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Countertop Installation

Read through step-by-step tutorials to help you prepare for any installation pertaining to your countertop.


Teak Island Countertop Install at the TOH Arlington Italianate Project House

Countertop manufacturer Paul Grothouse shows Norm the right way to install the new teak island top for the kitchen

How to Laminate a Countertop for a Laundry Room

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva builds a plastic laminate counter

Kevin O’Connor shows a quartz countertop

How to Install a Quartz Countertop

Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor learns how quartz countertops are manufactured and then helps install one in a homeowner’s kitchen.

How to Make a DIY Butcher Block Countertop

Warm up the look of your kitchen with this easy-to-install surfacing.


Waterfall-Edge Countertop Fabrication and Install at the TOH Cambridge Project House

Norm travels to the Pennsylvania workshop of Paul Grothouse to see the dovetail key joinery of the kitchen’s waterfall-edge wood countertop, then back to Cambridge where the whole crew lends a hand getting it into the house and in place


Crafting a Teak Island Countertop for the TOH Newton Project House

Norm Abram travels to Germansville, Pennsylvania, to see how countertop fabricator Paul Grothouse is crafting a beautiful 3-inch teak island top for the house


How to Build a Laminate Counter

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his secrets for fabricating a stylish new plastic-laminate kitchen countertop.

How to Install a Soapstone Countertop

This traditional kitchen topper is easy for a do-it-yourselfer to install