Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Specialist
By Robert Stack
Member Of The BBB

Call 902-448-2108 or Text



Email Sales@kitchenrefacers.ca

Service area in Brisish Columbia
           Toronto
           Halifax

 Laminate Countertops Halifax, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia..

Most Common Question 

What is your price compared to Big Box  Store countertop  installation Cost?

Our pricing is based on little overhead   because  you work with no commission sales person or Middle man markups.
Just one person who can answer your questions with 30 years experience in the industry. 

Laminate Countertops  Middle Sackville, NS B4E 3B1, Nova Scotia. Deal direct from manufacture to installation services. Custom sizes and configurations are available. We offer many kitchen countertop ideas and solutions to fit your countertop needs and budget. We supply Wilsonart, Formica, Arborite, Laminate Countertop brand names. Replacement is fast and easy with kitchen refacers.ca

Laminate Care and Maintainance

For stained areas  a baking soda paste with a 3:1 ratio of baking soda and water. Spread over the stain. Let sit 2-5 minutes. After doing this do not  scrub the top because you  can damage the finish of the counter top.  I like to use a micro fiber cloth. Wipe and rinse till you see the stain fade away. If the stain still exist , try applying the soda paste for a longer period of time. 

To maintain the look and finish of your laminate counter top, hot objects should never be placed directly on the surface. Have a trivet close to your pot  or an insulated hot pad. A temperature above 250 degrees can leave a scorch on your counter top surface. Also the glues that hold your countertop down to the particle board sub straight can let go, creating a bubble on the laminate surface.

Any cutting can go through your counter top finish layer exposing the brown underlayment.  This can not always be repaired unless a colour laminate touch up is used. Even this repair will not make the scratch disappear completely. So use a Cutting Board.

One more very important thing to remember is that if you have a miter corner where two pieces of the countertop are glued together. Try to keep this area dry. If you have a kettle above the joint boiling over, water will get into the joint causing it to swell. This is due to the  particle board layer underneath the laminate absorbing water.

A qualified counter top installer will use the proper glue and sealing technique to only help reduce the problem not eliminate it.  

Remember these countertop maintenance guidelines and your counter top will last for years to come.

 

Important points to consider.

  Laminate countertops have two main types of finishes.. Matt and Texture. 
It is recommended that you select a better quality  for durability and cleanups.

  When installing a new dishwasher and  new flooring. Always MAKE SURE when installing new floors that you have the final  clearance between the new floor height and the bottom countertop  set to the installation guide on your dishwasher manual. I find this problem quite often.For more information on Formica Countertop go to more colours.



 If you are considering a larger fridge, will the laminate countertop need to be cut down? Consider a countertop with no backsplash. Just a straight piece butting up against the wall then tiling to the top of the countertop.

 To avoid mitre cuts when installing diagonal sinks it is best to go with a custom flat laminate countertop in most cases. This is to prevent water damage on you mitre joints.

 Slide in stoves and countertop height clearances are important to know. Most slide in stoves require a finish height of 36" + - 1/4. Therefore check to see what your countertop height  needs to be in your owners manual.

  If you are considering a new cooktop, it is wise to select one when the new countertop is being purchased. Remember  the cut out hole can be made bigger not smaller!

Countertop measure process

  • First we determine countertop type,style and budget
  • Calculate the appliances to be fitted into kitchen.
  • Measure countertop.
  • Determine plumbing fixtures and drainage.

Countertop Install Process

  • Call customer 3-5 days in advance for install
  • Customer is to remove items from countertop and inside  base cabinet corners
  • Plumbing is disconnected and top is removed
  • Countertop is installed and scribe and caulked to wall.
  • Sink hole is cut out and reconnected.
  • Top is inspected by home owner and signed off.


Laminate countertop

Formica FX Series

with subway tile

Optional Countertop Wall Tile and flooring Install Services

Kitchen Refacers.ca offers complete wall tile install services. Our tile specialist will provide you the needed information for you to purchase the correct amount of material. Once you have the material on site, we will schedule the install. 

Laminate countertop replacement with a cutoff backsplash, then tile to top of laminate top.