Measure the countertop?

Old 05-17-21, 10:31 AM
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Measure the countertop?

I'm a novice I'll go to replace the laminate butcher block kitchen countertops How do I measure the countertop?

Old 05-17-21, 11:56 AM
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Make a drawing and measure the long dimension of each piece. Then measure widths. Make a notation for where mitered edges, finished edges, backsplashes and end caps are. And pick the type of edge you want in front.

Typically it's best to make your own sink cutout after it is installed (unless you are doing an undermount sink installation). And you typically want them to give you templates to lay out and double check everything before they make it.
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It's a big project and I don't want to suggest that you not take it on. That looks like a rolled edge that you may not be able to achieve on site.

Most countertop suppliers prefer to make their own measurements. Some use laser technology for accuracy and program the measurements directly into their cutting machines.

However if the only damage is the area shown in the picture you could consider other methods of "repairing" it. You could rout out an area around the damage and inset tiles that will give you somewhere to place hot pots and prevent future scorching. Or a real wood cutting board area that will not dull knives and scratch as laminate will.
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The counter you have in your photo is pretty simple and easy to work with. Most home centers stock 4-6 styles of counter similar to yours with a rounded nose and built in backsplash. You can pick them up in the store. Cut them to length and install yourself. They use toggle bolts to hold corners together and they have iron on ends so the exposed end of your counter can be finished like the top.
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