“Can I change kitchen worktops without removing my units too?” Question of the Week 04/03/17
“Can I change kitchen worktops without removing my units too?”
Our first ‘Question of the Week’ in March comes from Jackie in Swansea. She wants to know whether it’s possible to change kitchen worktops without having to replace her kitchen units at the same time.
“I’d love to put some new worktops in my kitchen but I’m worried I might have to change the kitchen cupboards for new ones, too. Can you give me any advice?”
Thanks for getting in touch! It’s great to hear that you’re thinking about installing new worktops in your kitchen.
Fortunately, refreshing your kitchen with new worktops doesn’t mean you have to change the units at the same time – any of our worktops can be installed directly onto your existing cabinets, so long as they are in a suitable condition to support the weight of your chosen replacement surface.
Of course, you may find that the cabinets themselves have degraded over time, particularly if they are ageing or are constructed from a less hardy material (such as composite fibreboard). We would recommend that you inspect the units thoroughly before deciding whether to just update the worktops.
If you are satisfied that your units will support the new worktops adequately, changing your existing worktops will be simple: all you need do is measure up the existing surfaces and then use that information to produce a diagram for our fabrication team to recreate.
Our team can cut worktops to size and create a variety of bespoke worktop customisations, including sink and hob cut-outs, edge profiling, radius corners and much more besides.
Alternatively, you can view the laminate customisations we are able to accommodate on our Laminate Worktop Cutting Service page.
Once your new worktops arrive, it is recommended that you use slotted angle brackets to attach the worktops directly to the cabinets. We also strongly advise ordering a matching worktop upstand to hide the necessary expansion gap between your worktops and the adjacent wall.
If you require any further assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us via telephone or email once again. You can also send in your query via social media – we can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Ben @ Worktop Express
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