Removal of stone worktops in kitchen

I need to remove stone worktops ready fo replacement of new over existing cabinets.
Is this any easy job without damaging units and tiles?

Asked by Hazel on 2nd May 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"The worktops should only be laying on top of the units possibly fixed by silicone you may have metal support bars around cutouts but not always if the tiles are on top of the worktops then removal without damaging is not the easiest"
Answered on 2nd May 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
"Should be fairly straight forward for a professional."
Answered on 31st May 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
"You need to look locally. Do the existing wall tiles from the stone have a gap covered with silicone. (then after cutting out the silicone and sticking it from the cabinet, you should remove it). before that, the apliances will be released"
Answered on 14th Aug 2023 - Member since Aug 2023 - report
"go easy use a few extra hands to help lift it. make sure you have unscrewed all screws if it is and removed or cut all the silicone around the units."
Answered on 9th May 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
"You must see pictures of the pieces that you want to replace and pictures of the area where the tiles join the worktop so that we can give you a good detail on the issue."
Answered on 2nd May 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Hi there yeah pretty straight forward job

Kind regards

Answered on 2nd May 2023 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
"When fixing stone or alike work tops they are usually ancored with a poxy resin and removing from the base units will damage them, if fixed with the above"
Answered on 2nd May 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"I would be very careful about the original silicone or adhesive that was used in the original fitting of the stone tops as they are usually fitted with epoxy resin glue especially in the joints and usually with small stone blocks glued from the bottom to the side of the units. In any case I would seek the help of a contractor specialist in the fitting of these. Especially if you want to save your tiles"
Answered on 4th May 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
"Yes it's a job for a joiner I presume thou let me contact one for you"
Answered on 13th Aug 2023 - Member since Aug 2023 - report
"Yes, you can, but it's better to get a professional to remove it. That way, they ensure your cabinetry sustains minimal to no damage throughout the process."
Answered on 6th Jul 2023 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
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