Laminate Countertop Cost

How much does it cost to install laminate countertop?

Laminate countertops are stylish, durable, and fairly inexpensive. For this example, we'll consider the cost of installing 30 square feet of laminate countertop, which averages $600-$1200, or $10-$40 per square foot.

Cost breakdown

  • Labor: laminate countertop installers typically charge $30-$40 per hour and can complete the project in around one day (8 labor hours), for a total labor cost of $240-$320.
  • Materials: laminate countertops average $10-$20 per square foot. Higher quality countertops are more expensive and can easily reach $30-$40 per square foot.
BrandProsConsCost
BELANGER

Easy care

Low maintenance

Gritty feel$60-$90 per 6 sq.ft.
FORMICA

Easy to clean

Durable

Different design options

Interior use only$210-$250 per 6 sq.ft.
Wilsonart

Scratch and moisture resistance

Durable

Interior use only$160 per 6 sq.ft.
VT Dimensions

Solid surface

Easy care

Difficult to cut

Difficult to install

$40-$110 per 6 sq.ft.
VTI

Easy to install

Durable

Hard to install$90-$140 per 6 sq.ft.


Enhancement and improvement costs

  • Adding backsplash can add another $200-$400 for an extra 10 square feet of countertop.
  • Endcaps 1 typically cost $15-$25 in coordinating laminate.
  • Adding a sink will add an additional $150 to your project, on average.


Additional considerations and costs


  • Most laminate countertops are prefabricated, meaning it is cut and prepared before arriving at your home. If you choose countertops that are cut on-site, your costs can increase by as much as 30%.
  • Some contractors may offer a discount if you install the countertop while remodeling the entire kitchen.
  • If you have old countertops that need to be removed and disposed of, plan to add $500-$800 to your total cost.


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1 Endcaps: A separate piece of finished material that covers the unfinished edges of a countertop

Cost to install laminate countertop varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

Labor cost by city and zip code

Compared to national average
Anaheim, CA
+21%
Andover, MN
+8%
Ann Arbor, MI
+13%
Apache Junction, AZ
-17%
Athens, GA
-9%
Atlanta, GA
+24%
Augusta, GA
-13%
Aurora, CO
+10%
Bellevue, NE
-19%
Bensalem, PA
+29%
Bessemer, AL
+1%
Boynton Beach, FL
-2%
Brighton, MI
-5%
Brooklyn, NY
+16%
Burlington, NC
-17%
Canonsburg, PA
+15%
Carrollton, GA
-10%
Carrollton, TX
+14%
Casa Grande, AZ
-27%
Citrus Heights, CA
+6%
Colorado Springs, CO
-3%
Cranston, RI
+9%
Dayton, OH
-7%
Delray Beach, FL
-2%
District Heights, MD
+16%
Duluth, MN
-13%
Ewa Beach, HI
+31%
Flagstaff, AZ
-27%
Fort Myers, FL
-7%
Fort Worth, TX
+6%
Frankfort, KY
-25%
Homestead, FL
-2%
Kansas City, MO
+4%
Kent, WA
+9%
Las Cruces, NM
-43%
Las Vegas, NV
+7%
Lewisville, TX
+17%
Littleton, CO
+2%
Long Beach, CA
+16%
Los Angeles, CA
+11%
Louisville, KY
-7%
Macon, GA
+20%
Marietta, GA
+10%
Milwaukee, WI
+12%
Montgomery, AL
-10%
Nashville, TN
+21%
North Hollywood, CA
+11%
North Richland Hills, TX
+5%
Novi, MI
+37%
Orlando, FL
+2%

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