Installing Laminate Countertops

Build a laminate countertop from scratch

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Air compressor
  • Air hose
  • Brad nail gun
  • Circular saw
  • Belt sander
  • File
  • Scribing tool
  • Self-centering drill bit
  • Paintbrush
  • Table saw

You'll also need a pneumatic staple gun, laminate slitter, compact router, router offset base and flush-cutting bit.

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Laminate
  • Contact cement
  • Towel
  • Masking tape