How Much Does It Cost To Repair A Countertop?
Countertop Repair Costs
Countertops can add a lot to the look and the functionality of a kitchen. Having a beautiful countertop is the goal of many homeowners who take pride in their property. However, over time, the countertop could become damaged or it might simply have lost its sheen after several years of use. If this happens, it does not mean that you need to get a new countertop. Instead, you will find that you can repair the countertop instead. This tends to be a more cost-effective option when compared with a full replacement.
To repair a countertop, the costs can vary quite a bit based on things like the size of the countertop and the material. All types of countertops might find themselves in need of repair at some point. Wood countertops can become pitted and scratched after a while. Laminate can also be scratched, and in some cases, it could even start to peel away. Tile can crack and break, but the good news is that you will only have to repair the area that was damaged. Granite could be scratched or stained, as well.
Regardless of the type of countertop you have, you will want to have it repaired properly and quickly. Of course, this will come with costs.
Countertop repair: by material and square footage, labor costs included.
|Tile||$10 per sq.ft.|
|Laminate||$40-$60 per sq.ft.|
|Stone||$50 per sq.ft.|
|Solid surface||$25 per sq.ft.|
|Wood||$75 per sq.ft.|
|Stainless steel||$50-$80 per sq.ft.|
Countertop repair: 10 sq.ft. of solid surfacecountertop, including all materials and labor calculated based on national averages.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Materials||$25 per sq.ft.||10||$250|
|Labor Cost||$28 per sq.ft.||10||$280|
|Total Cost||$53 per sq.ft.||10||$530|
Other considerations and costs
- If the damage is localized, it can reduce the cost of the repairs, as well as the time it takes to finish the repairs.
- The quality of the materials being used, not just the type, will make a difference in the price. The materials, such as tiles, should match the ones that are already in place. If they are hard to find, it could mean a more expensive repair.
- Repairing the countertop on your own is possible, but you need to immerse yourself in understanding how to repair your particular type of countertop. Making a mistake here could be very costly and even necessitate a full replacement.
- Removing minor scratches and stains is possible, and you can even find kits to help make it easier.
- Make sure that you have all of the correct tools available.
- Those who are worried they might damage the countertop further may want to enlist the services of a professional.
- Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
- Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
- Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city
- New York, NY$851
- Bronx, NY$700
- Brooklyn, NY$583
- Philadelphia, PA$727
- Washington, DC$631
- Atlanta, GA$571
- Miami, FL$519
- Fort Lauderdale, FL$544
- Minneapolis, MN$638
- Chicago, IL$744
- Houston, TX$767
- San Antonio, TX$515
- Austin, TX$583
- Denver, CO$493
- Phoenix, AZ$520
- Las Vegas, NV$570
- Los Angeles, CA$643
- San Diego, CA$583
- San Jose, CA$704
- Seattle, WA$516
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