kitchen countertops

How To Install Kitchen Countertops: Top 8 Steps to Follow

Merino Laminates, January 18, 2024

The kitchen is one of the busiest spaces in the house, where a lot of time is spent. For most houses, it isn’t just the place to cook your meals but also a gossip station with your guests or family members. So, you ought to think of adding glamor to your kitchen space in particular! 

Merino brings to you Impreza Worktops, which is a collection of versatile and unique compact surfaces ideal for your kitchen countertops. The design of these laminates is done in a way such that they maintain a uniform color at the core. Compared to any other surface laminate, these compact panels have been engineered to give you the best appeal and performance. 

What are Kitchen Countertops?

A countertop in your kitchen space is the place where you either prepare or cook food. It is one of the most critical inclusions in a kitchen space, and adding an aesthetic appeal to it is of utmost importance. Therefore, Merino brings to you a classic range of worktop laminate options that will entice you to spend more time in the kitchen just to admire the pleasant appeal of the space. 

Popular Types of Countertops for a Kitchen Remodel

Some of the popular types of countertop designs available for kitchen remodeling are:

  • Matte Finish Worktops

The Impreza Haute Matte by Merino Laminates is a premium range of worktop collection that gives you inspirational ideas on revamping your kitchen space. You get to choose from the best matte finishes, to add luxurious appeal to the countertop of your kitchen. 

You will be getting high scratch resistance, abrasion resistance, and chemical resistance with Merino’s Impreza Haute Matte laminate countertops. Not only that, but our worktop laminates are also safe for food contact. 

  • Enhanced Performance (EP) Worktops

Merino offers another range of Impreza EP worktops, where the compact surfaces are designed carefully to provide a versatile yet unique appeal, ensuring optimal performance, aesthetics, and durability. 

EP is the kind of technology where aluminum oxide particles get deposited in the overlay layers for enhancing durability, repelling wear marks, and boosting color saturation. We have a variety of unique designs for you to handle diverse applications, including breakfast racks, table tops, upstands, and kitchen cabinets. 

  • Exterior Worktops

We also provide exterior worktops, listed under the Impreza Pro category. The panels under this collection are built with cross-linking polymer tech, which offers weatherproofing properties. Thus, these worktops are ideal for being used in the exterior furniture or open-roof kitchen countertops. 

As the name suggests, these worktop sheets are designed to be used in outdoor settings, for which it gets anti color fading, UV resistance, and moisture resistance properties. The surface is also sanitizable, so you can maintain hygiene habits before using the space. 

How to Install Kitchen Countertops?

The steps that you can follow to install your kitchen countertops are:

  • Planning:

Do plan your project in advance, to have enough time to approach the installation of the new countertop surface of your kitchen. 

  • Fix a Budget:

Budget is quite essential to know what options you can count on! This way, you won’t have to deal with overspending at the time of executing the project. 

  • Know the Space:

You must be aware of the layout of your kitchen space and measure the accurate dimensions to determine how many panels you might need. 

  • Select the Worktop Laminates:

Access the Merino Impreza-Worktop range and look for the ideal design or pattern options that you want for your kitchen slab. 

  • Hire Experts:

At this point, you can now hire the experts to install the new slab in your kitchen and let them install the worktop surfacing material as well. 

  • Prepare the Home:

When the installation process is going on, you must prep the place to ensure there are clear pathways for the workers to move around. 

  • Let Professionals do the Rest:

Now, you just have to wait until the professionals call you in to check the completed kitchen countertop installation. 

  • Adopt Maintenance Habits:

Merino’s kitchen countertop surfacing panels demand less maintenance, as a clean wipe with a damp cloth would suffice to retain the aesthetic look. 

How Can Merino Help You?

Merino helps you by providing limitless design options to count on for your kitchen countertops. Depending on what your preferences are, you will be attaining a great touch & feel over the countertop surface, as every design pattern is made with aesthetic qualities in mind. 

Most of the options we offer can be used not just for kitchen countertops but also for tabletops, cabinets, shutters, cubicles, etc. So, do have a look at our store, and get your kitchen countertop surfacing material right away! 


Q. Is it easy to install your own countertops?

For people who have worked on home interiors in the past might find it easy. But for others, it is recommended to get professionals to do the job. 

Q. How long does it take to install a countertop?

If the kitchen countertop is being installed from scratch, it might take up to a day to complete the process. 

Q. How long do countertops have to sit after installation?

Once everything is sealed over the countertop, it should be left for 24 hours without use to be completely ready. 

Q. How is a kitchen countertop attached?

A silicon bead is applied at the cabinet and countertop intersections, which is enough to hold the slab in place! Later, the surfacing materials are fixed using a special type of glue! 

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