Asked on Oct 8, 2017

Is there a trick to removing old countertops?

Rose BroadwayWilliamDfm


3 answers
  • Dfm
    on Oct 8, 2017

    thelast counter top i'v watched being in stalled the top was held in place with screws from below, and a bit of glue at the edges.
  • William
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Most counter tops have a wood substrate except for granite, marble, and quartz. Wood substrate countertop is caulked around the edges and screwed from underneath. Remove the screws and pry with a flat prybar to break the caulk seal. A stiff wide putty knife can be use to cut into the caulk. Granite, marble, quartz, and solid stone is usually just caulked along the edges. The weight and caulk hold it in place. Removal is the same but no screws.
  • Rose Broadway
    on Oct 8, 2017

    No tricks, but heavy work involved!
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