Question - How do you replace a countertop without replacing it?

Answered by: Harold Campbell  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 23-06-2022  |  Views: 1448  |  Total Questions: 10

13 Ways to Transform Your Countertops Without Replacing Them Before you replace your dingy countertops Lay marble tiles on top of your counter. Get a marble-style look by layering concrete. Paint them to look like granite. Give them the brown paper bag treatment. Replace countertops with smooth concrete. Here are a few less expensive ways to update old counters. Give It a New Look with Paint. Skim-Coat Your Counters for a Faux Concrete Look. Make Your Own Solid Concrete Counters. Create Tile Countertops. Install Butcher Block. Start by sanding the entire countertop and backsplash / lip areas to rough the surface up a little and help the paint stick permanently. Then, wipe away any debris and clean the surface with a mild soap and water. Wait for the surface to completely dry before moving onto the next step. Installing new countertops on old cabinets is one of the best ways to update your kitchen on a budget- and using these IKEA laminate countertops was both economical and simple. Countertop installation costs $2, 926 on average, with a typical range of $1, 867 and $4, 095. Homeowners usually pay $15 to $70 per square foot for the material and $10 to $30 per square foot for labor, for a total of $25 to $120 per square foot. These two expenses make up the largest portion of the total cost.

Finding a beautiful, inexpensive option comes down to your choice of countertop material which can range from $20 to $200 per square foot. Cheap Countertop Options per Square Foot* Ceramic Tile $5-$30 Natural Stone/Granite Tile $10-$30 Vinyl Laminate/Formica $25-$50 Corian $35-$65 Solid Surface $35-$70

Marble. Marble countertops cost $1, 000 to $10, 000 depending on your location and the size of your kitchen. Quartz & Engineered Stone. Wood. Tile. Stainless Steel. Concrete. Laminate. Recycled and Sintered Stone.

Concrete and engineered quartz are both generally cheaper than granite. As is stainless steel, if that works for you. Which is about the same price as solid acrylic (Corian or Swanstone). Butcherblock can be cheaper than all of the above, but high quality butcherblock is probably going to cost the same as granite.

Solid surface averages around $75-$120 per square foot. Although prices vary, granite countertops will average around $100-$250 per square foot. It may be more effective cost wise to install solid surface but don't stop reading here. Secondly we need to look at maintenance.

Laminate is the most affordable material for use in countertops. It comes in a wide variety of colors and styles, many of which are created to look like granite, marble or other high-end materials. Most laminate countertops are attractive and surprisingly durable.

Unscrew and Pry Countertops from Cabinets If so, use a screwdriver to unfasten them. After that, you should be able to easily lift the countertop without damaging your cabinets. Countertops can also be held in place with brackets, nails or additional adhesive.

How to Attach Countertops to Kitchen Cabinets Position the countertop pieces on the cabinets. Apply a bead of silicone caulk or construction adhesive along the top edge of all the cabinet parts that support the countertop. Lower the countertop back into place or remove the shims.

5 Signs it's Time to Replace Your Kitchen Countertops Cracks. It's uncommon to find cracks in quartz or granite kitchen countertops, but wood and laminate will crack, and even erode, over time. Stains or Burns. Permanently worn or “dirty” countertops can make the whole kitchen appear dingy. Aesthetics. Kitchen Update or Addition. Home Sale. Ready for a Remodel?

Answer: We can do it either way. In an ideal world, the whole thing would be done at once. The old countertops would be removed (and the old backsplash), then either the cabinets painted or the counters and backsplash replaced, whichever happened to be scheduled first.

The answer to you question is yes of course the granite will come up without destroying the cabinets. Most of us installers would pin nail the sub top to the cabinet tops. These tops with the granite now glued to it will come up as easy as pie with a couple wonder bars as your only tool needed.