# How do I estimate the cost of countertops?

## How do I estimate the cost of countertops?

1) Size – You can measure or “guesstimate” the size of the job – just enter the size in square feet in the first box. In most cases a countertop is considered 2 feet deep – so just measure the length of your counters, and multiply it by 2, to get the size. If you have an Inside Corner, add 4 sq. ft.

## How many square feet is my countertop?

To calculate the total square footage (after placing seams) you will need to follow this formula: “L” x “W” / 144 = s.f. (Length times width divided by 144 = square feet).

## How much does an average countertop cost?

On average, expect countertops to range in price from \$40 to \$100 per square foot installed, according to a 2013 report by Consumer Reports. Granite countertops range from \$50 to \$250 per square foot, while tile counters can start at as little as \$10; butcher block at \$30, and solid surfaces at \$35.

## Should you paint cabinets or replace countertops first?

If you're doing your project in stages (rather than all at once), I like painting kitchen cabinets first, since they have the greatest surface area and give the most bang for your buck. Then once the counters and backsplash are updated, we're happy to go in and take care of any necessary touch-ups./span>

## Do you install appliances before countertops?

You should always purchase your appliances before you have your countertops measured so that everything goes smoothly during the installation of your countertops. In some cases, you may want the stove and other appliances in place to get a more accurate measurement for your countertop materials.

## Do you put floors in before cabinets?

Typically Cabinets Come Before Flooring. In most cases, given standard flooring heights, you will install the cabinets before the floor covering. Floor covering, or finish flooring, is the surface that you see and walk on, not the subfloor (under the underlayment) or underlayment (between subfloor and finished layer)./span>

## Do you put flooring under stove?

The floor should run under all appliances except for the dishwasher. The DW is where you run it just underneath the front leveling feet in most cases. Best thing you can do is go to a big box store and buy a sheet of thin Masonite and have them rip it into 12" wide strips./span>

## Can you put a refrigerator on laminate flooring?

Refrigerators usually only roll one way forward and backward, but not side to side. Sliding the refrigerator sideways on laminate flooring can mar the floor. ... Before rolling it on to the laminate you will need to protect the edge of the installed laminate so it doesn't get chipped.

## Do you install laminate under appliances?

Yes,laminate is a" floating" floor type so it should defiantly go in after the cabinets. I see no reason to not install it in the kitchen and would continue it under the appliances as well./span>

## Do you put laminate flooring under kitchen cabinets?

If you are installing a hardwood floating floor (or any floating floor such as cork or laminate), you should install the floor AFTER the kitchen cabinets are installed. ... So, floors that are nailed (or glued) should be installed BEFORE the cabinets and floors that are floated should be done AFTER the cabinets./span>

## Can you install a floating floor under kitchen cabinets?

Installing floors beneath your cabinets could cause wood to buckle when it tries to expand. ... Also, floating floors can't be installed under cabinets because the cabinets will be too heavy and restrict the floor from expanding and contracting. This could cause the floor to come apart.

## Can you put laminate floor in kitchen?

As long as you address the overriding concern of moisture, you can install laminate flooring in the kitchen. If you want to eliminate worries about moisture, install sheet vinyl or luxury vinyl plank (LVP). In terms of appearance, LVP is a close contender with laminate and it is 100-percent waterproof.

## Which laminate is best for kitchen?

7 best laminates for your kitchen cabinets

• Anti Fingerprint Laminate. Anti fingerprint laminates are resistant to fingerprints, dirt, heat and scratches. ...
• Antibacterial Laminates. ...
• Matte Finish Laminates. ...
• Gloss Finish Laminates. ...
• Acrylic Finish Laminate. ...
• Textured Laminate. ...
• Fire Retardant Laminates. ...