I am installing a laminate counter-top with two miters. My first question is, what is the best way to make a good tight joint? And my other question is, is adhesive needed and if so what is the best type? In the past I have just screwed the counter-top down with 1.25 inch screws through .75 inch mounting strips. Any help is appreciated.
(Cabinet and Millwork Installation Forum)
From contributor B:
My second question is in relation to the counter top installation itself - not the mitered joint.
They screwed these blocks to each joining top, and then used ratcheting bolts to draw the tops tight. The same principal as routing for dog bones, flip bolts etc, but they said they found this to be much easier. So I tried this the other day with a miter-fold laminamte top. The joint was over a 90 degree corner base so access was easy. It worked very well and the customer was surprised how inconspicuous the seam turned out.