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Kitchen Countertop Installation

The kitchen countertop is one of the most important features to consider when planning a kitchen remodel. While most homeowners choose to replace their countertops as a part of an overall kitchen remodel, this is not a requirement, and new countertops can be installed on existing cabinets. Choosing the right material, color and design for your countertop can be tricky, and that is why we will review the different kitchen countertop options available as well as explain how countertops are installed. Our goal is to assist you in choosing the best countertop material for your renovation.

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Countertop?

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The cost of countertops can range widely depending on your selected material, square footage of area needing countertop, and the type of installation needed for that material. In Los Angeles, the average cost of a countertop slabs and installation ranges anywhere between $10,000-$20,000, depending on the material and type of fabrication needed.

When looking to install a new kitchen countertop, it is important to get as much information as possible regarding the material and type of installation associated with it. The best way to choose your countertop color is to match it with the kitchen floor and cabinet color to keep a consistent and cohesive look in your kitchen. While many construction companies offer kitchen countertop installation services, not all offer all types of installation, and therefore, it is important to verify this prior to selecting a company to redo your countertops. It is vital to have your countertops properly installed to allow a backsplash installation to follow.

our process

Steps for Countertop Installation

Measurements

In this stage, our crew comes in to measure the area where the countertop will be installed. This step is done through “templating” in which the installer measures the surface area but placing different templates that allow for accurate measurement.

Fabrication

In this stage, our crew comes in to measure the area where the countertop will be installed. This step is done through “templating” in which the installer measures the surface area but placing different templates that allow for accurate measurement.

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The next step is to start working on your selected countertop material AKA fabrication. It is recommended for you or your contractor to make sure that your selected countertop slabs and sink are delivered to the fabricator so that there is minimum down time between measurements and start of fabrication.

Installation

The countertop slab has been fabricated and is now ready to be installed. The fabricator will install the countertop slab and sink together. This is done by gluing the pieces of slab onto the plywood that sits on top of the cabinets. The sink goes in first and is placed in its proper place.

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Once completed, the countertop slab follows and is placed on top of it. Once the sink and countertop slabs are in place, the fabricator will drill holes in the sink area to accommodate a faucet, air gap, soap dispenser, etc.
It is recommended to allow the glue 24 hours to harden before scheduling any other type of work.

Types of Countertops

How to Choose the Best Material for Your Kitchen

If you are thinking about replacing your kitchen counters, your timing could not be better.
The days of having your only options be a plastic laminate countertop or small tile countertop are long gone.
Today, there are dozens of surfaces available, ranging from natural stone, to quartz composites and tinted concrete.
Countertops come in dozens of colors, patterns, and textures to satisfy any design goal.

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Here, we will look at some popular countertop materials: natural stone, solid surfaces, engineered stone, concrete, plastic laminate countertop, ceramic tile, and butcher block wood. We will also list some of the most well known manufacturers for some of the categories. There is no one countertop that is ideal for every home, so the best material for your kitchen will depend on several factors: color, overall appearance, durability, stain- and scratch-resistance, and of course, price.

Ceramic Tile is durable, easy to clean, and is considerably less expensive than natural stone, quartz, or solid-surface countertops. Ceramic tile is an excellent choice for backsplashes, islands, eat-at counters, peninsulas, wet bars, etc. It is important to use the right tiles specified for the appropriate use on floors or countertops. For example, never use wall tile on a counter: It is too thin and will easily crack.

Porcelain slabs are another form of a tile material although very different than ceramic tiles. Most porcelain tile slabs are oversized slabs that look like granite, marble, wood, linen or just about any other natural material you could want, with none of their maintenance issues or usage restrictions. Like competitive quartz and solid surface materials, porcelain slab tops are nonporous, so they are a safe and healthy option for food preparation. Unlike those two materials, however, porcelain can be installed outside and is both heat and frost-tolerant for homes across the country.

For a contemporary and industrial look for your kitchen, stainless steel is the way to go. Stainless steel countertops are heat resistant and durable. Given the fact that they are constructed to your specifications, you can have a seamless countertop.

Some of the advantages of stainless steel countertops are that they are impervious to heat damage, they are an excellent choice for modern style kitchens, they are the easiest to clean of all countertop materials, they are a premium countertop and add value to your home.

Some of the disadvantages of stainless-steel countertops are that they are noisy when working on them, they are expensive to fabricate, they cannot be used as a cutting surface, and they can be easily scratched.

If you are looking to replace your countertops, look no further!
Call the best kitchen countertop installer in Los Angeles to assist you with your project – OASIS BUILDERS!