This article will cover the basics of how to replace a worktop. First, you must measure the current worktop. It should be at least 10cm overhang on all sides. If the back wall of the kitchen isn’t flat, you’ll need to scrib the edge of the worktop. To scrib the worktop, cut a piece of wood to fit and then stick it with masking tape to create an overhang.
Next, mark the back edge of the worktop so you can see where it is screwed into the wall. You may have to trim it a bit to fit it. If the gap is less than 5mm, you should fill it with an upstand or tile, or use a silicone sealant. If your worktop isn’t screwed into the wall, take it down by winding down its legs and lowering it by 10mm. After the worktop is lowered, use a screwdriver or a plane to smooth it down.
If you’re looking to add value to your home, you can upgrade your worktop to granite. There are many advantages to this type of worktop, including additional heat resistance, antibacterial properties, and wipe clean facilities. If you’re moving out of your home soon, replacing your worktop is a great way to add value to your property. Quartz and granite are the most expensive materials you can use for your new worktop. You may also want to consider granite or quartz, which are both very durable.
If your worktop is made of solid wood, you’ll have to use screws and fasteners. If you want to change a laminate worktop, you need to follow instructions provided by the manufacturer of your worktop. Solid wood worktops should have smooth edges and should be treated with stain-proofing oil. Laminated worktops usually come with finishing strips, and if they don’t, you can use a craft knife to smooth the edges.
Whether you want a laminate worktop or a wood one, you can make the decision based on your preferences and your budget. Choosing quartz over laminate or wood will add value to your home and make a kitchen look much more modern. It doesn’t have to cost you a lot to remodel your kitchen, but you’ll be glad you did if you have a new worktop to sell.
Another consideration when choosing a new worktop is whether it’s a stone or a laminate. Laminated worktops are relatively cheap, and are available in a wide range of colours, patterns, and finishes. However, they won’t last very long, and will show signs of wear and tear over time. If you’re planning to use it as a kitchen surface, laminate worktops are prone to staining and can get damaged by hot pans or hot drinks.