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Install post-formed kitchen countertops

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  • Completion Time : 1 Day

Install the countertop completes the kitchen cabinet renovation. Your local home renovation centre offer laminate, or post-formed kitchen countertops, complete with an integrated backsplash and a curved front edge. With precise measurements in hand, you can purchase kitchen counters with either flush or 45o mitred ends.

Installing kitchen countertops is quite an easy project for most do-it-yourselfers. It that can be accomplished in less than a day with a few household tools.

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Tools and materials required

TOOLS

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Belt sander
  • Drill & bits/screw bits
  • Square
  • Large clamps
  • Scriber compass
  • Caulking gun
  • Jigsaw
  • Level
  • Masking tape
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Screwdrivers
  • Safety glasses

MATERIALS

  • Mitre bolts
  • Post-formed countertops
  • Screws
  • Shims
  • Silicone caulk

 

Before Assembly

PLAN THE INSTALLATION

Your local home renovation centre offer laminate, or post-formed kitchen countertops, complete with an integrated backsplash and a curved front edge.

With precise measurements in hand, you can purchase kitchen counters with either flush or 45o mitred ends. Cornered countertops are ideal for perfect squared corners. If your corner is out of square, cutting a miter is very hard, We recommend you have your countertop install by a professional. If your cabinets are not standard size, you might need to special order your counter as well.

MEASURING

Measure the surface the post-formed countertop will cover and include the countertop overhang (usually 1"). Measure your cabinets and ensure they are level. Make sure that your walls are square. In the case of a wall that bows either in or out slightly adjustments of up to 3/8" can be made to the backsplash to make the countertop fit.

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