Once you decide to replace those old, out of date kitchen countertops, the first question is usually, “how long does it take to replace my countertops?” The old ones get uglier by the day while we are awaiting the new ones to be completed and installed. The time it takes to replace kitchen countertops varies for many reasons. No matter which type of countertop material you choose for replacement countertops, there is one key you should keep in mind: Get started as early as possible. If you’re hoping to have the replacement countertops in place for the holidays, relatives coming for a visit or other big event, plan well in advance for best results.
Some countertops take more time to make offsite before they are installed. (such as butcherblock) Some countertops take longer to install onsite. (Such as full backsplash countertops) How much time to install different types and materials is needed depends on what you choose. Here are some ideas of the time it takes to replace kitchen countertops.
Granite and Marble countertops: Once the color and other options are completed and contract is signed. 2-4 weeks (depending on availability of material) From the time you begin to look until the installation of your new countertops is complete, plan at least 1 month.
Butcherblock: Once you have choosen the options ( Wood species , pattern and edge you want) , Contract is signed. Waiting for the butcherblock to be custom made takes a approx 4-6 weeks. From the time you begin to look until the installation of your new countertops is complete, plan at least 2 months. That gives you the time to find what you really want without rushing and will reduce the stress of “cutting it close” if you need the replacement countertops in place by a certain date.
Things to remember:
Oct, Nov and Dec are always busy months for the fabricator. So plan accordingly. Everyone wants there kitchens done for the busy season of family dinners.