The price of kitchen and bathroom countertops differ. The two-main cost are installation and labor cost which are quoted per square foot. During installation, there may be additional prep work or finishing touches that are required which affects the cost. Most fabricators have an established pricing for the countertop while labor cost will vary but our prices range between $70-$135 per square foot.
It’s easy to clean kitchen and bathroom countertops. Most manufacturers recommend using water, dish soap and a microfiber cloth. To tackle difficult stains, countertop manufacturers have specific instructions to eliminate the stain and protect the integrity of the product. Also, avoid harsh and specialty countertop detergents as it could cause discolouration.
Yes, there is. Warranties for kitchen and bathroom countertop range from 1 year (butcher block, laminate) to 10-15 years (Corian, Granite) and finally 25 years to lifetime warranty (Caesarstone, Dekton, Quartz). However, bathroom vanities purchased from a big box store may have a warranty for the countertop and vanity set.
The installation timeline is about two-three weeks but compared to others our installation process is the fastest. The initial stage is a consultation which involves reviewing the material and colour, then there is a site visit where the installer measures and creates a template, then the product is fabricated, and finally it’s installed on site.
The physical placement of the countertop on the cabinet or vanity is the installation, this takes only one day. However, depending on the complexity of the wall, installation may take several hours. Laminate and butcher block are relatively easy and light weight to install compared to stone such as granite or quartz.
The best materials for kitchen and bathroom are non-porous countertop such as stone, this includes solid surface, natural stone and engineered stone. Non-porous means that water or liquid substance will not penetrate. Stone are stain and heat resistance which are important factors in the kitchen.
It depends on how the countertop seams are bonded and if the installers used a similar color bonding agent to the material. Generally, installers use epoxy and they avoid using silicone for deck seams. Factors such as color, pattern and uneven cabinets will affect if a seam is visible.
The plumber must disconnect the pipes from the water supply one day before the countertop arrives. Once the countertop has been sealed in place, the next day the plumber will connect the pipes to the water supply.
Depending on the type of kitchen and bathroom countertop the stain may either be easy or hard to remove. Quartz is considered the most stain resistant, though solid surface is ranked high in its ability to resist stain, while granite is fairly stain proof but soapstone, marble and laminate are more prone to stain.