How to Install Laminate Countertops

Installing laminate countertops is the last step in this series to update your kitchen. For detailed instructions on this diy laminate countertops project, click here:

Difficulty Level: Moderate. If you are not 100% confident installing laminate countertops, Lowe’s recommends that you hire a professional. Call 1-877-GO-LOWES or visit to learn more about installation services through Lowe’s.

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  1. iamomeed on January 4, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Can the ends be cut at 45 degrees to make a water fall side

  2. Jerry Caudle on January 4, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    I am trying to install my counter tops at the miter but I can’t get to the bolts because of the lazy susan cabinet below…??????help…..thanks

  3. Beth on January 4, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    I got the same countertops with knotty pine cabinets. Some laminate is off on mine. I wonder if ironing is only way to reattach piece.

  4. Jim Oak on January 4, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Sun up ☀️ Sun Down 🙃

  5. M on January 4, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Apparently I’m not an avg diy!

  6. damok9999 on January 4, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    so I shouldn’t have put the wood flooring planks down where the cabinets will go… I guess it’s a good thing i watched this before installing the cabinets. Not a huge lose and I didn’t even caulk the edges yet… I didn’t know what the heck to do to make sure the appliances would fit… i guess i’ll find some 5/8th plywood instead… the planks do seem too weak with the underlayment play.

  7. gigglecheeks123 on January 4, 2021 at 11:46 pm


  8. Google Account on January 4, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    What do you if your counter is longer than the longest piece sold at Lowe’s?

  9. Matthew Evans on January 4, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Fitting laminate sheets is not an easy task but this video is really helpful, thanks! There’s a great ultimate laminate guide that can help with you with any other questions you have here –

  10. Nun Urbuisness on January 4, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    I like the look of granite but at $50 a sq foot heck no

  11. Sharon Bee on January 4, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    The sun will burn out in 20 billion years….Step number 444422402039559392 adjust the screws….

  12. John O'Neill on January 4, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Another how not to do it for the DIY people.

  13. Ryan Brindley on January 4, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Excellent video. Any moderate diyer could tackle a project like this no problem. Take it with a grain of salt, some steps like scribing are not necessary if you just use caulk.

  14. Ox on January 4, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    See how easy it is when you’re spending someone else’s money?!?! – said with enthusiasm while remodeling an entire kitchen

  15. Gabe on January 4, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    3:47 *smiles to self* **remembers all the countertops you almost accidently did that to in your bosses flip houses.**

  16. RedStoneBoyGaming Rodriguez on January 4, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Is this color still available? If so what color is it?

  17. NewShockerGuy on January 5, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Question on the inside joint that you tighten.  When the two larger pieces meet at 2:08 (mitered corner) do you not put any type of caulk or silicon between them then tighten?  What happens if one side is slightly higher than the other causing a bump on the mitered joint?

  18. Action Figures Inc on January 5, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Wait wait Wait! Did any one get step 142637?

  19. Dark Daughter on January 5, 2021 at 12:06 am

    I don’t do construction because I could cut my fingers off. 😐

  20. Shane Hall on January 5, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Did you see that bead of caulk he laid down?!?!

  21. Javier Coronado on January 5, 2021 at 12:06 am

    perhaps the rest of the world should change…..USA1.

  22. mike garza on January 5, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Do you sell counter tops with mitered corners ? And sink cut outs ?

  23. Louvrecaire # on January 5, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Did I miss anything about sealing the mitre seam? This is what I need to know…

  24. Concrete Jungle on January 5, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Just it mine in today…its all common sense.

  25. NooMax4ever on January 5, 2021 at 12:09 am

    This is not installing Formica countertops.
    Good luck finding only Formica, there is only one store in Anchorage that sells it & it’s not Lowe’s.

  26. Louis Wilson on January 5, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Lowes Rocks!!!!

  27. Man Yogurt on January 5, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Did you lose a hand?
    No problem…
    …just get a zip lock bag with ice cubes…
    …now drop the hand inside.
    No bandages?
    No problem…
    …just get your duct tape…
    …now wrap your nub until it looks like a disco ball.
    Lose too much blood?
    No problem..
    …just press your medic alert button right before you face-plant.

  28. K Mit on January 5, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Bunch of whiny ass people. Either do it or hire someone 🤦🏿‍♀️

  29. Tracie Wallace on January 5, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Sooooo, just let Lowe’s do it! 😆

  30. Eric Doll on January 5, 2021 at 12:15 am

    For the love of god when you cut in to a counter top with a jig saw, DO NOT cut in to the corners of the holes you drilled.

    Corners are starting points for where the laminate will start to crack over time. So when you cut the hole out for the sink, make sure not to make a corner with your cuts. Just go right up to the pre drilled hole, that way the 4 corners of the cut are rounded.

  31. TheProperty on January 5, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Pretty much he is saying you should have a pro install this.

  32. Chloe Easley on January 5, 2021 at 12:18 am

    This was excellent how too. Even gone Depot doesn’t do it this well. I’m we are about to do this and I’m dreading it

  33. ANDRAX on January 5, 2021 at 12:20 am

    This guy talks like its just putting in some!

  34. F Mills on January 5, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Do you ever use a jigsaw for the straight cut?

  35. Andrew N. on January 5, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Just installed 2 laminate counter tops in kitchens today. It’s definitely not as easy as they make it look. The bolts underneath at the 90° turn are a pain to get too. Cutting out for the sink is easy except against the backsplash because it’s to close to use jigsaw, you will need oscillating tool.

  36. Jeronimo Lor on January 5, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Costó de 36"x9′?

  37. Manbahadur Subedi on January 5, 2021 at 12:22 am

    great fabulous

  38. inspire me on January 5, 2021 at 12:22 am

    How do you secure the corner if you can’t get under it ?

  39. brian bowlin on January 5, 2021 at 12:22 am

    what happens if it is higher then my stove

  40. KATIE PETERSON on January 5, 2021 at 12:24 am

    This does not explain the whole process. 🙁

  41. Frank James on January 5, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Silicone AROUND THE EDGES ? goes under the sink rim

  42. fireman66767 on January 5, 2021 at 12:28 am

    what if the longest length they sell is 10 ft and I need 15 feet of counter. do I add the extra 5 feet with the toggle bolts? There is no bend in my counter 15 straight? any ideas how to do it?

  43. Dinesh Choudhary on January 5, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Roshan plywood &fancy hardware

  44. Farmboy1544 on January 5, 2021 at 12:31 am

    DO NOT flip the sink upside down and mark the outline on the counter top its self WITHOUT putting tape down first. Never ever mark finished surfaces.

  45. HCH Yan on January 5, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Nice – how much does it cost approximately?

  46. A M A D E U S . H L A D U N on January 5, 2021 at 12:33 am

    What the heck is "the recommended adhesive"??? That is literally the only thing left that I need to know. Would standard wood glue work?

  47. Ryan David on January 5, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Screw this, I was lost on step 2….ill get someone be to install it for me….

  48. Silvia Retana on January 5, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Should the counter top be cut exactly to lenght (wall to wall) or a few millimeters shorter? Thanks

  49. C Powers on January 5, 2021 at 12:36 am

    I build and install cabinets for a living.
    I leave the countertop install to the contractor to outsource. It saves a lot of hassle.
    in lamants I build boxes with fancy doors.

  50. Gill Bates on January 5, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Instructions unclear, my countertop looks like a bed of nails, I’m missing a hand, and my face is glued to the cabinets 😟

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