I am happy to report that, despite yesterday’s unseasonable chill, the contact cement did its job and the bathroom countertop is affixed and secure. I am awaiting arrival of the surface-mount ceramic sink next week and that will get installed.
In the meantime my shower apparatus arrived and I love its basic, slightly industrial look. There is no use admiring it in the box, however, so this morning I decided to bite the bullet and install it. I am still a bit traumatized from the rescue effort in which I had to needlessly tear up some of my Formica installation to locate a misplaced bathroom fan switch. So I proceed with trepidation even when just performing minor surgery on laminate. I do take the precaution of masking the area to be cut to minimize chipping.