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.