kind of pricey.
Then it hit me. Vinyl flooring tiles! Only 89¢ each. Easy to cut, self-adhesive, perfect. And to get fancy, I'd trim the edges with aluminum.
Next up: a little catch-all bin mounted to the steel bulkhead. It will also give the far edge of the countertop a finished look.