“How easy is removing kitchen worktops without damaging my cabinets?” Question of the week 26/01/2018
“How easy is removing kitchen worktops without damaging my cabinets?”
Our customer question for this week has been sent in by Janet in Perthshire, who would like to know how easily she can replace her worktop and leave her cupboards in place.
“My current worktop has water damage so I would like to update it, but I do not really want to have a whole new kitchen as the cabinets are in good shape. How easy is removing kitchen worktops without damaging the cabinets below?”
Thank you for contacting us – we are pleased you have found us and are looking at purchasing one of our worktops to replace the water damaged one you currently have. Removing kitchen worktops is a relatively simple task, but you will need to take your time to make sure that your cabinets are not damaged. If you have a tiled splashback, it can be easy to crack or scratch a few tiles so you will need to bear this in mind too.
The worktop will probably be screwed into the top of the cabinets and appliances, so we recommend removing drawers or items to give you easy access. At this point it is good to check that your cabinets are in good condition throughout. Once all the screws have been taken out, you will need to very carefully cut the sealant between the worktop and the wall or tiles. After this, the worktop should simply lift off. There are faster ways to do this, but this method should ensure that you do not damage any other part of your kitchen in the process.
Our extensive work surface collection contains both laminate worktop and solid wood worktop options, so we are sure to have something to suit your kitchen. If you are replacing like-for-like, the measurements of your old worktop can be used for your replacement. Should you need any cut-outs or alterations, our sister company, Worktop Express has a cost-effective bespoke cutting service to help you get the right size for your kitchen.
Fitting the new surface should be a simple reversal of the removal process – you will need to reseal between the worktop and wall, splashback or tiles and fasten it to the cabinetry. We would recommend using slotted angle brackets for this.
The Team @ Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets
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