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 Countertop Overlay Systems

Countertop overlay systems are designed to cover of an existing substrate, the most common are concrete, epoxy, or paint-based overlays.  The substrate can be an existing countertop, or custom fabricated from compatible materials.  Overlay systems reduce landfill waste by providing a way to re-purpose existing countertops, and they also reduce harvesting of earthly materials.  Maintenance of overlay systems is greatly reduced when compared to most other types of countertops.  The design possibilities are endless as well.  You are not restricted to picking a product that you see in a showroom, your imagination can run wild.


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Measuring Your Countertops


1 Draw a layout of your countertop, including backsplash and sink. If for a kitchen include island and appliances . Use this to record measurements.


2 Use the tape measure to measure each section of countertop in inches. Measure length from end of counter to wall or point where next section of countertop begins. Measure depth, from wall or back of counter to front for each section as well. For galley kitchens, you'll measure from one end of counter to the other. For "L" or "U" shaped layouts, you will break it into rectangular sections at each corner. (See the image to the right)

3 Calculate odd-shaped sections or corner pieces by measuring from the longest point lengthwise and longest point depthwise. It may help to envision this odd-shaped portion as a square or rectangle.

4 Measure the length and height of backsplashes.


 5 Figure the area of each section by multiplying length by depth. Add the area of all sections together to determine total square inches. Divide total square inches by 144 to determine square footage. Multiply square footage by the square foot price of the countertop material. Of course, you will most likely be charged separately for tear-out (if needed), sink cutouts, plumbing if needed, and installation. 

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Beware of Hidden Costs

We at Innovative Countertops despise hidden costs, we believe that when someone gives a price per square foot...that should be the price. Unfortunately that is not how it works in the countertop industry. People are usually drawn in by an advertised low price, then by the time the "installed" price with all the "options" is added up, they receive sticker shock...sometimes even double the advertised price

Our Approach to Pricing

In an effort to simplify our quoting and the process for our customers, we charge a set square foot price.  This price includes your choice of color options, edge profile, sink cutouts if needed, sink installation and associated under sink plumbing, any tear out or installation required for new countertop.  Basically, we do whatever it takes to provide you a fully functioning new countertop.  We stand by our quote....always. NO HIDDEN COSTS, period.

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