You can use a wallpaper as a countertop background if you’d like a unique look. Wallpaper can be used on dressers and cabinets. You can also use wallpaper to transform an old laminate countertop. Choose preglued vinyl wallpaper which is thicker than contact cement and durable enough to resist a kitchen knife. If you don’t want to use a pre-glued paper, you can always remove the backing as you lay it down.