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Old 09-26-2019, 06:49 PM
 
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If I want to replace a granite countertop with other materials, and not DIY, how/where to find/hire professionals (who will not break the granite in pieces) to do it? And what's the common pay for the job? Also what are good non-porous Non-granite and Non-marble materials to replace it with? Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-26-2019, 06:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Reputable remodeling companies?
Get few bids and compare quotes.

Types:
https://countertopguides.com/guides/...e-options.html
https://www.popularmechanics.com/hom...ht-countertop/

Cost:
https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/cab...l-countertops/
https://www.remodelingcosts.org/countertop-costs/
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:18 PM
 
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Thanks! The work costs much more than the material...
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Old 09-27-2019, 03:55 AM
 
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There should be granite shops in your area. Google that. You don’t need a remodeler to do such a small job. And in my experience, there’s no way they get the old stuff out without breaking it up.
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Old 09-27-2019, 04:44 AM
 
Location: NC
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Home Depot and Lowe’s have the people and the products at a reasonable cost.
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Old 09-27-2019, 05:50 AM
 
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It all depends on what you want from wood to concrete. Most appliance houses have a variety on display and have established relationships with contractors. Yes, you can look at considerable installation costs for non-mainstream installations.
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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If I want to replace a granite countertop with other materials, and not DIY, how/where to find/hire professionals (who will not break the granite in pieces) to do it? And what's the common pay for the job? Also what are good non-porous Non-granite and Non-marble materials to replace it with? Thanks in advance!
Laminate is a perfectly good non-porous countertop material. There are some very good-looking high-definition laminates out now, especially those by Wilsonart. Personally I am having a retro laminate countertop installed in my kitchen to go with my vintage gas stove. However, most people usually upgrade from laminate to granite. Is it your intent to remove the current granite countertop intact and sell it (thus your concern about not breaking it in pieces)?.
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Old 09-27-2019, 11:59 AM
 
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Wouldn't it be easier to just put a sealer on the existing counter?

This is interesting info about whether or not granite needs to be sealed and if so, how frequently

https://thegraniteguy.us/granite-cou...e-countertops/
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Old 09-27-2019, 02:22 PM
 
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There should be granite shops in your area. Google that. You donít need a remodeler to do such a small job. And in my experience, thereís no way they get the old stuff out without breaking it up.

I'm not shopping for granite. The current countertop is granite, I want to replace it with other materials.




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Laminate is a perfectly good non-porous countertop material. There are some very good-looking high-definition laminates out now, especially those by Wilsonart. Personally I am having a retro laminate countertop installed in my kitchen to go with my vintage gas stove. However, most people usually upgrade from laminate to granite. Is it your intent to remove the current granite countertop intact and sell it (thus your concern about not breaking it in pieces)?.
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Wouldn't it be easier to just put a sealer on the existing counter?

This is interesting info about whether or not granite needs to be sealed and if so, how frequently

https://thegraniteguy.us/granite-cou...e-countertops/

For fear of getting this thread turned into a debate, I will refrain from discussing why... If someone could guess, good. But I just want to use other materials other than granite/marble. I'm not selling the granite, just get rid of it in one piece (or as large piece as possible), and dump it.
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:50 PM
 
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I'm not shopping for granite. The current countertop is granite, I want to replace it with other materials.

For fear of getting this thread turned into a debate, I will refrain from discussing why... If someone could guess, good. But I just want to use other materials other than granite/marble. I'm not selling the granite, just get rid of it in one piece (or as large piece as possible), and dump it.
Google this:

"marble and granite fabricators near me"

Even though you don't want granite or marble, the fabricators that create granite and marble counters also do quartz and other materials, like solid surface. Go go a few of their shops and see what materials you might like. They'll go to your house and measure and give you a quote.

You also might look up the local stone yards and visit them. You might find a granite that you prefer, or some other material.
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