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How Much Does a Solid Surface Countertop Cost?

 
 average costAverage Kitchen: $1,500-$3,000 
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Solid surface countertops are custom molded slabs made of acrylic or resin. They can include integrated sinks, which make them easy to clean, and the materials used make the countertops resistant to chipping, scratching and stains. Sometimes called Corian (which was the first brand of solid surface countertop), these countertops come in hundreds of colors and patterns, which helps make them popular for both kitchen counters and bathroom vanities.

Typical costs:

  • Solid surface countertops cost $40-$80 per square foot, dependent on brand name, edging style, color, and finish texture. Solid surface countertops for an average kitchen with 30 square feet of countertop space costs $1,500-$3,000, including professional installation.
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What should be included:
  • Solid surface countertops are cut and shaped to the specifications of an individual homeowner or contractor by a fabricator. The fabricator should shape the outer edges, and may also include cutting the countertops into pieces that will fit through doorways and into tight spaces in the home.
  • Most solid surface countertops come with a 10-year warranty.
  • Because installing solid surface countertops is not considered a DIY job, it is usually included in the price of the countertop. Installation of a solid surface countertop should include a professional pre-installation measurement, preparation of the counters (including leveling and shimming), installation of the countertop, cleanup, and final inspection.
Additional costs:
  • Solid resin backsplashes are sold by the square foot, usually at the same per-square-foot price as the countertop. The fabricator can attach the backsplash to the counter seamlessly.
  • Some edge shaping, such as bullnose, costs extra; from $12-$17 per linear foot.
Shopping for a solid surface countertop:
  • Before beginning to price solid surface countertops, measure the countertop area. Home Depot provides a worksheet[1] to help calculate the measurements. The installer or contractor will do an official measurement later, but a good estimate can give a rough sense of the costs.
  • To save time, explore the color palates of various solid surface countertop manufacturers online. Check the websites of manufacturers such as Corian[2] , Wilsonart[3] or Staron and note color families, textures, and other favored features to bring to the store. BobVila.com[4] lists many reputable manufacturers of solid surface countertops.
  • Home improvement stores such as Home Depot[5] sell solid surface countertops. Local kitchen and bath specialty stores also carry solid surface countertops. Some manufacturers, such as DuPont[6] , offer customers the opportunity to purchase countertops through their websites.
  • Call ahead to schedule an appointment for a consultation at a kitchen & bath or home improvement store.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.homedepot.com/hdus/en_US/DTCCOM/Home_Services/Countertop_Installation/Docs/countert...
  2.  www2.dupont.com/Corian_Global_Landing/en_US/index.html
  3.  www.countertop.com/solidsurface/
  4.  www.bobvila.com
  5.  www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/servlet/ContentView?pn=SF_KB_Solid_Surface_Countertops...
  6.  www2.dupont.com/corian/en-us/bi/corian-solid-surfaces.html
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