You may recall my bathroom laminate job. It was totally unorthodox and only worked because of the smallish surface area involved. The kitchen required more caution and an adherence to proven methods of installation. To Summarize:
First – Apply laminate to detached countertop to allow proper edging with router.
Second – Do not attempt to cut laminate to exact counter dimensions prior to glueing. Leave overhang.
Third – Apply glue in temperatures >65 degrees F. to achieve proper bonding. Apply to both pieces and wait 60 minutes before putting together.
Fourth – Use dowels to control the bonding process and work from the middle to the ends.
While giving the glue time to set up, I made refinements to the bathroom pocket-door installation.
All in all, it was a productive day.