I have Formica on my kitchen walls ó in an arched
doorway, on both of the doorway walls. However, one of
these has curved from buckling, and Iím afraid to take
it off the wall and try to get it to lay flat again
without it cracking.
do not make this pattern of Formica anymore, and itís
the same pattern that is also on my kitchen countertop,
so you see why Iím desperate to try to save it.
there anything I can do to save this piece of Formica?
It measures 75 inches tall by 13 inches wide.
Everything I have seen online involves repairing Formica
countertops, and you can Google it yourself to see the
variety of recommendations.
www.Formica.com, you can observe the installation of
Formica walls, which might give you an idea of how yours
have also read a number of essays on the Internet about
preservation, and it seems the consensus is that Formica
walls date from a period of home building ó post World
War II until the early 1960s ó when they were in
essays suggest that when it comes to preservation, we
pick our battles, and that this might be one that you
should not be fighting.
someone who spent a considerable period of my life
trying to preserve what I could of older houses that I
owned, I am uneasy about suggesting that there comes a
time when you should consider doing something other than
trying to rescue what isnít worth saving.
example, given a choice of preserving a plaster ceiling
or replacing it with drywall, I chose to preserve or,
when that was impossible, to replace it with new
fact that the Internet is offering us access to so much
information (be careful how and what you use of that
information, though) and that I cannot find anything
that directly addresses your situation likely means that
preserving 50- or 60-year-old Formica walls just isnít
I be wrong? Sure.
the other hand, I know what people want when they buy a
house, and Formica walls arenít high on the list.