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Laminate Countertop Cost

Laminate Countertop Cost

National average
$500 - $1,200
(30 sq.ft. laminate countertop)
Low: $450

(low-grade materials)

High: $1,250 - $1,600

(high quality & extras)

Cost to install laminate countertop varies greatly by region (and even by zip code).
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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.

Easy care

Low maintenance

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

Easy to clean


Different design options

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

Scratch and moisture resistance


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.

Easy to install


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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Remodeling Terms Cheat Sheet

Definitions in laymen's terms, cost considerations, pictures and things you need to know.
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glossary term picture End Cap 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
Abilene, TX
Antioch, CA
Arden, NC
Arlington, TX
Athens, GA
Aurora, IL
Austin, TX
Bakersfield, CA
Birmingham, AL
Boise, ID
Buffalo, NY
Canyon, TX
Carmel, IN
Charleston, SC
Chester, VA
Chicago, IL
Columbia, SC
Denver, CO
Durham, NC
Follansbee, WV
Fort Myers, FL
Fort Wayne, IN
Fort Worth, TX
Houston, TX
Jacksonville, FL
Kansas City, MO
Kissimmee, FL
Knoxville, TN
Lacey, WA
Louisville, KY
Miami, FL
Nampa, ID
Orlando, FL
Ozark, MO
Paterson, NJ
Pearland, TX
Pensacola, FL
Peoria, IL
Perry, FL
Phoenix, AZ
Plano, TX
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Portland, OR
Raleigh, NC
Richlands, NC
Riverside, CA
Sacramento, CA
San Antonio, TX
San Bernardino, CA
San Diego, CA
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