New countertop installed over old?
We live in an old house, with an old, worn formica countertop that is in need of replacement. I would love to have a stainless steel top "wrapped" around the existing top, to avoid tearing out the old countertop. (a contractor who was here yesterday remarked that this old countertop would be "very expensive" to tear out...) I read in a home journal that a homeowner had found a stainless steel pro who "wrapped" her countertop with steel sheeting. Does anyone know if this works for us real life folks, or just them millionaires? :-) We're having the existing (metal) cabinets electrostatically painted. Painter says new counter should be in before painting happens. Thanks for your input!! Is it better just to have the old one ripped out and a new one installed?