I have a built-in dishwasher, just below a kitchen worksurface made of Melamine Faced Chipboard.
Steam released when opening the dishwasher at the end of a cycle has started to cause the chipboard to delaminate.
There is an aluminium protection strip, put there by the original professional installer. This has protected the surface for the past six years.
If the board were soaked and swollen, then it would clearly be a write-off. However, the damage is slight and, as it is the only bit of damage in the entire kitchen, I would rather not have to replace it if it can be avoided.
Could I glue a protective strip to the underside of the worksurface? Is so, what material and what adhesive would provide the best protection?
As an aside, in the meantime, we have stopped using the dishwasher. This will allow the chipboard to become fully dry before any work is attempted.