OK, this is a first. Call me bored but two blog posts in a single day – a feast of riches for inquiring trailerheads. This morning I made my 1,000,000th run to Home Depot and bought contact cement with which to lay down countertop laminate – a different process than in the shower enclosure. Let me preface this by saying my approach today was totally off script and I do not recommend you proceed as I did. Normally, when you lay down counter laminate you glue it first to the not-yet-installed countertop and then rout the edges smooth where, by design, you had overlap. This ensures a spot-on fit of laminate to countertop. I did not do this. My bathroom countertop was already screwed in place and I don’t yet own a router anyway. So I dared go where only fools go. I cut the laminate to the exact dimensions of the vanity, slathered it and the counter with cement, waited the requisite 20 minutes and then – very carefully – dropped it into place. One chance. I could only do this because of the small dimensions of the piece (16″ X 39″). The kitchen will require a more conventional approach and proper tools. Lookie.