Kitchen Countertops

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How to Remove and Install Plastic Laminate Kitchen Countertops

Kitchen renovation often involves removing the existing kitchen countertops and replacing them with new ones. This can be a difficult in older homes, since plastic laminate countertops were often constructed on site and nailed to the walls and cabinets. Watch this video to see how it’s done.

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How to Extend a Kitchen Countertop to Provide Extra Counter Space

Kitchen counter space is always at a premium. To increase the available counter space in this kitchen, the homeowners extended the counter beyond the base cabinet and supported it with a wooden leg that matched the dining room table. Watch this video to find out more.

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Granite Countertops for Your Kitchen

Granite countertops cost more than most other materials, including solid surface and plastic laminate, but the price of granite has gone down over the years as better methods of cutting and polishing the stone have been developed. Watch this video to find out more.

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Granite Countertop Alternative for Your Home

Natural granite is a very popular and durable material for countertops. Another option to installing solid granite is to cover over your current countertops with a thin composite stone material such as Trend Stone made by Granite Transformations. Watch this video to find out more.

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New Trends for Kitchen Design and Materials

While trends in kitchen design come and go, both granite and solid surface countertops continue to remain popular options. A more recent trend is mixing different cabinet finishes and types in the same kitchen to give it a feeling of gradual change over time. Watch this video to find out more.

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How To Clean and Oil Butcher Block for Use in the Kitchen

Butcher blocks are beautiful additions to your kitchen, providing a sturdy work surface with the warmth and beauty of wood. However, to protect both the wood and your health, it’s important to keep butcher blocks sanitized and sealed. If you take the time to clean and oil your butcher block about once a month, you can be assured it will last a lifetime. Read on to find out more.

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How to Apply Cement Backer Board to a Plastic Laminate Countertop

John asks, “I plan to install tile on a Formica countertop with 1/4” cement backer board. Do I need to apply thin-set mortar between the backer board and Formica to stick it down?”

I would both glue and screw the cement backer board to the plastic laminate countertop before laying your tile.

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How to Install Plastic Laminate Kitchen Countertops

Plastic laminate countertops are now available in very realistic patterns that can mimic the look of stone at a fraction of the cost, and installing them makes a good DIY project. Watch this video to find out more.

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