Countertop installation is a great way to give your kitchen the refreshed look you want. At Cunano Builders, you’ll meet with our kitchen design specialists to discuss the surface material, style and color that best fits your home and lifestyle.
Maybe a laminate countertop with its economical versatility is a perfect fit? Perhaps you’re looking for a higher level of durability with granite, or you prefer the stunning colors and patterns available with quartz. Whatever material you choose, Cunano Builders will help make sure your new countertop delivers the most for your budget.
From your initial in-store consultation, to verifying measurements for fabrication, to countertop replacement and installation by our handpicked, licensed (where applicable) and insured countertop installers, Cunano Builders is with you during every step of your upgrade.
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Every renovation project requires a lot of expenses. They include such bulks as materials and labor. Materials, in turns, include tile, mortar, grout, rough plumbing materials, paint and many other. If you need to make a calculation of your future renovation project, please give us a call or email us, and our manager will help you with this issue.
Home Depot’s countertop installation service includes: a free in-store design consultation; your choice of surface material, color, and edge style; countertop samples and slab viewing; a professional measure/template; as well as fabrication, delivery and installation by a local, licensed and insured service provider.
These additional features and services are also available: removal and haul away of old countertops; plumbing and electrical disconnect/reconnect; plus new sink, faucets, appliances, cabinets, backsplash, lighting and floors.
We offer a variety of countertop surfaces, including granite, quartz, laminate, and solid surface. A few of our leading brands include Silestone, Formica, LG Viatera, Corian, and Dekton.
The installation time will vary depending on the size of your kitchen and the type of countertop you choose. On average, the installation process takes 1-3 days to complete.
The biggest difference is that quartz countertops are made from manufactured stone while granite countertops are made from natural stone. Therefore, a granite countertop will have variations in color because no two stones are alike. On the other hand, since quartz countertops are made with ground quartz, resins, and other additives, they have a more consistent color. Another difference is that sealing is highly recommended for granite but not needed for quartz. Ultimately, both provide lasting value but different looks. Visit our countertop buying guide for more details.
How long your countertops will last depends on your lifestyle and the type of countertop material you choose. Our kitchen design specialists will help you choose the right countertop to fit your lifestyle. Additionally, many of our countertops are backed by a 15-year warranty. Visit our Countertop Buying Guide for more details.
To prolong the beauty and life of your new countertop, we recommend that you use cutting boards and/or trivets to protect the surface from cuts, heat sources, etc.
Our solid surface countertops offer an almost seamless appearance. Seams tend to be more visible in natural stone surfaces as well as laminate and recycled tops.
Countertop Materials We install
Granite Countertop Installation
Granite countertops are also easy to clean. You can use specialized granite cleaning products, or standard household cleaners work just as well. Chemical cleaning products won't damage the surface of the stone.
Laminate Countertop Installation
Laminate is fairly stain resistant, but keep in mind that it’s susceptible to scratching. It’s best not to cut directly on the countertop or use abrasive cleaning products, and we recommend using a trivet for hot pans to protect laminate countertops from intense heat.
If you’re looking for a unique counter color, laminate is a good start. Because the material is man-made, you'll find a broader spectrum of colors than you would with natural materials. Wilsonart and Formica, two of the top laminate brands, have fantastic options for customizing your kitchen countertops.
Known for their scratch-resistance and heat-resistance, natural stone countertops can handle a hot pan right on the surface without the need for a trivet or pot holder.
Stone countertops vary in how much moisture they allow in, so some natural stones need to be sealed periodically, while others do not. We’re happy to advise you on this and answer your maintenance questions. Keep in mind that harsh cleaning products can damage porous materials.
The material is resistant to knife scratches and most stains, especially when cleaned quickly. Quartz is also heat-resistant but can still scorch under extreme heat. There’s no need for any specialized cleaning products for quartz, and abrasives won't cause any surface damage.
You can choose from a wide range of quartz countertop options from many of the top industry brands, including Silestone, Caesarstone, and more. Because quartz incorporates man-made elements, there are many color options for your countertops.
Soapstone Countertop Installation
Soapstone differs from other natural stone materials, as it doesn’t come in as wide a range of colors and is not as durable as the others. Although the surface scratches easily, most minor scratches are easy to smooth out with a bit of sandpaper. We recommend coating the area with mineral oil after treating scratches to restore luster and shine.
Soapstone slabs are highly resistant to heat and typically won't sustain damage from chemical cleaning products. Be sure to clean up any spills or food residue quickly, though, as soapstone is prone to staining.
Typically, this man-made material is constructed from an acrylic resin. Solid surface kitchen counters aren’t as durable as natural stone, so they can melt if you set a hot pan directly on the surface, and they’re also easier to scratch. Any scratches or chips on a solid surface countertop should be repaired right away to help avoid bacterial growth.
We offer a range of solid surface countertop colors and styles to choose from. We also work with some of the top industry brands, including Corian and Dupont, and can guide you in choosing your best option.
Ultra compact countertops are durable like natural stone under heavy use. This type of material is scratch-resistant, heat-resistant and stain-resistant. It’s even safe under especially cold temperatures and when exposed to UV rays for a prolonged period.
Ultra compact countertops fall in the middle of the typical countertop price range, but you'll need to have them professionally installed. Any chips, scratches or cracks will also need to be repaired professionally.