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    Can you just replace countertops?


    I need help with a question about replacing kitchen countertops. So we just bought a new house and I like the gloss cupboards but don’t like the countertops. Is it possible to take off just the countertop and replace it with a nicer one without damaging the cupboards or wall tiles behind it?

    Asked by Kamil on 3rd Apr 2020
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    SW carpentry and renovations

    "Yes it’s possible to replace your work tops and should cause no damage providing you remove them carefully away from the tiled edge."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
    David Rose Carpentry

    "Yes it is possible. The only thing I would say would be to get a worktop the same thickness so it can just be slide back into place."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    a m g brickwork

    "Yes the work tops can be removed.
    You need to remove the screws and fixings.
    Work tops may need cutting out.
    New work tops can then be cut and fitted."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    KR Total Building & Carpentry

    "Yes! you can just replace counter tops. Be advised though back splash may occasionally be damaged but there is ways to make sure tiles aren’t damaged by using a multi tool to create a gap. Otherwise check and see if tiles are available in case you might need a couple."

    Answered on 7th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    T C S Carpentry & Construction

    "Hi and yes this can be achieved.
    It’s critical to replace with the same thickness worktops.
    To prevent tile damage make sure to cut the sealant around the worktop perimeter before you remove the old one."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
    Jms construction

    "Not possible I'm afraid a row of tiles will need to come off at least."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Nick Rowell

    "Chances are you may damage the wall or tilling over the counter top, depends on the current finish."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report

    "Yes, it can be done!
    Especially if the kitchen is not a U shape. If is a U shape it depends how the worktops are jointed. In the worst case scenario you might need to replace the first row of tiles on one of the sides."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    CMC bathrooms and kitchens

    "Yes it’s possible to just replace the worktop, but it’s not always possible not to damage the tiles."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    VAP Construction Ltd.

    "Hi, Yes it is possible. I have done it many times.You just need to know that you always have a risk of the tiles getting damaged, not the cupboards but as I say it can be done!"

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Aug 2017 - report

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