Can I have the formca counter tops in my bathroom removed and replace?

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I would like to know if my formica counter tops can be removed and granite or marble tops put on. Also would like to have the floor replaced to match the countertops. I would really just like to redo my entire bathroom. I think it would cost around 4 to 5 thousand to redo it all, but I would love to have it updated.

Of course we live on a fixed income so we will never be able to redo it, we'll just have to dream about it.

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  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Sep 19, 2018

    Yes why not under the sink there is a bracket or two that holds the top on when you unscrew the screws that will come off after you remove the sink

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Sep 19, 2018

    You can change your vanity top. Just be sure to get the measurements right before removing the top. Home Depot sells granite and marble tops which are not all that expensive. You may need to look at a new sink and faucets too while you are at it. Do a little at a time and you will eventually get there.

  • You can do anything you want with the right budget. Yes formica can be removed and replaced. Visit all the stone yards in your area. See if you can find remnants which are typically sold for pennies on the dollar. Another option would be to consider granite or marble tile which is significantly less than full slab pieces. Or just purchase one of the popular countertop kits and paint your current countertops to look like marble or granite.

  • Elaine Elaine on Sep 19, 2018

    yes. It will be cheaper and easier to replace if it’s not surrounded by tile on the walls, otherwise all that tile needs to be removed to get the countertop off. You might be able to afford this from Stone Coat Countertops https://youtu.be/5K879xrhblg

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Sep 19, 2018

    You certainly can have formica countertops replaced with granite. You might look into quartz, it might be more economical for you. Floors can be painted which are really a money saver!

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Sep 19, 2018

    Yes you can have all of those things done. Bathrooms are so expensive to remodel because of the intensive labor. Half of the costs of the remodel are labor.

    Sinks & faucets have to be disconnected & removed, toilets need to be pulled up for floors and there’s always water damage or some other Murphy’s Law that arises.

    If you have children who can physically help or financially help, tell them this is what you want help with for Christmas, Birthday & Mother’s Day.

    Planning & pricing don’t cost anything. Start today, keeping in mind that marble does not wear well in bathrooms nor kitchens. Sorry, no marble, based on my experience.

    If you have standard bathroom countertop size, like 36, 42, 48” then all of the DIY Big Box stores have builder’s grade granite tops. Beware, they have fake granite tops that look very real. Note: they have thin edges, as in the edges are not built up.

    If you’ve a top bigger than 60” then you’re look at custom order from either the big box or a local fabricator. A local fabricator will build up the edge into a choice of edge profiles.

    Granite floor tile must not be polished to a high sheen in bathrooms because it’s very slippery. There are honed finishes & flamed with light polish finishes.

    Take the time to learn about sealers. Some are not the right product for the given need.


    Treat yourself with some upgrades lighting, a quieter more efficient exhaust fan & some fresh paint. 😄


  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Sep 19, 2018

    The countertops can definitely be replaced. Likewise with the flooding. Once both of those are done a nice coat of paint would help with the overall appearance and it would be cheap to do.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Dec 28, 2020

    sure you can they will come out and make a template of the counter top once you pick what you want for replacement - your flooring could be matched to the countertops once you decide on a color, etc. just go to a flooring store for ideas for countertops and flooring

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Jan 31, 2021

    The ledges can be supplanted. In like manner with the flooding. When both of those are done a pleasant layer of paint would assist with the general appearance and it is modest to do.