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I am updating my wet bar area with a new sink and faucet. Can I install the new faucet directly onto the laminate countertop so that I can use a separate no-hole sink?

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Sure you can. I'd recommend using a sharp Forsner type drill bit or sharp hole saw to avoid chipping the laminate. Cover the laminate with painter's tape and mark your hole centers. If your using a single 4" faucet fixture, use a template to drill the holes. If you are using separate handles/neck. the common spacing is 8 inches, but again, use the template.

  • Does the wood surface need to be prepared at all after the hole is cut? – virtualxtc Sep 19 '18 at 3:26
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Yes, you can install the faucet directly into the laminate countertop. I wouldn't use an under-mount sink with a laminate countertop, because the corners in a laminate countertop are weak points. But a separate faucet with a self-rimming sink should be fine.

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