Install a Laminate Kitchen Countertop

Out with the old, in with the new, including a new sink and faucet.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Cordless drill
  • Belt sander
  • Jigsaw
  • Scribing tool

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Plumber's putty
  • Tub-and-tile caulk
  • Two basket strainer assemblies (only one if you're installing a disposer)
  • 1-1/2-in. plastic drain parts
  • One P-trap assembly
  • One "end" or "center" outlet waste kit
  • Two sink tailpieces—only one if you're installing a disposer. If you have a dishwasher and no disposer, get a special "dishwasher" tailpiece that has a tube to connect the dishwasher drain hose.
  • One "disposer" waste arm if you have a disposer.
  • Two flexible water supply tubes for kitchen sinks. Match the nuts on the ends to the threads on your faucet and shutoff valves. Also measure to determine the right lengths.

Shopping List