You or someone you know probably have Formica in your bathroom or kitchen. Are you interested to know more about this widespread material? By taking this quiz you can see what you know about how Formica was created and how to repair your Formica countertops.
When was Formica invented?
What was Formica made to replace?
Which famous ship used laminates from Formica?
the Queen Mary
the Queen Elizabeth
How did Formica contribute to the war effort during World War II?
building war shelters
What is Formica made from?
What is the paper soaked in?
What is the maximum pressure applied to the stacks of resin-soaked paper to bond them together?
200 pounds per square inch
800 pounds per square inch
1,500 pounds per square inch
What is done to the laminate to allow it to be easily glued?
It is smoothed.
It is sanded.
Groves are made in it.
What is laminate repair paste used for?
What should you use to clean the countertop before doing repairs?
What is the problem with using countertop polish?
It is dangerous to inhale.
It doesn't last long.
It is difficult apply.
What is contact cement used for?
gluing cracks together
reapplying peeling laminate
When repainting Formica, what factors affect how long the process will take?
how much countertop you have
whether you use creative artwork
both of the above
After cleaning and sanding your counter, what else do you need to do before painting the countertop?
Apply a primer.
Wait 24 hours.
Apply a topcoat.
What is the problem with repainting a Formica countertop?