Can I transfer a quartz countertop from 1 set of cabinets to another?

Sandy Blanton
by Sandy Blanton

Can quartz countertops be removed from old cabinets and be reused with new cabinets?

  6 answers
  • Hi Sandy, I would think so. Check under your cabinets to see how the counters are secured. Here's a video that can help:

  • Little Sprouts Learning Little Sprouts Learning on Jul 21, 2019

    You should be able to, just remove them and put them on the new ones if they are the same size.

  • If installed properly yes. But you do run the risk of cracks or breaks, so best to get the professional installers to do for you. Preferably the original installers if at all possible. Have a back up plan just in case. Courtney provided a great video.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Jul 25, 2019

    Yes, depending on how well they were glued down, they may come up in pieces.

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 06, 2023

    Hello, yes – if both old and new cabinets are of the same size. Then you just have to remove them from the old cabinets and place them on the new ones. Hope this link helps you to remove them easily,to%20avoid%20cracks%20or%20breaks.

  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 07, 2023

    When installing the quartz countertop, caulk may have been used to seal the edges. You may also apply caulk to safeguard it from water damage. Therefore, to remove the countertop without breaking it, it is important to first loosen this adhesive. For this, use any caulk softener and leave it on for at least 60 minutes. Then wipe this adhesive from the wall or backsplash using a putty knife. Be careful to pry this tool below the countertop. Make sure it becomes loose enough to be able to lift it easily.

    If your counter top is attached to the cabinets with screws, use a good screwdriver to detach them. The next step is to lift the countertop carefully without breaking the cabinets. If the cabinet is hung with brackets, adhesive or nails then use a pry. Slide the pry below the rim of the countertop right from one end and then slowly go to the other ends. This will help you to slowly lift the quartz countertop. Be patient when you do this and abstain from applying too much force on the pry bar.

    When lifting the countertop, you may see several nails attached to its bottom. Bend them with the help of a hammer to avoid injury or damage.