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  1. The Pros and Cons of Countertop Materials

    In premium kitchen countertops , the most popular choices are solid surface, engineered stone and granite. Here's the difference between them. Photo courtesy of Wilsonart

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  1. How to Install a Countertop

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    We'll show you five techniques for a great looking countertop installation. Buy the countertops premade, then install them yourself by following our foolproof step-by-step instructions. We'll walk you through everything you need to know to improve the look and feel of your kitchen with new countertops .

  2. Installing Laminate Countertops

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    Looking for an inexpensive custom countertop ? An expert installer walks you through a typical installation, including gluing and trimming a laminate top.

  3. Installing Tile Countertops

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    Give your countertops and backslash the timeless beauty of stone for a modest price. We'll show you everything you need to complete a DIY tile job in your kitchen, from prepping the surface to setting the tile to caring for it after it's installed. Whether you want an intriguing pattern that intermixes several shapes and colors, like we did, or a simple design, we'll show you how to get the job done right.

  4. How to Select Laminate Countertops

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    This article details the strengths and limitations of laminate countertops , with advice on selecting among hundreds of colors and patterns. The article also includes photos and overviews of different edge styles and backsplash treatments.

  5. Buying Countertops : Plastic Laminates, Granite, and Solid Surfaces

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    How to compare and choose the best countertop material—granite, plastic laminate, solid surface, wood, stainless steel, tile or other types. We walk you through the pros and cons of each and compare costs as well.

  6. How to Tile Countertops

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    Ceramic or natural tile can be applied over an old laminate countertop , but prep work can be difficult, especially with rolled edges. Sometimes it's simpler to start fresh.

  7. Install a Laminate Kitchen Countertop

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    Remove old kitchen counters and install new laminate countertops , then complete the transformation by installing a new sink and faucet. This article shows you how.

  8. DIY Granite Countertops

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    Install your own granite countertops . All you have to do is measure your space, order the granite, then install—with the help of a few muscular friends. A wide selection of granite and other stone is available for DIYers

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Sealing Concrete Countertops + More

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - featured

    This Instructable will demonstrate how to seal concrete countertops and other large scale projects using CHENG Concrete Countertop Sealer. The goal of any sealer is to protect the concrete. Concrete is porous, just like a sponge. The purpose of a sealer is to fill all of the holes in the concrete ...

  2. Mosaic Tile Countertop - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    For an out-of-the-ordinary effect to catch the eye in your kitchen, consider installing a mosaic tile countertop .

  3. Counter Intelligence: Choosing the Right Countertop - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Countertops pull double duty as a visual design element and a hardworking surface. Cost depends on materials, with prices ranging from $2–$250 per square foot or more.

  4. Weekend Projects: Kitchen Countertops the DIY Way - Bob's Blogs

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    FromBobVila.com

    See five affordable and creative ways in which homeowners like you have created DIY countertops successfully, and with flair.

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  1. Countertop Upgrades for Under $1,500

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    David Lupberger discusses countertop choices for under $1,500.

  2. Granite Countertop Templates

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    Bob Schmidt shows you some of the things you need to know when making countertop templates for your kitchen remodeling project.

  3. How To Install a Solid Surface Kitchen Countertop

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    Installing a pre-fabricated kitchen countertop is a project any do-it-yourselfer can achieve. Host Jeff Wilson shows you how.

  4. Electrical Safety and the Kitchen Countertop

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    Learn about electrical safety and how to child-proof your kitchen work area and counter top .

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Blog Posts

  1. Installing Laminate Countertops

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    FromAna-White.com

    So where were we .... We got kitchen cabinets built ,  then we DIYed a laminate countertop ,  read more

  2. Countertop Adventures

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    FromDIY Diva

    A few weeks ago I mentioned that Wilsonart was trying to goad me into a kitchen renovation when clearly I’ve got haylofts to build and bathrooms to tear out. They...

  3. DIY-ing a Laminate Countertop

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    FromAna-White.com

    My friend Kate made me a believer. When it came time to install a countertop for the Momplex Vanilla kitchen, we did go have a solid surface countertop priced out.   read more

  4. Roundup: Mixed Media Kitchen Countertops

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    FromPosts tagged: Foodie-Fridays

     Our discussion concerning granite kitchen countertops  started me thinking about how we might have the benefits of granite/marble/quartz without the chilly experience when bellying up to the bar. For people who have kitchen islands with a bar, the perfect solution would be to install a wood ...

  5. Kitchen Ideas: Faux granite countertops that are surprisingly easy and inexpensive

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    FromDIY Advice Blog

    For the June '11 issue of The Family Handyman magazine, we transformed a blah, boring kitchen into something really special with four simple and inexpensive projects. One of these projects was to cover the existing 15-year-old laminate countertops ...( read more )

  6. Poor Man's Marble

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    FromAna-White.com

    This is almost as bad as the time that I admitted that I secretly like minivans ... (shh, don't tell, but seriously, automatic sliding doors, easy to put car seats in, plenty of room for friends ... you had me at hello low lift gate!).  I'm admitting, straight up, that I like laminate countertops . As an owner of a granite countertop , and a busy mom, here's why:  read more

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