I am wanting to make some improvements at our lake house. Problem is, the house is miles away from any type of home improvement store. One thing I'd like to do is change the carpet in the loft. Is it fairly easy to lay new carpet? I will be hard pressed finding anyone would could come out to install it for me. Also, there are formica countertops in the kitchen and an ugly brown marble countertop in the bathroom. I've read a post that says not to lay ceramic tile over laminate, but what about the marble? Would it really be a problem to put the tile over the laminate since the kitchen doesn't get the normal wear and tear that a permanent home gets? Thanks for any advice.